Top High Schools in the Pittsburgh, PA Metro (page 3)

Top High Schools in the Pittsburgh, PA Metro

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Updated on Aug 23, 2011

North Allegheny Senior High School

North Allegheny School District 


When the staff at North Allegheny Senior High School talks about the programs at the school, they always mention arts, athletics, and academics in a different order to help illustrate that none of the areas are more important than the others. The school offers four levels of classes and works to treat each group of students equally - from the kids taking challenging AP classes to those who have challenges.


Parents and the community value education and send students to school ready to learn. The school building is an active place where administrators joke that the school never sleeps, because either a school activity is in progress or a community group is using the facility for an event.


Students participate in a variety of activities and it's not uncommon to see a starting football player on stage at the spring musical. Academic teams often bring home top honors at national and state contests, including Forensics, Chemistry Olympics, and Latin. The foreign language department is strong and offers a variety of languages.

“We provide a very safe and caring environment for kids and call ourselves the NASH family. We think about the kids in everything and all things that we do” said Principal Walter Sieminski.



Peters Township High School

Peters Township School District 


Peters Township High School provides a top notch college preparatory education for students. The school opened its doors in 1968 and was renovated in 2001. Around 1400 students walk the halls each day. The athletic teams play in a state of the art stadium complete with an all-weather track.

The school offers many AP courses including Calculus and Psychology. A wide selection of electives are available including Movies and Meaning, American Legal System, and History in the Headlines. Students can get a head start on their future careers with courses in the Technology Education department, such as CADD (Computer-Aided Design & Drafting) and Architecture Process.

After school, students can participate in a variety of clubs, such as the Book Club, Ski Club, and Photography Club. Community service clubs, such as S.A.A.D. and Students Active for Environment, are also on campus.

The school's mission, as detailed on their website, is to,“ensure that all students receive the highest quality education delivered by an excellent staff making full use of resources so that students may become contributing members of society and lifelong learners.”  



South Fayette Township High School

South Fayette Township School District 


When administrators at South Fayette Township High School ask students about their experience at the school, many say that the teachers have high expectations but provide them with the support they need through after school or weekend help.


As a graduation requirement, students start an extensive, career-related project in eighth grade that they work on until their senior year, and then present to a panel. Additionally, the school works to provide each student with a real-world, project-based learning opportunity, such as a recent project with All-Clad, USA in which students worked to develop solutions for scenarios.


Student participation in extracurricular activities is high. The school band, The Little Green Machine, is known throughout the state for their unique style, and the show choir regularly performs locally. Artistically inclined students can find enough electives to pursue their passion for all four years, and sports teams, such as the football and baseball teams, have had recent successes.

"Our students are very friendly and welcoming to guests who visit the high school. We have a great school culture. One of the most important aspects of our building is the relationships staff and students have with each other," said Scott T. Milburn, Principal.


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