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Plum Senior High School is a public school in Plum, Pennsylvania. It has 1,360 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 78% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 133 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.5 from 133 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: Peer pressure wasn't a big problem as far as I could see. The school was not diverse, with few racial minorities. Most people were christian, and had faithful groups to meet with. Gay and lesbian students were sometimes bully's targets, but for the most part the students didn't care about their sexual orientation.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The school nurse was unavailable somewhat frequently (out to lunch, not available for the last two periods of the day out of nine periods) but were helpful (usually) when available. When things were truly bad (I once had a massive panic attack after a family member's death) the nurse was extremely helpful and friendly. I was personally bullied frequently in the first two years of school, and teachers were unaware or turned a blind eye. A few teachers were ignorant to obvious bullying.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Resources & Facilities: The school building is relatively new, so it's in good condition. College prep resources aren't really rampant, and technology is somewhat lacking as laptops issued to classes were frequently beat from mistreat by students.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Many clubs have faithful members, but the administration didn't support clubs, as funding was basically up to the club. Field trips had to be after school, or on weekends, as even classes were no longer taking field trips for the most part.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: I did not partake in athletics at school, but attended some games that were enjoyable and heavy on student participation. The football team while I was in school was pathetic, and the joke of the league. The athletes, however, were extremely advantaged over regular students, as many rules were bent to suit them and large amounts of school money was spent on athletic programs like the football program that was probably the worst program in the athletic department, despite school claims that they lacked funds and as a result cut many electives that would help both regular students and athletes. Instead, athletes got the advantage, while the regular students suffered.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Linton Middle School 3 mi. 1,293
2.33 Penn Hills Senior High School 4 mi. 1,435
3.66 Gateway Senior High School 6 mi. 1,354
4.33 Ohara Elementary School 5 mi. 702
4.33 Fox Chapel Area High School 5 mi. 1,426

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


Female 50%
Male 49%

Overall Student Diversity

Plum Senior High School United States Fox Chapel Area High School Gateway Senior High School Linton Middle School Ohara Elementary School Penn Hills Senior High School
White 93.0% 51.6% 87.0% 67.0% 34.0% 84.0% 38.0%
African American 4.0% 15.2% 2.0% 20.0% 61.0% 1.0% 58.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.7% 7.0% 5.0% 1.0% 10.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Hispanic 0% 24.5% 0% 0% 0% 2.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.8%
Grade 10 26.3%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 23.5%

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 10 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 50% I think that the student teacher experience is.
  • 33% The music program
  • 17% AP classes

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 67% There isnt really anything bad about Plum
  • 17% Teachers don't care about if students learn or not
  • 17% Bullying not handled
  • 0% Teachers/ vice principals power mad

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 5 responses

  • 80% It is one of the better ones in the area.
  • 20% It has a good selection of AP classes

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 57% Work hard and stay out of trouble.
  • 29% A personally good fit
  • 14% Succeed by working hard

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 8 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.