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About This School

West Mifflin Area High School is a public high school in West Mifflin. The principal of West Mifflin Area High School is Dr Mark Hoover. 1,162 students go to West Mifflin Area High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 41% of the 1,162 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at West Mifflin Area High School is 15:1. Steel Valley Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 75%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 22%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 0.8% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 40%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    West Mifflin School District has great elementary schools with some of the best teachers I have met! That being said both the middle and high schools are a nightmare! Very disorganized lessons and curriculum. The teachers and staff at both schools behave more like students themselves than authority figures and mentors. They encourage "clicks" bullying and are very lazy when it comes to disciplining kids within these "clicks". Most teachers especially in the high school are alumni and are friends with parents so lots of playing favorites going on. I would not recommend anyone enrolling their children in WMASD past grade 5.

  • (2 years ago)

    caring honest . and the teachers here are awesome if any student applies them selfs they will excell at this school

  • (2 years ago)

    After the merge with Duquesne this school went completely downhill. Instead of improving the academics teachers and student behavior they decide to use the tax dollars to build a new school. It also is attached to the high school. No supervision school principles change every year. Sad sad district.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a parent of a daughter who is in 11th grade there and they took (school board)?? away some of its after school activites or classes cause they couldnt afford them due do the nature of building a "BRAND NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL" which is OVERBUDGET....

  • (4 years ago)

    The whole school system is a total farce. You learn nothing . My child does most of her work on the computer and searching the internet to find things that the teachers should be teaching. I think all the flunkie teachers come to West Mifllin. All they seem to talk about is sports and the band. Stay away from from this school if you want your child to succeed in college. They do nothing to prepare you for college.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent of one child who graduated in 2009 and another child who is a sophmore. First of all DO NOT join the Rotc it is a joke they do nothing and learn nothing a complete waste of an elective. Also the kids are out of control and nothing gets done to stop it it's the same kids over and over. Most of the teachers have no dedication I'm seriously thinking of moving or transferring my child to Christian school. Do not move to this area if your coming for the school. The elementary and middle school are fantastic the high school is a joke.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently a Junior at West Mifflin High School. I moved here from Thomas Jefferson last year and was not impressed with the teachers and the programs that they follow. Seems like the teachers are par for the course. I have found out that I learn more from researching things on the internet as teachers just seem to 'skip' over the course and really don't apply their skills to the students. I will complete my schooling as .and will graduate form here but I dont think they prepare you for any college at all all through the final years at the High School. Thye did a new direction or sure.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently attending this West Mifflin Area High School. I have rated this school unsatisfactory. The academics in this school are terrible. There are two different categories of classes a student can take. The first is the advanced/honors courses. I am in 3 advanced classes and I am doing well in them. The curriculum is challenging enough to keep my interest. The second category is the college prep/or in other terms basic. The basic classes are a nightmare. The kids are out of control and completely distracting. The teachers end up taking time away from teaching the class to deal with these children. Despite the teachers' best efforts unfortunately they have no control over these kids. This may be a reason why our standardized test scores are so low. I hope something is done very soon to fix this.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a current student at West Mifflin High School and I will graduate in 2010. With the recent combination of West Mifflin and Duquesne so many problems have been occuring and the faculty hasn't been seeing it. An additional 100+ kids came that we don't have the room for. Education does not come first in West Mifflin. It's Football Basketball Cheerleading Band and then education.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school district is more concerned with sports...they say that education comes first so why are they ranked very very low in the state. There is more emphasis on sports cheerleading and band....not enough on academics...

  • (7 years ago)

    I think the School has all the amenities students need it has a good basketball program but all the other sports lack funds to be good programs. Of course the most important problem of this school are the academics they need improvement. It seems our kids are falling through the cracks. My children who attend here do not feel they get enough instruction during classes to understand the material they are suppose to be learning.

  • (7 years ago)

    West Mifflin Area High School is a very nice school with all of the amenities that students could need. From the swimming pool fitness center countless computer labs recording studios huge auditorium multiple gymnasiums the Large Group Instruction Room greenhouse extensive library and nice atmosphere this school is a physically a very nice place to be. However the academics seem to be on a downfall in the entire district. Sports seem to be the number one priority here although signs all around welcoming you to the district display its slogan 'Where Education Comes First.' The required state standardized tests are not given much emphasis here and the scores show that. I believe that there is much room for academic improvement in this district and I hope it comes.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this school is very nice and doing well.

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