Taylor Allderdice High School
|Taylor Allderdice High School|
2409 Shady Avenue|
Pittsburgh, PA, 15217
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||"Know Something, Do Something, Be Something."|
|School district||Pittsburgh Public Schools|
|Principal||James McCoy (since 2017)|
|Enrollment||1,495 (as of October 1, 2017)|
|Color(s)||Green and White|
Allderdice, Pittsburgh, High School
|Location||2409 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Area||3 acres (1.2 ha)|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival|
|MPS||Pittsburgh Public Schools TR|
|NRHP reference #||86002641|
|Added to NRHP||September 30, 1986|
The school opened in 1927 and was named for industrialist and Squirrel Hill resident Taylor Allderdice, who was a member of the city's first school board and president of National Tube Company, a subsidiary of U.S. Steel Corporation.
As of October 1, 2017
|Subset||Number of students||Percent|
Allderdice's feeder pattern, which determines the public school that children at every residential address will attend, includes all or parts of these neighborhoods: Glen Hazel, Hays, Hazelwood, Homewood, Greenfield, Lincoln Place, New Homestead, Point Breeze, Regent Square, South Oakland, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, and Swisshelm Park.
Allderdice was designated a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 1994, 1995, and 1996. On Newsweek's list of top performing U.S. high schools, the school was ranked 1,061 in 2005, 1,183 in 2007, and 1,538 in 2010. In 2009, Allderdice was awarded a silver medal by U.S. News & World Report in their "Best High Schools" issue.
The Foreword, Allderdice's student newspaper, began with its first published issue on April 1, 1927, as a three-column-wide subscription newspaper. It publishes an edition every five to six weeks during the school year. It is supported solely by advertising sales and is distributed at no cost to students, faculty, parents, and members the local community. The newspaper's namesake is a play on words of Forward Avenue, the street located on the building's south side.
|Lenny Levy||1932||Coach, Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Gene Forrell||1933||Composer and conductor|
|Alan Perlis||1939||Computer scientist|
|Marty Allen||1940||Stand-up comedian and actor|
|Herb Douglas||1940||Bronze medalist, 1948 Summer Olympics|
|Jerry Fielding||1940||Musician, arranger, bandleader, and film composer|
|Myron Cope||1947||Sportscaster and announcer, Pittsburgh Steelers, WTAE-TV, and WTAE-AM|
|Richard Caliguiri||1950||Mayor of Pittsburgh|
|James S. Langer||1951||Professor of Physics|
|Chuck Wein||1956||Entertainment promoter and manager|
|Stephen J. Lippard||1958||Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;|
|Edgar Snyder||1959||Attorney, local television personality|
|Sara Alpern||1960||Associate Professor, Texas A&M University|
|Bob O'Connor||1962||Mayor of Pittsburgh|
|Iris Rainer Dart||1962||Author and playwright|
|Harvey V. Fineberg||1963||President, Institute of Medicine; Provost, Harvard University|
|Larry Lucchino||1963||President and CEO, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres|
|Devra Davis||1964||Epidemiologist; writer|
|David P. Dobkin||1966||Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University|
|Howard Fineman||1966||Editorial Director, The Huffington Post Media Group|
|Richard Pacheco||1966||Pornographic film and video actor, writer and director|
|Edward B. Montgomery||1973||Economist, academic, and politician|
|Frances Arnold||1974||Chemist, Nobel Prize winner|
|Sally Lapiduss||1974||Television producer and writer|
|Evan Wolfson||1974||Civil rights attorney|
|Joseph Koerner||1976||Art historian and professor|
|Gary Graff||1978||Music journalist|
|Maxine Lapiduss||1978||Comedian; Television producer and writer|
|Rob Marshall||1978||Theatre director, film director and choreographer|
|Gary Green||1980||Shortstop, Major League Baseball|
|Kathleen Marshall||1980||Choreographer and theatre director|
|Antoine Fuqua||1983||Movie director|
|Jonathan Rapping||1984||Criminal defense attorney; Founder, Gideon's Promise|
|Steve Lieber||1985||Comic book illustrator|
|Sharon Epperson||1986||Correspondent, CNBC|
|James Williams||1986||Offensive tackle, Chicago Bears|
|Jesse Michaels||1987||Singer, Operation Ivy and Common Rider|
|Billy Porter||1987||Broadway performer and pop vocalist|
|Curtis Martin||1991||Running back, National Football League; Inductee, Pro Football Hall of Fame|
|Lucian Wintrich||2007||Political artist and political commentator|
|Will Clarke||2009||Defensive end, National Football League|
|Tyrique Jarrett||2012||Nose tackle, Denver Broncos|
In popular culture
- "Discover PPS: Allderdice High School". Pittsburgh Public Schools. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Lee, Carmen J. (March 16, 1998). "The name on a school stays, but memory of the person fades". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- "Discover Pittsburgh Public Schools". Pittsburgh Public Schools. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
- "Blue Ribbon Schools Program: 1982-1983 through 1999-2002" (PDF). U.S. Department of Education via Archive.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
- "The Complete List of the 1,000 Top U.S. Schools". Newsweek via archive.org. August 5, 2005. Archived from the original on September 28, 2006.
- Eleanor, Chute (May 24, 2007). "7 high schools ranked among best in U.S." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- "Nine Pittsburgh-area public high schools earn Newsweek honors". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 15, 2010.
- "U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools – Silver Medal for Pittsburgh Allderdice, Bronze for Pittsburgh CAPA". Pittsburgh Public Schools. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
- Linn, Alex (December 21, 2007). "Looking backward on The Foreword". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
- Horvitz, Peter S.; Horvitz, Joachim (2001). The Big Book of Jewish Baseball: An Illustrated Encyclopedia and Anecdotal History. New York: S.P.I. p. 106.
- The Allderdice. Seniors: Leonard Howard Levy: Taylor Allderdice High School. 1932. p. 66.
- Monica L. Haynes (2005-09-28). "Obituary: Gene Forrell / Award-winning composer and conductor". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved November 25, 2006.
- "A.M Turing Award Winners: Alan J. Perlis". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
- Cohen, Harold V. (March 7, 1953). "The Drama Desk: Local Scrappings". The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
- "Classmate Profiles (1940)". AllderdiceAlumni.com. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
- Mervis, Scott (October 11, 2012). "Gary Graff: Rock 'n' roll observer". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- The Allderdice. Seniors: Charles B. Wein: Taylor Allderdice High School. 1956. p. 73.
- Lord, Rich (September 2, 2006). "Obituary: Mayor Robert E. O'Connor / His enthusiasm for city was unbounded". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved November 27, 2006.
- Donoho, Ron (June 1999). "Lucchino!". San Diego Magazine. Archived from the original on September 10, 2002. Retrieved November 27, 2006.
- The Allderdice. Seniors: Devra Davis: Taylor Allderdice High School. 1964. p. 51.
- Guarino, Ben (October 3, 2018). "'Her work is incredible': Pittsburgh native Frances Arnold shares Nobel Prize in chemistry". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Authors, chef highlight Drue Heinz lecture series Archived 2009-02-02 at the Wayback Machine., Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 25, 2007
- Rotstein, Gary (April 22, 2004). "Gay marriage advocate says Time's honor good for cause". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved November 27, 2006.
- The Allderdice. Seniors: Joseph Koerner: Taylor Allderdice High School. 1976. p. 52.
- Cf. http://www.rockcritics.com/interview/garygraff.html. Retrieved on December 12, 2006
- Weiskind, Ron (November 22, 2003). "Goldmann driven daffy by Looney Tunes film". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved November 25, 2006.
- Rawson, Christopher (March 6, 1994). "Broadway follows in their footsteps". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved November 27, 2006.
- Assad, David (July 3, 1991). "Texas recalls Allderdice grad Gary Green". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- John Hayes (April 27, 2001). "Squirrel Hill native works the mainstream and the underground". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
- Finder, Chuck (January 14, 2005). "AFC Playoffs / The Jets: Curtis Martin a football star by accident". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved November 27, 2006.
- Mervis, Scott (September 13, 2012). "Local Scene: Beedie back with new album". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
- Roberts, Josie (June 28, 2005). "The hip-hop pulse". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved December 5, 2006.
- White, Mike (October 26, 2017). "Woodland Hills is one of only 10 schools in the country with five NFL players". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
- Todd, Deborah M. (August 12, 2010). "Like Wiz Khalifa, rapper Mac Miller is another talent from Allderdice". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
- "Tyrique Jarrett". pittsburghpanthers.com. Archived from the original on October 17, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
- Mervis, Scott (March 1, 2012). "Local Scene: Wiz Khalifa buzz builds for 'Taylor Allderdice'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.