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Pittsburgh Westinghouse High School

1101 North Murtland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
(412) 665-3940

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 350 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

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About this school

Pittsburgh Westinghouse High School is a public high school in Pittsburgh. The principal of Pittsburgh Westinghouse High School is Ms Shemeca Crenshaw. 350 students go to Pittsburgh Westinghouse High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 85% of the 350 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pittsburgh Westinghouse High School is 14:1. Abraxas Pittsburgh School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 97% 56%
Multiracial 2% 6%
Asian 0.6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 3%
Hispanic 0.3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 34%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Everyone who has posted here needs to commit to helping WHS become the powerhouse school that it could be. There is a lot of talent at this school that needs to be harnessed and brought to attention. Let's make it happen

  • (6 years ago)

    There are lots of concerned teachers who really want to teach our children

  • (9 years ago)

    School is difficult. Discipline is lacking. New principal seems to have difficulty with management.

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe Westinghouse helped my daughter in alot of ways in others it didn't. My daughter aintained a high GPA here and graduated salutatorian of her class. She always came home and told me how some of her teachers encourtaged her to do more ad strive for better. It is not always thye school atmosphere that keeps kids from learning it is themselves and I hate when I hear that children don't learn hear. I know they do. I have ason there now and he doesn't focau so he isn't achieving like my daughter who was focused on her work. I like the atmosphere that I seen when I vivted the school. The falculy is nice and helpful. I don't think what happens at Westinghouse is any diffrent than what you will find at other public schools. Truthfully any school at all. Go Bulldogs! WESTIGHOUSE FOREVER!

  • (10 years ago)

    Me my sister and my brother went to Westinghouse. It was not a good school. All three of us went back for a school visit and the way the kids acted was just horrible! I just was walking down the hall and I seen kid's cursing running around and acting just horrible. The teachers were standing around watching them as if they could care less. I know a lot of my daughter's friends that go there now and they always say that the teachers do not challenge them as much as they should. I do not think anyone's child would be safe going to this school because of the way the atmosphere was when I visited. It's almost if your not protected and that is not a good thing. I would not recommend anyone going to this school because it is just horrible and it needs a lot of work!

  • (10 years ago)

    My child went to westinghouse her jr and sr year. I wish she would have been more prepared for college she had alot of catching up to do. I dont think they did enough to help her get her first foot in the door. I dont remember seeing the principals face unless something happened within the school or something negative happened. This school needs alot of work

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