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Pittsburgh, PA
Students enrolled: 1,352

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Pittsburgh Allderdice High School 3

Posted April 22, 2015
- a parent
This school offers many different types of curriculum, a large variety of extracurricular activites. For advanced students curriculum is really good. Special needs students not so good. The building itself rather dismal and dark. First floor during class change is rather scary. Lots and lots of cursing, screaming and unruly teens. If you are a parent and need to visit building, get a bell schedule to avoid complete chaos at class change. From what I hear Allderdice is a paradise compared to other high schools within the district. For the most part it is what it is, not the greatest, not the worst.

Pittsburgh Allderdice High School 1

Posted February 01, 2010
- a parent
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Pittsburgh Allderdice High School 0
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Posted October 07, 2009
- a parent
Excellent program for gifted students!

Pittsburgh Allderdice High School 4

Posted September 09, 2009
- a parent
The school is welcoming and offered a wide variety of courses and a wide variety of challenge levels. It has great lab and art facilities.

Pittsburgh Allderdice High School 4

Posted June 13, 2009
- a student
Allderdice has great variety. Students can take classes in all different levels of difficulty. The CAS (gifted) program is terrific for gifted students. Students can also take classes at other levels, but they probably won't learn as much. The school is safe despite its reputation for violence, and a student with any level of street smarts will be fine. The school is dirty and in disrepair. Still, it's almost charming how old-school it is, with slate chalkboards and chipping paint. There are a plethora of extracurriculars and there is truly something for everyone to do outside of school. The diversity at Allderdice is truly unique. There is both handfulls of students who go to Ivy League or top ranked universities and a >10% dropout rate. Allderdice gets bad press it doesn't deserve and truly is a great school. Give it a chance and I think you will find it is a good place.

Pittsburgh Allderdice High School 4

Posted February 09, 2009
- a student
The school has excellent high level classes, and with any serious degree of studiousness and drive students can earn(and many have) acceptance to top level ivy league universities. You get out of it what you put in. It is true that the building itself is in some degree of disrepair and is relatively unclean, there still is the opportunity of a truly great education.

Pittsburgh Allderdice High School 1

Posted March 27, 2008
- a parent
This shcool is one of the worst in the district with executions of violence among the students and a negative enviornment. It's horrible, the students are also very racist.

Pittsburgh Allderdice High School 1

Posted March 26, 2008
- a parent
This school is all hype, smoke and mirrors. As i figured, the school over-inflates their college attendance numbers to make the academics sound better then they really are. My daughter goes there, against my wishes and exactly as I expected happened. She thought it was really cool and hip. But now it's ime to go to college and she is not prepared. And try to talk to one of the teachers. They just blow you off.

Pittsburgh Allderdice High School 2

Posted November 01, 2007
- a student
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Pittsburgh Allderdice High School 2

Posted December 03, 2005
- a teacher
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Pittsburgh Allderdice High School
2409 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA  15217
(412) 422-4800
Last modified Pittsburgh Allderdice High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pittsburgh Allderdice High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top