Peters Township High School in Peters Township, PA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,460
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    177 3.6
  • Ranking

Peters Township High School is a public coed school in Peters Township, Pennsylvania. It has 1,460 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 91% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 177 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

264 East Mcmurray Rd
Mcmurray, PA 15317
(724) 941-6250

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 177 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Academics: Scheduling is all done through Power School and is super easy. It shows all your core class slots and you can then choose which one of the classes you wants, whether it be AP English or Academic, same goes with all electives. The curriculum is a bit faster paced at Peters than it is for the schools around us but it fits the students fairly well. We do get a lot of homework but that's because most students take multiple AP level courses.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: Students at Peters are either involved in everything or not at all, but most seem to be finding a club where they fit in. The only peer pressure is to get good grades to keep up with everyone else and everyone is generally accepting of each other. We have very little racial diversity and that sometimes causes issues but not often.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are more than enough clubs at Peters Township for anyone to joins, and if you're not into that then there's plenty of sports as well. We encourage students to join everything they want to as well as make their own club if there seems to be interest in a new subject; we recently added a Dungeons and Dragons club. Clubs are run by students with the help of a teacher or staff partner and most are very relaxed about admission. It's great.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers at Peters Township High School are range in teaching and organizations styles, while most of are science and math teachers prefer hands on learning, our social studies teachers like hand outs and powerpoints, and most of our english teachers like videos and powerpoints; although every teacher has their own style of how they present the work they are giving to us students. I've never had a teacher who wansn't consisten with their grading style or didn't let you know ahead of time how they were going to grade an assignment. Each teacher is incredibly friendly and willing to help students outside of class, some can be tricky to reach but most can be contacted early in the morning before school starts, or via email. The teachers are Peters are outstanding.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Academics: Many AP classes are offered here and there is a good chance that students can do well on tevAP test if they work hard in class.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
4.00 Pleasant Valley Elementary School Public, Coed
KinderCare Learning Center Private, Alternative, Coed
4.00 Peters Township Middle School Public, Coed
3.66 Hills-Hendersonville Elementary School Public, Coed
4.00 McMurray Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Borland Manor Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 North Strabane Intermediate School Public, Coed
4.33 Boyce Middle School Public, Coed
4.00 Bower Hill Elementary School Public, Coed
4.33 Streams Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy Private, Religious, Coed
3.66 Wylandville Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 First Street Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Wesley Spectrum Academy Private, Special Education, Coed
Wesley Spectrum Integrated Services Private, Special Education, Coed
St. Louise De Marillac School Private, Religious, Coed
3.66 South Central Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Canonsburg Middle School Public, Coed
4.33 Baker Elementary School Public, Coed
4.00 George Washington Elementary School Public, Coed
St. Patrick School Private, Religious, Coed
3.00 Canon-McMillan Senior High School Public, Coed
4.00 William Penn Elementary School Public, Coed
4.33 Upper St. Clair High School Public, Coed
3.66 Muse Elementary School Public, Coed
4.00 Bethel Memorial Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Cecil Elementary School Public, Coed
Holy Child Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed
4.33 Eisenhower Elementary School Public, Coed
4.33 Fort Couch Middle School Public, Coed
4.00 Bethel Park High School Public, Coed
4.00 Neil Armstrong Middle School Public, Coed
4.00 Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Public, Coed
4.00 Independence Middle School Public, Coed
2.66 Chartiers-Houston Junior/Senior High School Public, Coed
Central Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed
3.33 South Park Middle School Public, Coed
Our Lady of Grace School Private, Religious, Coed
3.00 Chartiers Valley High School Public, Coed
3.66 Chartiers Valley Middle School Public, Coed
Sleepy Hollow Academy Private, Alternative, All-Girls
3.33 Chartiers Valley Primary School Public, Coed
Hillcrest Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed
3.00 Allison Park Elementary School Public, Coed
4.33 Hoover Elementary School Public, Coed
2.66 Ringgold Middle School Public, Coed
3.33 Cecil Intermediate School Public, Coed
4.33 Markham Elementary School Public, Coed
South Fayette Intermediate School Public, Coed
4.33 South Fayette Township Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Trinity East Elementary School Public, Coed
4.00 South Fayette Township High School Public, Coed
4.00 South Fayette Middle School Public, Coed
4.33 Foster Elementary School Public, Coed
Three Hierarchs Eastern Orthodox School Private, Religious, Coed
2.66 Ringgold Elementary School North Public, Coed
4.33 Jefferson Elementary School Public, Coed
4.33 Mt. Lebanon Senior High School Public, Coed
4.33 Jefferson Middle School Public, Coed
St. Anne Elementary School Private, Religious, Coed
3.33 South Park Elementary Center Public, Coed
4.00 Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Public, Coed
4.33 Mellon Middle School Public, Coed
4.33 Washington Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 South Park Senior High School Public, Coed
3.66 Chartiers Valley Intermediate School Public, Coed
3.33 Myrtle Avenue School Public, Coed
4.33 Howe Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Carnegie Elementary School Public, Coed
4.33 Lincoln Elementary School Public, Coed
St. Bernard School Private, Religious, Coed
Jubilee Christian School Private, Religious, Coed
St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School Private, Religious, Coed
Mount Lebanon Montessori School Private, Montessori, Coed
3.66 Harrison Middle School Public, Coed
3.66 McAnnulty Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 Faith Christian School Private, Religious, Coed
2.66 Washington Park Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Dormont Elementary School Public, Coed
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3.00 Keystone Oaks High School Public, Coed
3.33 Keystone Oaks Middle School Public, Coed
3.00 Seton-La Salle High School Private, Religious, Coed
3.66 Whitehall Elementary School Public, Coed
Holy Family Institute - Washington Private, Special Education, Coed
2.33 Ringgold Senior High School Public, Coed
2.33 First Love Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed
3.33 McClellan Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Gill Hall Elementary School Public, Coed
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2.66 Washington Junior High School Public, Coed
2.33 Washington High School Public, Coed
3.66 Baldwin Senior High School Public, Coed
St. Elizabeth Elementary School Private, Religious, Coed
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Canon-McMillan Senior High School 5 mi. 1,531
4.33 Upper St. Clair High School 5 mi. 1,389
4.00 Bethel Park High School 6 mi. 1,561
3.00 Chartiers Valley High School 8 mi. 1,116
4.00 South Fayette Township High School 8 mi. 755

Around Peters Township High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Peters Township High School United States Pennsylvania Bethel Park High School Canon-McMillan Senior High School Chartiers Valley High School South Fayette Township High School Upper St. Clair High School
White 94.0% 51.0% 71.2% 95.0% 92.0% 89.0% 87.0% 87.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 3.5% 0% 1.0% 2.0% 5.0% 10.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 9.2% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
African American 0% 15.0% 13.3% 2.0% 4.0% 5.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.7% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 24.3%
Grade 10 25.7%
Grade 11 24.9%
Grade 12 25.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 53% Yes
  • 33% Not sure.
  • 13% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 22% The staff
  • 19% Caring teachers
  • 19% Prepares well for college
  • 15% Clubs
  • 12% Clean
  • 7% Mostly all of the above
  • 7% New technology

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 29% Lack of Diversity
  • 17% Rules are too strict for unimportant things.
  • 17% Unimportant rules are enforced more than important
  • 14% Bullying
  • 9% Rules are not strict enough for important things
  • 6% Drug/Alcohol Use
  • 6% Lack of School Spirit
  • 3% Mental Health Issues

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 23 responses

  • 48% Known for being stuck up, rich kids
  • 26% Our school never calls off for the bad weather
  • 9% Highest performing student athletes in our region
  • 9% Very good media program that gives you opportunite
  • 9% Very clique-y

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 67% Privileged White Kids
  • 17% Preppy
  • 8% White
  • 4% Arrogant
  • 4% Hard-working

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 43% Don't get mixed in with the wrong croud.
  • 29% You can always find a friend
  • 21% Be yourself
  • 7% Teachers will be there for you emotionally

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 4% I love everything about this school.
  • 83% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.