« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
7-12
Public district
Mckeesport, PA
Students enrolled: 745
 

Contact this school

2743 Washington Blvd
Mckeesport, PA 15133

(412) 675-3070
Nearby homes for sale
Map of South Allegheny Middle School/High School address.

August 23, 2012
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.

- submitted by a parent

July 03, 2011
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.

- submitted by a community member

May 05, 2011
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!

- submitted by a community member

December 16, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent

December 20, 2008
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.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2008
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.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2007
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.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2006
Good math and science, relatively poor English and literature.

- submitted by a student

Profile Completeness

BASIC

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: December 15, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

South Allegheny Middle School/High School
2743 Washington Blvd, Mckeesport, PA  15133
(412) 675-3070
Last modified South Allegheny Middle School/High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
South Allegheny Middle School/High School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top