If you are moving to the area consider Quaker Valley, Upper St. Clair or South Fayette which are all higher rated schools. That being said, this Middle School has pros and cons. Pros: Beautiful high-tech building; two fantastic Assistant Principals who are definitely on top of the discipline and better with parents than the Principal; good athletic opportunities; a great Arts program. Cons: teacher competency varies greatly; students in the same class are broken into teams, each team gets different projects/homework/ instructions. .. they should all be equal. Some kids get pounded with homework and some get none. Science program is pitiful. Kids are forced into music program instead of being given other opportunities. I would rather have my child learn computer programming than being forced to sing when he has no interest in it. Way behind in terms of math/science/technology preparedness. Community in general is very snobby and cliquish, but there are good people. Both MS and HS have issues with drugs but no more than other districts and definitely less than Mt. Lebo, #1 district.
- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2005
The quality of the academic programs is wonerful. There is a chorus, band, and many sports teams. Parents are involved with many activities.