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 1,360 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 147 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 147 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Sure, there's a few down sides, but no school is perfect. I will forever be proud to be a Plum Mustang no matter what happens. This year has been chaotic with different unfortunate events in our district, but the students stick together. My greatest memories will always contain Friday night games, Musicals, orchestra, photography class, and the awesome relationships with friends and teachers.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: The food overall is pretty good. I usually visit the salad bar or the deli to make a sandwich. There are a lot of options so anyone with allergies is likely to be accommodated.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: I will always respect and follow the guidelines laid out for me, however there are some things I don't understand. For example, dress code. All of our shirts must have atleast a two inch solid sleeve. And all shorts must come to the knee. I have an outfit that includes a tank top and shorts that come to the middle of my thigh that are considered appropriate in church. So I'm not sure why it can't be the same way. Surprisingly, bullying isn't really an issue in our school. People just stick with their own friends and mind their own business. You never really see someone picking on someone else. However, there is cyberbulling. I love my guidance counselors and principal. They are all so involved and cate about every student. For example, my principal sent myself and three others to represent our school at a leadership conference so that we could be our very best.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: Our school spirit wise is just like any other high school. We love our teams and we stick together. There's tailgating before football games and we have costume themes at football and basketball games. They're awesome memories in the making. When it comes to the facilities, our school is up to par. I don't know too much about other schools, but our stadium is pretty amazing. The only downside when it comes to sports and fitness are gym classes. There is little variety and engagement.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: In our school district we have had a few teachers who simply were not qualified. However I have had some of the most amazing and inspiring people be my teachers. For example, my photography teacher genuinely cares about each of his students. He is dedicated to academics, but what matters most to him is the success of thr students. Also, my music teacher has never failed to help me with anything I might need. He has pushed me past what I thought I could do and when there is tension in the air, he never fails to relieve it with some humor. These are just two of the amazing teachers I have had. All excel in communication, grading, and consistency. But most importantly, they have dedicated their lives to making sure each one of their students is successful.

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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%

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%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24.5% 0% 0% 0% 2.0% 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%


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 14 responses

  • 64% Yes
  • 21% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 31% The music program
  • 31% AP classes
  • 31% I think that the student teacher experience is.
  • 8% Everything!

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 36% There isnt really anything bad about Plum
  • 21% Teachers don't care about if students learn or not
  • 14% Teachers/ vice principals power mad
  • 14% Bullying not handled
  • 14% Dress code

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% It has a good selection of AP classes
  • 44% It is one of the better ones in the area.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% Work hard and stay out of trouble.
  • 22% Succeed by working hard
  • 22% A personally good fit
  • 0% Committed

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Don't be afraid to talk to new people
  • 20% Try new things!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 10% I hate everything about this school.