Taylor Allderdice High School

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Taylor Allderdice High School
Allderdice.jpg
Address
2409 Shady Avenue

,
Pennsylvania
15217

United States
Coordinates40°25′46″N 79°55′10″W / 40.429514°N 79.919379°W / 40.429514; -79.919379Coordinates: 40°25′46″N 79°55′10″W / 40.429514°N 79.919379°W / 40.429514; -79.919379
Information
TypePublic high school
MottoKnow Something, Do Something, Be Something[1][2][3]
Established1927 (1927)
School districtPittsburgh Public Schools
NCES School ID421917000409[4]
PrincipalJames McCoy[5]
Teaching staff106.54 (FTE) (2020–21)[4]
Grades9–12
Enrollment1,430 (2020–21)[4]
Student to teacher ratio13.42 (2020–21)[4]
Color(s)Green and white   [6]
NicknameDragons[6]
Nobel laureates
Websitediscoverpps.org/allderdice
Allderdice, Pittsburgh, High School
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built1927[6]
ArchitectRobert Maurice Trimble[8][9]
Architectural styleClassical Revival
MPSPittsburgh Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.86002641[7]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 30, 1986
Designated PHLF2002

Taylor Allderdice High School is a public high school in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It opened in 1927 and is part of the Pittsburgh Public Schools district. It 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.[10]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Allderdice was designated a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 1994, 1995, and 1996.[11]

Notable alumni[edit]

List of notable alumni of Taylor Allderdice High School
Name Class year Notability
Lenny Levy 1932 Coach, Pittsburgh Pirates[12][13]
Gene Forrell 1933 Composer and conductor[14]
Bernard Fisher 1936 Cancer surgeon and researcher[15]
Alan Perlis 1939 Computer scientist[16]
Marty Allen 1940 Stand-up comedian and actor[15]
Herb Douglas 1940 Bronze medalist, 1948 Summer Olympics[15]
Jerry Fielding 1940 Musician, arranger, bandleader, and film composer[17][18]
Philip Pearlstein 1942 Painter[19][20][21]
Gerald Stern 1942 Poet, essayist, and educator[22]
Myron Cope 1947 Sportscaster and announcer, Pittsburgh Steelers, WTAE-TV, and WTAE-AM[15]
Richard Caliguiri 1950 Mayor of Pittsburgh[23]
Robert Weinberg 1950 Professor and cancer biologist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
James S. Langer 1951 Professor of Physics
John Isaiah Brauman 1955 Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University[24]
Murray Chass 1956 Sportswriter[25]
Chuck Wein 1956 Entertainment promoter and manager[26]
Stephen J. Lippard 1958 Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edgar Snyder 1959 Attorney, local television personality[27][28][29]
Patti Deutsch 1961 Actress and comedian[30]
Bob O'Connor 1962 Mayor of Pittsburgh[31][32]
Iris Rainer Dart 1962 Author and playwright[15]
Jamie deRoy 1963 Stage producer; cabaret, stage, film, and TV performer[33]
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[34]
Devra Davis 1964 Epidemiologist; writer[35]
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[36]
Judith Bartnoff 1967 Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia[32]
Edward B. Montgomery 1973 Economist, academic, and politician[37]
Frances Arnold 1974 Chemist, Nobel Prize winner[38]
Sally Lapiduss 1974 Television producer and writer
Nathaniel Philbrick 1974 Author[39]
Evan Wolfson 1974 Civil rights attorney[40]
Joseph Koerner 1976 Art historian and professor[41]
Joshua Angrist 1977 Economist, Nobel Prize winner[42]
Gary Graff 1978 Music journalist[43]
Maxine Lapiduss 1978 Comedian; Television producer and writer[44]
Rob Marshall 1978 Theatre director, film director and choreographer[45][46][32]
Gary Green 1980 Shortstop, Major League Baseball[47]
Kathleen Marshall 1980 Choreographer and theatre director[46]
Michael J. Tarr 1980 Cognitive neuroscientist[48]
Antoine Fuqua 1983 Movie director[45]
Jonathan Rapping 1984 Criminal defense attorney; Founder, Gideon's Promise[49]
Steve Lieber 1985 Comic book illustrator[50]
Edna Campbell 1986 Guard, Women's National Basketball Association[51]
Sharon Epperson 1986 Correspondent, CNBC[32]
James Williams 1986 Offensive tackle, Chicago Bears
Russell Freeman 1987 Offensive Tackle, National Football League[52]
Billy Porter 1987 Broadway performer and pop vocalist[53]
Curtis Martin 1991 Running back, National Football League;[54][32] Inductee, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Michael Solomonov 1996 Chef and restaurateur[55]
Pittsburgh Slim 1997 Rapper[56][57]
Beedie 2006 Rapper[58]
Wiz Khalifa 2006 Rapper[59]
Will Clarke 2009 Defensive end, National Football League[60]
Mac Miller 2010 Rapper and music producer[61]
Scott W. Stern 2011 Author and Norman Holmes Pearson Prize Winner[62]
Tyrique Jarrett 2012 Nose tackle, Denver Broncos[63]

In popular culture[edit]

In 2012, rapper Wiz Khalifa released Taylor Allderdice, a mixtape named for his alma mater.[64]

References[edit]

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