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For the 2021 school year, there are 152 public schools serving 75,326 students in Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Pennsylvania.
The top ranked public schools in Pittsburgh, PA are Fairview Elementary School, Mt Lebanon Senior High School and Upper Saint Clair High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Pittsburgh, PA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 65% (versus the 63% statewide average). Schools in Pittsburgh have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Pennsylvania public schools.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Pennsylvania public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Pittsburgh, PA Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Fairview Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    738 Dorseyville Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238
    (412) 963-9315

    Grades: K-5 | 358 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Mt Lebanon Senior High School Math: 92% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    155 Cochran Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15228
    (412) 344-2003

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,761 student
  • Rank: #33.
    Upper Saint Clair High School Math: 90% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1825 Mclaughlin Run Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241
    (412) 833-1600

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,398 student
  • Rank: #44.
    Fox Chapel Area High School Math: 89% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    611 Field Club Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238
    (412) 967-2430

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,347 student
  • Rank: #55.
    Markham Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    165 Crescent Dr
    Pittsburgh, PA 15228
    (412) 344-2152

    Grades: K-5 | 326 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Hoover Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    37 Robb Hollow Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15243
    (412) 276-7411

    Grades: K-5 | 275 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Streams Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1560 Ashlawn Dr
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241
    (412) 833-1600

    Grades: K-4 | 503 students
  • Rank: #8-118.- 11.
    Eisenhower Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    100 Warwick Dr
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241
    (412) 833-1600

    Grades: K-4 | 475 students
  • Rank: #8-118.- 11.
    Foster Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    700 Vermont Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15234
    (412) 344-2162

    Grades: K-5 | 240 students
  • Rank: #8-118.- 11.
    Howe Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    400 Broadmoor Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15228
    (412) 344-2157

    Grades: K-5 | 356 students
  • Rank: #8-118.- 11.
    Jefferson Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    11 Moffett St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15243
    (412) 344-2167

    Grades: K-5 | 314 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Ohara Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    115 Cabin Lane
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238
    (412) 963-0333

    Grades: K-5 | 670 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Baker Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2300 Morton Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241
    (412) 833-1600

    Grades: K-4 | 380 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Hartwood Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3730 Saxonburg Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238
    (412) 767-5396

    Grades: K-5 | 369 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Peebles Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8625 Peebles Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412) 366-9667

    Grades: K-5 | 369 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Ross Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    90 Houston Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412) 318-1542

    Grades: K-6 | 647 students
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Boyce Middle School Math: 79% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1500 Boyce Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241
    (412) 833-1600

    Grades: 5-6 | 649 students
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Washington Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    735 Washington Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15228
    (412) 344-2142

    Grades: K-5 | 447 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Jefferson Middle School Math: 74% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    21 Moffett St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15243
    (412) 344-2120

    Grades: 6-8 | 701 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Plum Senior High School Math: 77% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    900 Elicker Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15239
    (412) 795-4880

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,192 student
  • Rank: #2121.
    Avonworth High School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    304 Josephs Lane
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412) 366-6360

    Grades: 9-12 | 465 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    North Hills Senior High School Math: 82% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    53 Rochester Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15229
    (412) 318-1402

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,299 student
  • Rank: #2323.
    Lincoln Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2 Ralston Pl
    Pittsburgh, PA 15216
    (412) 344-2147

    Grades: K-5 | 417 students
  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    Fred L Aiken Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    881 Greentree Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15220
    (412) 921-9166

    Grades: K-5 | 190 students
  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    Kerr Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    341 Kittanning Pike
    Pittsburgh, PA 15215
    (412) 781-4105

    Grades: K-5 | 364 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Fort Couch Middle School Math: 69% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    515 Fort Couch Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241
    (412) 833-1600

    Grades: 7-8 | 637 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Dorseyville Middle School Math: 67% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3732 Saxonburg Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238
    (412) 767-5343

    Grades: 6-8 | 890 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Mcknight Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    500 Cumberland Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412) 635-4105

    Grades: K-5 | 745 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Pivik Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    151 School Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15239
    (412) 795-4580

    Grades: K-6 | 623 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Baldwin Senior High School Math: 74% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4653 Clairton Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    (412) 885-7500

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,414 student
  • Rank: #3131.
    Mellon Middle School Math: 65% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    11 Castle Shannon Boulevard
    Pittsburgh, PA 15228
    (412) 344-2122

    Grades: 6-8 | 659 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Ingomar Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    602 W Ingomar Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412) 366-9665

    Grades: K-5 | 446 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Pittsburgh Capa 6-12 Math: 64% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    111 9th St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (412) 529-6100

    Grades: 6-12 | 883 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Avonworth Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1320 Roosevelt Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412) 366-7170

    Grades: 3-6 | 548 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    West View Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    47 Chalfonte Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15229
    (412) 318-1502

    Grades: K-6 | 551 students
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