Shaler Area High School

Shaler Area High School serves 1,638 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Shaler Area High School operates within the Shaler Area School District.
The school district's 92% graduation rate is higher than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 1638 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 122 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,638 students
Shaler Area High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 122 teachers
Shaler Area High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Shaler Area High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.83. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Shaler Area High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Shaler Area High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
8%
Black
1%
16%
Shaler Area High School Black (1991-2012)
White
96%
71%
Shaler Area High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Shaler Area High School Sch Ethnicity Shaler Area High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.08 0.83
Shaler Area High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
16%
34%
Shaler Area High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
6%
Shaler Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,768 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 92% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Shaler Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
3
Number of Students Managed 4,768 1,682
Shaler Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 92% 88%
Shaler Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $69 MM $21 MM
Shaler Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $77 MM $20 MM
Shaler Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,528 $12,476
Shaler Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,280 $11,944
Shaler Area   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is North Hills Senior High School (3.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Shaler Area Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Marzolf Primary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Pittsburgh Marzolf Primary School
    101 Marzolf Rd Ext
    Pittsburgh , PA , 15209
    (412)492-1200
    0.3  mi  |  375  students  |  Gr.  KG-3
  • Glenshaw Jeffery Primary School
    201 Wetzel Rd
    Glenshaw , PA , 15116
    (412)492-1200
    0.5  mi  |  221  students  |  Gr.  KG-3
  • Glenshaw Shaler Area Middle School
    1810 Mt Royal Blvd
    Glenshaw , PA , 15116
    (412)492-1200
    0.8  mi  |  749  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Glenshaw Shaler Area Elementary School
    705 Scott Ave
    Glenshaw , PA , 15116
    (412)491-1200
    1.6  mi  |  1044  students  |  Gr.  4-6
  • Glenshaw Rogers Primary School
    705 Scott Ave
    Glenshaw , PA , 15116
    (412)492-1200
    1.6  mi  |  200  students  |  Gr.  KG-3

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Pittsburgh, PA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.53, which is higher than the Pennsylvania average of 0.25. The most diverse school in Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8 Middle School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.