School Details

East Allegheny High School

1150 Jacks Run Rd, North Versailles, PA 15137
(412) 824-9700

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 663 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • East Allegheny School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East Allegheny High School is a public high school in North Versailles. The principal of East Allegheny High School is Mr Gary Peiffer. 663 students attend East Allegheny High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 54% of the 663 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at East Allegheny High School is 14:1. McKeesport Area Tech Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 66% 71%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 26%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 1% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I graduated from EA and have many fond memories of my high school years. However times have changed along with the attitude of the students parents and faculty. The experience my children have had at EA is the complete opposite. The students seemed to be just plain angry. They lack respect for each other teachers or any other authority figure. There seems to be a lack of concern/involvement on the parents part. There is quite a bit of fighting even among the girls. There seems to be no consequences at home for fighting disrespect disruptive behavior. When a student does have a problem with other students their recommendation is to to put the child having the problem with bullies is to send the victim to alternative school. The school cannot control the bullies so they try to remove the victim. I was told they could not guarantee my child's safety. Yes I too am appaulled. Appaulled at what has happened to a once great school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I did not even want to give this school district an One rating! I had graduated from this school some time ago but I see nothing has changed and in fact it may of even gotten worse over time. The favoritism that goes on is just plain wrong and what your last name is will depend on how happy you are there because its all politics and always will be in that area.I would never suggest anyone who cares bout their child to send their child there it was a nightmare for me and I still feel that way after many decades of being able to move away from there!

  • (5 years ago)

    I attended East Allegheny myself I wasn't the perfect student there but a lot of it isn't the authority figures in the school. It's the students themselves. Times are changing now and so are kids. Their look on life is alot different from when I went to school and that was only a couple years ago. East Allegheny is not a bad school district so what there's fights like there are in every other school district. There's kids who back talk teachers like there is in any other school district. East Allegheny is no different then any other school district except for the teachers if a student needs help you can go to any teacher and they will be more then glad to help you. If they see your not doing well they will pull you aside and help you out even without you asking. I loved my time at EA!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been a studentat East Allegheny for 10 years now and I am truly appauled by these comments. I know that our school is not perfect however there are so many good elements that are bieng overlooked. We have wonderful teachers and there is a good disipline code. Yes there is violence but what shcool doesn't. I urge you to reconsider and see all the good in East Allegheny.

  • (5 years ago)

    this is not a safe school with many many fights. The students have a strict understanding of what is right and wrong to do/wear/say/act and anyone who doesn't agree tends to be an outcast. Honestly EA is a joke

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that East Allegheny is a great school district. But we are so far away from other wider known schools and areas such as Pittsburgh Carrick Moon Township Hopewell Area... I think that we should interact with these other bigger schools in western Pennsylvania. It would give our students more interaction with children their ages in other areas and make our school wider known. I think our school board should take this into consideration.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school seems a little better this year. I am discouraged that no one recognizes extremely gifted kids and they are slipping through the cracks. Teachers are more focused on if a child completed a piece of paper than there learning style. Kids don't fit in a box and they are probably missing the Albert Einstiens' as his teachers did.

  • (6 years ago)

    My sons hve been in this school district for 4 years. I have seen improvement in the school district concerning the academics the children receives and the racial diversity. There are still changes that needs to happen however over all I am satisfied with what my son's have experience both in their academic and social community.

  • (6 years ago)

    So far so good with the arrival of the Duquesene students at East Allegheny. Hope it remains that way!

  • (7 years ago)

    I personally think that the East Allegheny school district is doing perfectly fine! Our children are not in a bad enviornment. The teachers and administors are doing everything possible to provide a good education for each and every student. Tutoring is provided when ever it is needed and as well as extra music and art activites after school. Of course we need improvement but so does every other school! Look at the students who graduated in the previous years some are of to school with full scholarships. And others have made their own choices in life but that is not the districs fault! East allegheny is not a bad school and needs to be givin more credit for the things they do good for our children and not the things they do bad!

  • (7 years ago)

    If you are a minority keep your child far away from the Jr/Sr High School. The principal and administrators are a joke. This used to be a decent school district. I'm a minority alumni and did very well academically. I never had the issues that my daughter has had during her tenure there. Needless to say she is in private school now. If you want a quality education for your child Leave This School Behind.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think this administration and the teachers don't care and this reflects on the students. I have peen told by the principle that he is not in control of what the teachers do. No one returns phone calls from the principle on down. I have called the office on several occasions and talked to several different people and only the guidance counselor is the only one to return my calls. The homework hotline is a joke it is rarely updated if at all. The attitude of the students in learning is a direct reflection of the staff and administration.

  • (8 years ago)

    East Allegheny School District has been below on their test scores because the teachers are not properly evaluating the students in their classroom. There is only an average of 18 students per class. Teachers should focus more on teaching then disciplining.

  • (9 years ago)

    There are enough extracurricular activities involving music and art but I think they need more sports.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think the school gives enough academic programs but the students aren't interested. The students in that school really don't care about how they do and need a better education.

  • (9 years ago)

    During my child's term as a student at East Allegheny Jr Sr Highschool I was dissapointed with the opportunity for them to excel.

  • (10 years ago)

    The new administration is awesome.

  • (10 years ago)

    EA is under new leadership this year. It is adapting a 'no nonsense' approach to education. There is a feeling that the school will be much improved in the next couple of years. Already the school has shown many improvements through appearance. Dress code is also being addressed. We feel better about the overall quality this year.

  • (10 years ago)

    Having graduated from East Allegheny I've seen both good and bad sides to the school district. Over the years I've seen teachers and students grow less and less interested in education. As with anything there are still those few teachers and students exempt from this generalization but overall the school is going down hill and something needs to be done about it.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think the school district lacks creativity regarding discipline and parent involvement. We spend money providing better teaching and learning tools but the scores show little or no improvement. Parent involvement is below standards. You as educators should improve relationships with parents and community.

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