Mt. Lebanon School District
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|Mt. Lebanon School District|
|Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania
|Type||public school district|
|Motto||To Provide the Best Education
Possible for Each and Every Student
|Superintendent||Dr. Timothy Steinhauer|
|Color(s)||Blue and gold|
|Rival||Upper Saint Clair|
|Budget||$80.6 million 2012–13|
This district's only high school is Mt. Lebanon High School. The middle schools are Andrew W. Mellon Middle School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School. The elementary schools include Stephen Foster Elementary School, Herbert Hoover Elementary School, Julia Ward Howe Elementary School, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, and George Washington Elementary School.
The district is funded by a combination of: a local earned income tax, a local real property tax, a real estate transfer tax, and a per capita tax, coupled with substantial funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the federal government.
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.[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.
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. 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.
The district has won multiple National Blue Ribbon School awards. 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.
Mt. Lebanon High School
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.
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.
The school colors are royal blue and gold.
- Baseball (Boys)
- 1 PIAA state championship (1998), 5 WPIAL championships
- Boys: 2 WPIAL AAAA championships (2006 and 2010)
- Girls: Only PIAA team ever to win 3 consecutive AAAA championships (2009, 2010, and 2011)
- Cross Country
- Boys: 11 PIAA state titles and 19 WPIAL titles
- Girls: 6 WPIAL titles (1982, 1983, 2002, 2006, 2012, and 2013)
- Football (Boys)
- 7 WPIAL championships
- Lacrosse (Boys)
- 3 state finals (2002, 2003, and 2007)
- 7 WPSLA championships (since 2000)
- Boys: 10 WPIAL championships (2009 and 9 others)
- Girls: 1 PIAA state championship (1992)
- Boys: 1 doubles state championship, 1 singles state championship, 18 WPIAL titles.
- Girls: 6 doubles state championships, 4 singles state championships
- Boys: 3 WPIAL titles (1997, 1998, and 2001)
- Girls: 2 PIAA state titles (1997 and 2000); 6 WPIAL titles (1997, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2009, and 2012).
- Wrestling (Boys)
- Team: 1 PIAA state championship (1965), 11 WPIAL championships (1965, 1968, 1969, 1971–1975, 1978, 1980, and 1981)
- Individual: 13 PIAA state champions, 27 individual WPIAL champions
In the 2002–03 school year, the high school received one of six Outstanding School Awards from the Educational Theatre Association. The school's theater program began in 1930 and has produced a number of notable actors.
In 2007, the American Music Conference listed Mt. Lebanon High school as one of the "Best 100 Communities for Music Education". Mount Lebanon Percussion ensemble were invited by the NHL to perform at the 2011 NHL Winter Classic on live TV for the country. The high school's chamber string orchestra, string orchestra, and symphony orchestra played at Carnegie Hall in 1998, 2004, and 2015.
The Mt. Lebanon Forensic Team won the Western Pennsylvania District Forensic Championship four years in a row, beginning in 2001. In 2004, the team won the state championship in dramatic interpretation and extemporaneous speaking and then earned a second-place title in extemporaneous speaking at the national competition in Salt Lake City. In 2006, the team captured the Pennsylvania High School Speech League championship,
The Devil's Advocate is Mt. Lebanon High School's monthly student newspaper.
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