Pittsburgh Milliones, University Preparatory School
We Believe, We Achieve, We Succeed
|3117 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219
|School district||Pittsburgh Public Schools|
|Principal||Mr. Derrick Hardy|
|Enrollment||770 as of September 2011|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue and Vegas Gold|
University Prep was established in 2008 by a partnership between the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Public Schools. It opened with 145 ninth grade students for the 2008-09 school year. The school added a tenth grade class and middle school classes for the 2009-10 school year, added eleventh grade class in the 2010-2011 school year, and twelfth grade classes in successive years. Its first graduating class was in 2012.
University Prep is housed in the former Margaret Milliones Middle School building. The University of Pittsburgh's Helen S. Faison Center for Urban Education is also located within the Milliones facility.
A small school environment provides support for students below, on, or above grade level, and a continuum of interconnected support systems has been designed to help every student at University Prep access advanced coursework and activities.
Total Students: 770
African-American: 725 (94.16%)
American Indian: 0 (0.00%)
Asian: 6 (0.78%)
Hispanic: 4 (0.52%)
Multi-Racial: 19 (2.47%)
White: 16 (2.08%)
Male Students: 388 (50.39%)
Female Students: 382 (49.61%)
- Prep.asp "University Prep 6-12 Factsheet". PPS Web Site. Retrieved 2007-05-12.[dead link]
- "City's University Prep school plans get $600,000 boost". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 2008-07-09. "Pittsburgh Public Schools will get more than $600,000 for three years and possibly as much as $1.25 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education to help start a University Prep 6-12 school at the former Milliones School in the Hill District. The school will open this fall with 150 ninth graders and add more grades over time."