Shaler Area High School

Public 9-12

 381 Wible Run Rd
       Pittsburgh, PA  15209-1133


(412) 492-1200

District: Shaler Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
152nd of 674 Pennsylvania High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,385 Help


Feeder schools for Shaler Area High School:

Elementary:    Burchfield Primary School
    Marzolf Primary School
    Reserve Primary School
    Scott Primary School
Middle:    Shaler Area Elementary School
    Shaler Area Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.8 Help
Number of students:  1,225

Racial breakdown:

White:
89.7%
Two or more races:
4.3%
Hispanic:
2.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35.5% Help


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Compare Details Shaler Area High School ranks better than 77.4% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.89. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Shaler Area High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (89.7%), two or more races (4.3%), Hispanic (2.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 35.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Shaler Area High School is 11.8. (See more...)
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Compare Shaler Area High School employs 103.1 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Shaler Area High School is $20,385.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Shaler Area High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Shaler Area High School 152nd of 674 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Shaler Area High School in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for Shaler Area High School

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Rank History for all students at Shaler Area High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 59.56 258th 583 55.7%
2004 65.98 222nd 590 62.4%
2005 58.06 288th 593 51.4%
2006 63.27 252nd 604 58.3%
2007 67.50 212th 615 65.5%
2008 72.91 144th 621 76.8%
2009 58.72 287th 632 54.6%
2010 67.26 218th 649 66.4%
2011 60.98 316th 660 52.1%
2012 60.06 321st 664 51.7%
2013 62.52 233rd 591 60.6%
2014 67.39 189th 580 67.4%
2015 65.85 274th 680 59.7%
2016 66.18 288th 677 57.5%
2017 62.36 317th 663 52.2%
2018 69.95 250th 673 62.9%
2019 66.79 286th 693 58.7%
2021 64.02 252nd 537 53.1%
2022 67.58 222nd 634 65.0%
2023 74.89 152nd 674 77.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Shaler Area High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 73.04 34th 129 73.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Shaler Area High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 81.54 89th 652 86.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Shaler Area High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 37.42 290th 502 42.2%
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Rank History for White students at Shaler Area High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 66.40 188th 577 67.4%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Shaler Area High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1421 5 8 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1437
1989 1313 4 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1320
1990 1175 4 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1184
1991 1133 7 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1143
1992 1521 12 3 2 1 n/a n/a 0 1539
1993 1554 12 5 1 1 n/a n/a 0 1573
1994 1531 17 7 4 0 n/a n/a 0 1559
1995 1681 5 7 1 1 n/a n/a 0 1695
1996 1681 5 7 1 1 n/a n/a 0 1695
1997 1817 10 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1835
1998 1879 16 3 1 3 n/a n/a 0 1902
1999 1417 15 3 1 2 n/a n/a 0 1438
2000 1410 14 3 0 3 n/a n/a 0 1430
2001 1386 9 8 2 4 n/a n/a 0 1409
2002 1487 12 15 1 6 n/a n/a 0 1521
2003 1487 12 15 1 6 n/a n/a 0 1521
2004 1513 16 11 1 6 n/a n/a 0 1547
2005 1544 14 15 3 5 n/a n/a 0 1581
2006 1495 15 9 3 4 n/a n/a 0 1526
2007 1460 18 12 6 3 n/a n/a 0 1499
2008 1362 19 9 5 5 n/a n/a 0 1400
2009 1861 24 14 7 5 n/a n/a 1 1912
2010 1750 27 17 6 7 n/a n/a 3 1810
2011 1674 22 13 4 7 0 6 0 1726
2012 1588 21 12 4 8 0 5 0 1638
2013 1498 21 19 3 5 0 11 0 1557
2014 1480 22 16 4 2 0 19 0 1543
2015 1458 28 23 5 1 1 29 0 1545
2016 1402 30 20 7 0 0 28 0 1487
2017 1339 35 18 5 1 0 31 0 1429
2018 1263 34 24 8 1 0 27 0 1357
2019 1222 38 23 10 1 0 28 0 1322
2020 1187 31 23 17 1 0 37 0 1296
2021 1138 19 20 22 0 0 47 0 1246
2022 1142 20 20 27 1 0 48 0 1258
2023 1099 19 17 36 1 0 53 0 1225

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Shaler Area High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1437 102.4 14.0 n/a
1989 1320 102.3 12.9 n/a
1990 1184 98.7 11.9 0
1991 1143 99.5 11.4 n/a
1992 1539 121.5 12.6 n/a
1993 1573 95.0 16.6 n/a
1994 1559 91.0 17.1 n/a
1995 1695 117.5 14.4 n/a
1996 1695 117.5 14.4 n/a
1997 1835 118.5 15.5 n/a
1998 1902 131.0 14.5 n/a
1999 1438 105.5 13.6 n/a
2000 1430 97.0 14.7 10.8
2001 1409 93.0 15.2 9.8
2002 1521 94.6 16.1 9.1
2003 1521 94.6 16.1 9.1
2004 1547 95.7 16.2 8.3
2005 1581 95.4 16.6 8.7
2006 1526 94.6 16.1 14.3
2007 1499 97.4 15.4 13.5
2008 1400 92.9 15.1 15.7
2009 1912 115.5 16.5 17.2
2010 1810 124.4 14.5 19.9
2011 1726 130.2 13.2 18.7
2012 1638 122.3 13.3 21
2013 1557 120.2 12.9 28.1
2014 1543 120.0 12.8 31.4
2015 1545 122.0 12.6 33
2016 1487 115.0 12.9 33.1
2017 1429 108.5 13.1 29.1
2018 1357 107.0 12.6 27.4
2019 1322 106.1 12.4 22.2
2020 1296 104.6 12.3 28
2021 1246 103.8 11.9 28.3
2022 1258 103.1 12.2 25.9
2023 1225 103.1 11.8 35.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Shaler Area High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1437 102.4 14.0 n/a
1989 1320 102.3 12.9 n/a
1990 1184 98.7 11.9 0
1991 1143 99.5 11.4 n/a
1992 1539 121.5 12.6 n/a
1993 1573 95.0 16.6 n/a
1994 1559 91.0 17.1 n/a
1995 1695 117.5 14.4 n/a
1996 1695 117.5 14.4 n/a
1997 1835 118.5 15.5 n/a
1998 1902 131.0 14.5 n/a
1999 1438 105.5 13.6 n/a
2000 1430 97.0 14.7 10.8
2001 1409 93.0 15.2 9.8
2002 1521 94.6 16.1 9.1
2003 1521 94.6 16.1 9.1
2004 1547 95.7 16.2 8.3
2005 1581 95.4 16.6 8.7
2006 1526 94.6 16.1 14.3
2007 1499 97.4 15.4 13.5
2008 1400 92.9 15.1 15.7
2009 1912 115.5 16.5 17.2
2010 1810 124.4 14.5 19.9
2011 1726 130.2 13.2 18.7
2012 1638 122.3 13.3 21
2013 1557 120.2 12.9 28.1
2014 1543 120.0 12.8 31.4
2015 1545 122.0 12.6 33
2016 1487 115.0 12.9 33.1
2017 1429 108.5 13.1 29.1
2018 1357 107.0 12.6 27.4
2019 1322 106.1 12.4 22.2
2020 1296 104.6 12.3 28
2021 1246 103.8 11.9 28.3
2022 1258 103.1 12.2 25.9
2023 1225 103.1 11.8 35.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Shaler Area High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $00 (0.0%) $14 (100.0%) $14
2020 $248 (1.4%) $17,977 (98.6%) $18,226
2021 $332 (1.7%) $19,466 (98.3%) $19,798
2022 $683 (3.4%) $19,702 (96.6%) $20,385

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Shaler Area High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 286th of 693 High schoolsRanks 152nd of 674 High schools
 18.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Algebra I (Shaler Area High School)67.537.2
 30.3%
   11th Grade Algebra I (Pennsylvania)63.334.1
 29.2%
11th Grade Biology (Shaler Area High School)68.163.8
 4.3%
   11th Grade Biology (Pennsylvania)63.250.7
 12.5%
11th Grade Literature (Shaler Area High School)78.677.3
 1.3%
   11th Grade Literature (Pennsylvania)71.565.3
 6.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13221225
 7.3%
African American3819
 50%
American Indian11
Asian2317
 26.1%
Hispanic1036
 260%
Pacific Islander00
White12221099
 10.1%
Two or More Races2853
 89.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.2%35.5%
 13.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Shaler Area High School

Shaler Area High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Burchfield Primary School
Elementary : Marzolf Primary School
Elementary : Reserve Primary School
Elementary : Scott Primary School
Middle : Shaler Area Elementary School
Middle : Shaler Area Middle School

Students at Shaler Area High School are 90% White, 4% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic, 2% African American, 1% Asian.

Shaler Area High School ranks 152nd of 674 Pennsylvania high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,225 students attended Shaler Area High School.


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