Pittsburgh School District


The Pittsburgh School District encompasses 56 schools, including 36 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 9 high schools, and 4 alternative schools, serving students from diverse backgrounds across the city. The data reveals a mix of high-performing and lower-performing schools, with several standout institutions like Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12, Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, and Pittsburgh Montessori K-5 leading the way in academic achievement and graduation rates.

While the district's high schools range from 83.2% to 100% four-year graduation rates, with Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 achieving a perfect 100%, there are also significant disparities in student performance on standardized tests. For example, in Algebra I, the percentage of students proficient or better varies from just 4.6% at Pittsburgh Brashear High School to 53.8% at Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12. These gaps suggest the need for targeted interventions and support to address the inequities within the district.

The data also reveals a potential correlation between socioeconomic status and academic performance, with many of the lower-performing schools having high percentages of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Additionally, the wide range in student-teacher ratios, from 5.9 at Pittsburgh Classical 6-8 to 17.1 at Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12, may indicate staffing challenges that could impact the ability to provide individualized attention and support for students. Overall, the data highlights both the strengths and areas for improvement within the Pittsburgh School District, providing valuable insights for district leaders to develop targeted strategies and ensure equitable access to high-quality education for all students.

District Detail

 341 S Bellefield Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3552

 (412) 529-3500

SchoolDigger Rank:
461st of 606 Pennsylvania districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 19,719

Primary Schools: 36
Middle Schools: 7
High Schools: 9
Alternative Schools: 4
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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