School Details

South Allegheny Middle School/High School

2743 Washington Blvd, McKeesport, PA 15133
(412) 675-3070
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 774 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

80%
80%
80%
68%
68%
76%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • South Allegheny School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
77%
76%
78%
78%
80%
45%
45%
60%
87%
86%
73%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • South Allegheny School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
35%
60%
49%
49%
68%
33%
33%
42%
84%
84%
83%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • South Allegheny School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Allegheny Middle School/High School is a public high school in Liberty. The principal of South Allegheny Middle School/High School is Mr Keith Gephart. 774 students go to South Allegheny Middle School/High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 40% of the 774 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at South Allegheny Middle School/High School is 15:1. Clairton Middle School/High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Hispanic 0.5% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My 2 children have attended school in this district since kindergarten both have been either on the honor roll or high honor roll every single 9 weeks of every school year. I credit this to the wonderful teachers. They do care. I think it is very sad that they are so disrespected and unappreciated. I am very thankful for them.

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to this school and let me tell you from personal expierence it was terrible the teachers could care less about you and your education now granted not all of the teachers are like this but the vast majority of them are. I was bullied nothing was done about it I wasn't taught correctly I asked for help and was told I should've paid attention in class. If i ever have children of my own I can guarantee they won't be attending school there.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school district for activites but the teachers give too much "busy work" to fill up time. But other than that it is a great school!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had numerous problems within the past few weeks. My eldest daughter was bulied and called names by a student on the bus. I went to the principal to see what actions could be taken. The teacher pulled my daughter in to the office and made it a point to embarass her and call her a trouble maker. Then sent her back to class while she was crying. Basically blowing the whole thing off and not taking any action against the other student. Then this past week my step daughter and my son were bullied and threatned by a 6th grade student. I contacted the principal and again instead of taking disciplinary action they put the blame on my children. So now I'm basically forced to enroll my children into online schooling to insure their safety. Don't enroll your kids here.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our decision to move from this district was based largely on the basis of very poor education quality provided throughout the school district. At SA my children made honor or high honor roll every report period. At their new school one child who used to make high honors missed honors by 0.5gpa the other child honor student at SA struggles to pass classes. I put the blame squarely on the shoulders of SA staff who did not properly teach prepare or discipline students. It seemed as though they were there to put their time in and could not wait to 'punch out' at the end of the day. We are so pleased to have left this mess of a district behind.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school in my opinion isn't at the average level most schools are at. All the teachers give 'busy work' instead of actually spending the time to really teach kids the basics. Also just recently there was a bomb threat although this was a threat to the children there the dean of students went ahead and suspended privileges to all middle schoolers. the bomb threat was found near the middle schoolers but all children shouldn't have been punished for anthers wrong-doing. This school has many children with a lot of spirit but lacks the quality most other schools have.

  • (7 years ago)

    SA middle and high school has seen many improvements since I've graduated. The number of programs offered to students has grown but the quality of the programs has went downhill. I am actually surprised at how many parents are involved with their kids education and school in comparision to other area high schools. Teachers and Administrators almost completely ignore behavior and disciipline problems or a regular basis. This is one area that the school needs to really focus on. How can a student bring up their grades if they don't feel safe at school. The level of professionalism by the teachers is embarassing. Most teachers act as immature as a high school student. The school offers a variety of AP and Honors courses but in most cases the 'honor' students aren't getting ahead of the game they are getting bogged down with 'busy' work which doesn't prepare them for life after high school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Good math and science relatively poor English and literature.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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