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K-5
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Pittsburgh, PA
Students enrolled: 813

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500 Cumberland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

(412) 635-4105
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March 09, 2014
Wonderful school with a lot of great teachers. My son enjoys going to school everyday and is getting a great education. Many exciting activities for kids and parents.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2014
This school is by far the worst school i have attended i got in trouble every other day because of a bully if you enrolling your child at NA go to ingomar or even marshal DONT GO WITH MCKNIGHT IS BY FAR THE WORST SCHOOL I MYSELF HAVE ATTENDED!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
October 11, 2013
McKnight Elementary is an exceptional school. It is a large school, but the teachers and parents are so involved that it feels like a smaller school. Mrs. Biro is fantastic and runs many different groups to help students in need. Mr. Shute has been fantastic as the new Principal, as has Ms. Hannigan. I am proud my children attend McKnight and am grateful for the amazing education they are receiving.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
We bought our house because of McKnight. This is an excellent school. Its large but grades are in separate areas. School is nicely organized and safe. Outstanding bullies prevention program. A lot of attention to new students. Friendship groups with Mrs.Biro helped us a lot. In 3rd grade kids raised Monarch butterflies and tagged them for Kansas University migration study. And some of their butterflies reached Mexico! In 4th grade they learned how to do science projects. We were very happy with classrom teachers Mrs.Ferguson (3rd grade) and Mr.Frank (4th grade). Music teachers are very professional. Yearly art shows are amaizing. Phisical education is focused on healthy lifestyle and introduce students to various sports including biking. Mr.Parks is a true leader. It seems that he knows every student by name. He coaches afterschool basketball along with other teachers. For my son he is a superhero. McKight is a perfect choice for parents who want their children to thrive not only academically but also socially.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 09, 2010
We moved to the NA district when our kids were babies, specifically because of the school system. McKnight is a quality school. Not all elemtary schools are equal, even within the same district, and I think McKnight is tops. Mr. Parks cares about the kids more than you can imagine. One of my children has special needs and is receiving an education far superior to anything I could have imagined when we first moved here.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2010
I am blown away by the teachers at this school. They expect the most from the kids but also let them be kids. The things they are learning are above grade level in my opinion. Principal is also top knotch.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Two of my nephews attend McKnight; one in kindergarten and one who is now in 4th grade. They love the personal attention their teachers take time to give and all the extracurricular activities too. The staff is very good about including and engaging the community and in having the older children help the younger.

- submitted by a community member
March 27, 2007
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- submitted by a administrator
February 20, 2007
As a parent who has had children in public as well as private schools I have to say despite its size McKnight Elm school and NA in general are far exceeding my expectations. The individual attention received as well as extra curricular activities offered in everything from intermurals, after school extras and advanced learning. The teachers seem to really love teaching here and the principal is very well respected for his job and his knowledge of each child! It's an amazing school!

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2007
As an educational professional that is employed by another school district I would not dream of moving and up-rooting my kids to be closer to my place of employment. I understand the importance of a quality education and you cannot beat the educational experience at North Alleghey. Both of my children attend NA and it is absolutely top-notch! The principal of McKnight Elementary, Mr. Parks, is fantastic and truly puts the needs of children first.

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April 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2004
I think this school is too quick to recommend psychological testing for children that exhibit reasonable developmental behavior. If we stick to education and discipline then things will be fine. The ADHD diagnosis rate for this school is about 10%.

- submitted by a parent
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Mcknight El School
500 Cumberland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 635-4105
Last modified Mcknight El School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mcknight El School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top