Plum Senior High School in Plum, PA - Niche

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Plum Senior High School is a public school in Plum, Pennsylvania. It has 1,322 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 68% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 175 reviews written and they have been mixed.

900 Elicker Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
(412) 795-4880

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 175 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I wouldn't go back to this school if I had to do it all over again. After everything that's happened, that wasn't even our fault, we get punished. More rules isn't the answer, and that's why I would never go back despite having great memories with friends.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Out of all the teachers I've had throughout my four years of highschool only a few have been extremely good teachers, they'll keep you engaged and make learning fun with various labs and interacting activities
    • Parent
    • 3
    Academics: The selection of course diversity is very limited
    • Parent
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: School offers the typical sports programs. Financial support and sponsorship must be done by parents. Most teachers do not want to be involved
    • Parent
    • 1
    Teachers: Teacher morale is very poor. Teacher sexual abuse of students has overshadowed the educational process

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Penn Hills Senior High School 4 mi. 1,445
3.66 Gateway Senior High School 5 mi. 1,255
4.33 Fox Chapel Area High School 5 mi. 1,396
2.66 Woodland Hills Senior High School 7 mi. 1,191
2.33 Highlands Senior High School 8 mi. 768

Around Plum Senior High School

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


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Plum Senior High School United States Fox Chapel Area High School Gateway Senior High School Highlands Senior High School Penn Hills Senior High School Woodland Hills Senior High School
White 93.0% 51.0% 85.0% 65.0% 89.0% 35.0% 34.0%
African American 3.0% 15.0% 3.0% 21.0% 7.0% 61.0% 61.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 7.0% 6.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 4.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%


Grade 9 27.2%
Grade 10 24.4%
Grade 11 23.9%
Grade 12 24.5%

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 26 responses

  • 50% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 27% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 32% AP classes
  • 25% The music program
  • 21% I think that the student teacher experience is.
  • 11% The students
  • 7% Television class
  • 4% Everything!

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 22% Dress code
  • 22% There isnt really anything bad about Plum
  • 17% Teachers/ vice principals power mad
  • 17% Teachers don't care about if students learn or not
  • 13% Handling situations poorly
  • 9% Bullying not handled

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 19 responses

  • 58% It has a good selection of AP classes
  • 37% It is one of the better ones in the area.
  • 5% None

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 33% Work hard and stay out of trouble.
  • 33% Succeed by working hard
  • 17% A personally good fit
  • 11% Committed
  • 6% Very poor

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Don't be afraid to talk to new people
  • 22% Focusing early will make life easier later
  • 22% Have fun but stay focused
  • 11% Try new things!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 55% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 25% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 10% I hate everything about this school.