Mt. Lebanon School District

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Mt. Lebanon School District
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United States
TypePublic School District
MottoTo Provide the Best Education
Possible for Each and Every Student
EstablishedJuly 1912
SuperintendentDr. Timothy Steinhauer
Number of students5,521
Color(s)Blue and Gold    
Athletics conferenceWPIAL
Budget$105.9 Million (2020-2021)

Mt. Lebanon School District is the public school system in Allegheny County for residents of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


High School: Mt. Lebanon High School

Middle School(s): Jefferson Middle School, Mellon Middle School

Elementary School(s): Foster Elementary School, Hoover Elementary School, Howe Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Markham Elementary School, Washington Elementary School

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2012, the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) ranked Mt. Lebanon High School 6th (out of the 676 public high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) in regards to their combined math and reading test scores. Mt. Lebanon subsequently was ranked 1st in the Pittsburgh region.[1][when?]

In 2013, under the new guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. the new accountability system for evaluating public schools, the School Performance Profile, ranked Mt. Lebanon High School 7th (out of 3004 Public, Charter, Cyber, and Magnet Schools), 3rd (of 678 High Schools), and 1st among Public Non-Charter, Non-Magnet High Schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.[2]

Mt. Lebanon School District was ranked 2nd out of 105 western Pennsylvania school districts in 2009 by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The ranking was based on three years of student academic performance on the PSSAs on: math, reading, writing and one year of science.[3] The school district ranked 2nd out of 105 western Pennsylvania school districts and 3rd out of 498 Pennsylvania school districts in 2008 in the Pittsburgh Business Times rating. In 2007, the district ranked 3rd of 500 Pennsylvania school districts for student achievement.[4]

The district has won multiple National Blue Ribbon School awards.[5] The high school was rated as one of the Top 500 high schools in the United States by Newsweek in 2000 and 1st in Western Pennsylvania by the Pittsburgh Business Times in 2005.[6]

Andrew W. Mellon Middle School won the Don Eichhorn Schools To Watch Award in 2019.

Mt. Lebanon High School[edit]

South and west sides of Mt. Lebanon High School
Mt Lebanon High School Campus

Mt. Lebanon High School is the public secondary school for grades 9–12. It is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools and Colleges. Enrollment was 1,675 for the 2013–14 school year.[7]

Mt. Lebanon High School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education each of the three times it requested certification: 1983–84, 1990–91, and 1997–98.[8]

The high school ranked second out of 123 western Pennsylvania high schools, by the Pittsburgh Business Times in 2009, for academic achievement as reflected by three years of 11th grade results on: math, reading, writing and one year of science PSSAs.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "PSSA Scores". Retrieved October 17, 2012.
  2. ^ "Pennsylvania School Performance Profile".
  3. ^ Western Pennsylvania School District Rankings, Pittsburgh Business Times, May 15, 2009.
  4. ^ Three of top school districts in state hail from Allegheny County, Pittsburgh Business Times. May 23, 2007.
  5. ^ Elizabeth, Jane (July 30, 2002). "Changes afoot for Blue Ribbon Schools". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved February 4, 2007.
  6. ^ Lott, Ethan (July 22, 2005). "Mt. Lebanon tops 'PBT Honor Roll' rank of region's school districts". Pittsburgh Business Times. Retrieved February 4, 2007.
  7. ^ Mt. Lebanon School District (September 2013). "District Profile" Archived April 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine . Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  8. ^ "2006 profile, Mt. Lebanon School District" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 17, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2007.
  9. ^ The Rankings: 11th Grades, Pittsburgh Business Times, May 15, 2009
  10. ^ "Kurt Angle". The Washington Post.
  11. ^ Time Magazine: A Bigger Screen for Mark Cuban, April 22, 2002
  12. ^ Astronaut – NASA
  13. ^ Head Coach – Carnegie Mellon University
  14. ^ Associated Press. "Prank starts 25 years of computer security woes". CTV. Archived from the original on January 7, 2008.

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Coordinates: 40°22′30″N 80°03′04″W / 40.375°N 80.051°W / 40.375; -80.051