Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pennsylvania
|Pittsburgh Public Schools|
|Superintendent:||Linda S. Lane|
|Number of schools:||54|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School Board Members
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salary
- 6 Schools in Pittsburgh
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Website evaluation
- 9 Contact information
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the district
The city outperforms the state in education and underperforms in median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents in Pittsburgh with a high school degree (88.8%) is higher than the state of Pennsylvania (87.9%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher in Pittsburgh (34.4%) compared to the state overall (26.7%). The median household income in Pittsburgh is $37,161 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
Dr. Linda S. Lane was named superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools in December 2010. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Iowa. She earned a master’s of science degree in education administration, an educational specialist degree and a doctorate degree in education from Drake University. In 1971, Lane began her career as an elementary school teacher in Iowa City Public Schools. She then worked in the Des Moines Public Schools, serving in various roles, such as the executive director of human resources and chief operating officer. Lane served as deputy superintendent for the Des Moines Public Schools from 2003-2007. She joined Pittsburgh Public Schools as deputy superintendent in 2007.
School Board Members
The Pittsburgh Public Schools school board is composed of nine member serving four year terms. The current members are:
|Pittsburgh Public Schools|
|Sylvia Wilson||District 1||2017|
|Regina B. Holley||District 2||2015|
|Thomas Sumpter||District 3||2017|
|William Isler||District 4||2015|
|Terry Kennedy||District 5||2017|
|Sherry Hazuda||District 6||2015|
|Cynthia Falls||District 7||2017|
|Mark Brentley Sr.||District 8||2015|
|Carolyn Klug||District 9||2017|
School board elections
Members of the Pittsburgh Public Schools School Board are elected to four-year terms. Each election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years. Four seats are up for election in November 2015 and fiveseats are up for election in November 2017.
The table below displays the budget for Pittsburgh Public Schools.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
The salary schedule for Pittsburgh Public Schools is not available online.
Schools in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Public Schools serves 26,929 students in 54 schools.
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Pittsburg Public Schools operates 54 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Pittsburg Public Schools|
|Allderdice High School|
|Allegheny Traditional Academy Elementary School|
|Allegheny Traditional Academy Middle School|
|Arsenal Elementary School|
|Arsenal Middle School|
|Banksville Elementary School|
|Barack Obama Academy of International Studies 6-12|
|Beechwood Elementary School|
|Brashear High School|
|Carmalt Academy of Science and Technology|
|Carrick High School|
|Concord Elementary School|
|Conroy Education Center|
|Dilworth Traditional Academy|
|Fulton Academy of Geographic and Life Sciences|
|Grandview Elementary School|
|Liberty Elementary School|
|Linden Elementary School|
|Minadeo Elementary School|
|Oliver City Wide Academy|
|Perry Traditional Academy High School|
|Phillips Elementary School|
|Pioneer Education Center|
|Pittsburgh Classical Academy Middle School|
|Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts|
|Pittsburgh Milliones, University Preparatory School|
|Pittsburgh Montessori School|
|Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy|
|Roosevelt Elementary School|
|Schiller Classical Academy Middle School|
|South Brook Middle School|
|South Hills Middle School|
|Spring Hill Elementary School|
|Sterrett Classical Academy|
|Student Achievement Center|
|Taylor Allderdice High School|
|West Liberty Elementary School|
|Westinghouse High School|
|Whittier Elementary School|
|Woolslair Elementary School|
Adequate Yearly Progress
Academic performance for the district is available via Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports. These reports are measurements defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allow the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests. AYP in Pennsylvania measures student results for three indicators: attendance (for schools without a high school graduating class) or graduation rate (for schools with a high school graduating class), academic performance and test participation. In order to be proficient in attendance, schools much achieve a 90% attendance rate or meet a target set in the previous year. The graduation rate measure has a goal of 85%, or a 10% reduction of the difference between the previous year's graduation rate and 85%. For academic performance, the state goals for the 2011-2012 school year were 78% of students scoring at proficient or higher in mathematics and 81% of students scoring at proficient or higher in reading. For test preparation, at least 95% of all students in each subgroup must take the test. Pittsburgh Public Schools made AYP in 2011, but did not make AYP in 2012.
|District AYP scores|
|Transparency grading process|
This website was most recently reviewed on 5 Feb 2012
- Board of Directors is published, but specific contact information is not available.
- The Board of Directors policies are published.
- Board meetings, minutes, and agendas are published. Additionally, the Board provides live Board meeting footage.
- Administrative officials are published.
- 2012 Preliminary budget is available.
- 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is published.
- Purchasing division publishes policies and information. Although a number of press releases and newspaper articles are posted on the school website, a copy of the most recent teacher contract is unavailable.
- Assessment of Performance in Public Schools document is available.
- Salary schedules are not available to viewing by the general public.
- Board of Directors do not have specific contract information available.
- A full copy of teachers' contract with the district is unavailable.
341 S. Bellefield Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 622-3500
- Pittsburgh Public Schools elections (2013)
- Pennsylvania school districts
- List of school districts in Pennsylvania
- Allegheny County, Pennsylvania ballot measures
- Local ballot measures, Pennsylvania
- "Pittsburgh Public Schools," "Home," accessed September 26, 2013
- "2010 Census: Quick Facts," "Pittsburgh," accessed September 26, 2013"
- The New York TImes, "Election Results," accessed September 26, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- "District Leadership," "Superintendent of Schools," accessed September 26, 2013
- "District Leadership," "Board of Directors," accessed September 26, 2013
- "Budget," "Budget Archive," accessed September 26, 2013
- "Pennsylvania Department of Education," "Public School Enrollment Reports," accessed September 19, 2013
- "Our Schools," "Find a School," accessed September 26, 2013
- Pennsylvania Department of Education, "About AYP in Pennsylvania," accessed August 6, 2013
- Pennsylvania Department of Education, "Pittsburgh SD AYP Report Card," accessed September 26, 2013
- Board of Directors
- Board of Director policies
- Board Meetings and minutes
- Live Board Meetings
- Administrative Department Directory
- 2012 Preliminary budget
- Purchasing Division
- Teacher contract press release
- 1 report/randrpt11-05.pdf Performance assessment