PLUM SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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900 ELICKER RD
PITTSBURGH, PA 15239
School Information
  • School Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Plum Borough School District
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 330.3
  • Number Students: 1321
  • Number Teachers: 85
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 7129
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 750
  • Principal: Mr Ryan Kociela
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (3454 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (74 Reviews)
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    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-08-01
    "There are some teachers at plum who deserve the highest ratings, and some who shouldn't even be teachers. I would say the majority of teachers help students who struggle, are available outside of class, and genuinely care if we succeed. However, there are quite a few teachers who don't care about the class at all and barely even understand the subject they teach. For example, I had a math teacher one year who made the class very interesting and challenging, and was always there to help, then the following year a math teacher who had simple math mistakes on half of his solutions, and was so bad at explaining that I ended up tuning him out halfway through the year and instead taught myself and a few other classmates. I think the biggest problem I've faced is a lack of interest from the teachers in helping with school clubs and blatant favoritism. Some teachers are very involved with clubs, which helps make them lasting and fun, but there are quite a few clubs that have no support because the teachers willing to help don't have the time, and the teachers available refuse. Dealing with favoritism, there are a lot of teachers who make it obvious who they like more, which is reflected in their grading and availability to help. For example, one of my art teachers has been giving me feedback on my AP summer work to help improve, while one of my friends has not received a single email in reply for her work."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-08-01
    "Some of my favorite experiences at this school have been the school plays and musicals. The production team is very committed and professional, which makes the experience all the more fun and beneficial for the students. There's about 80-100 of us in musical each year, and to handle that many people and still have a good production is incredible."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-05-01
    "I wouldn't go back to this school if I had to do it all over again. After everything that's happened, that wasn't even our fault, we get punished. More rules isn't the answer, and that's why I would never go back despite having great memories with friends."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-05-01
    "Out of all the teachers I've had throughout my four years of highschool only a few have been extremely good teachers, they'll keep you engaged and make learning fun with various labs and interacting activities"
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-04-01
    "Teacher morale is very poor. Teacher sexual abuse of students has overshadowed the educational process"
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