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Senior presents at WQED Teen Artists Talk Mental Health series

Senior art student, Rene Taiyrova presented at the WQED studios in Pittsburgh for their “Teen Artists Talk Mental Health” series that was held in December. Rene presented her self-written and illustrated book "The Cat That Was Vegan," which discusses topics of feeling different and acceptance. Through her independent study with Ms. Shuck, Rene is currently in the process of digitizing the book for publishing and reproduction. 

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Grease is the word at WA! Rydell High's spirited class of '59 capture the look and sound of the 1950s in a rollicking musical that salutes the rock 'n' roll era.  Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest greaser, have a secret summertime romance. But when Sandy encounters Danny at her new school, everything is different. Auditions are scheduled for December 7, 9 and 14. Students in grades 8-12 who are interested in auditioning should see Mr. McBurney or Mrs. Sharlow for more information. Four performances are scheduled on March 23, 24, 25 and 26. Tickets will go on sale online and in person at the HS in late February. 

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District Earns Lighthouse Distinction

West Allegheny has been named a ‘Lighthouse’ district by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, in partnership with the Successful Practices Network within the category of Future Ready Learners: Differentiated Targeted Supports and Focus on Removing Barriers. As one of only 13 districts nationwide to earn an excellence distinction, it recognizes West Allegheny’s Early College In High School Academy (ECIHSA) as a model of positive change for other districts.

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WA Earns US News & World Report Best High School

For the fourth consecutive year West Allegheny High School has been recognized as a U.S. News & World Report Best High School for 2022. West Allegheny ranked 2,926 out of 17,843 high schools nationally, 107 out of 676 statewide, and 20 out of 124 in the region.  These rankings are based on six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates.

WAMS receives STW award

WAMS Redesignated as School to Watch

West Allegheny Middle School has been redesignated as a School to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. The goals of the STW program include: (1) to promote continuous school improvement and (2) to identify and recognize middle-level schools and programs that are academically excellent, developmentally responsive, socially equitable and organized to ensure continuous improvement.  STW schools serve as exemplars for the successful implementation of best middle-level practices.  Schools to Watch State Director Bruce Vosburgh presented the students and school leaders with their award banner.  


New Student Enrollment

Welcome to West Allegheny School District!  If you are a new family to the District and would like to enroll your child(ren) in one of our five schools, please visit the New Student Enrollment page for helpful instructions and required forms.

By The Numbers
Premiere Early College In High School Academies Offering Over 1,301 College Eligible Credits

Advanced Placement Courses Offered – Featuring Distinguished Capstone Diploma Program
of AP Exam Fees Underwritten by West Allegheny School District
Ranked in Top 17%
of Schools in the Nation to Earn U.S. News and World Report Best High School 2022
Student Pass Rate on Career and Industry Certifications with 100 Students Enrolled in Career and Technical Education Programs in Grades 9-12
1 of Only 37
Middle Schools to Earn Don Eichhorn Schools to Watch Designation of 572 in Pennsylvania
of Students K-12 have Access to Creativity, Innovation and Design Programming
1 of Only 623
Districts in the Nation to receive Best Communities for Music Education designation from NAMM
1 of Only 2
School Districts in Allegheny County to Earn PAEA's Outstanding Visual Arts Communities 2021-2022
Tax Increases for 14 Consecutive Years – 3rd Lowest Millage Rate in Allegheny County
Student to Teacher Ratio with an Average K-5 Class Size of 22
Points Earned (Perfect Score) on Marine JROTC Inspection
95 Varsity Section Titles

29 WPIAL Titles

3 State Titles
Lighthouse Distinction