About Pittsburgh Allderdice High School×
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Pittsburgh Allderdice High School is a neighborhood school with a partial Engineering Magnet program located in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill community. Students work individually to learn scientific principles and then work in groups to apply what they have learned to hands-on projects. The program develops skills in critical thinking, problem solving, oral presentation, data analysis, technical writing, CAD and other engineering software. Allderdice has numerous math, science, Career and Technical Education (CTE) options for students to complement their engineering classes and strengthen their college preparedness and Promise-Readiness. In the Pre-Engineering Magnet program at Allderdice, students will analyze problems, design and build solutions, test their products and present their creations. In each semester of the four-year program, four modules are completed. Students will have access to mentoring, career seminars and enriching programs that extend their learning from the classroom to the workplace for exposure to engineering careers. Pittsburgh Allderdice follows the “4 Classroom R’s” to provide the foundation and scaffolding to promote student achievement: Rigor, Relevance, Relationships, and Results.
To complement its academic programs, Pittsburgh Allderdice offers a full range of interscholastic, intramural, and co-curricular clubs reflecting the diversity of its students’ backgrounds and interests. Pittsburgh Allderdice is generously supported by active groups of parents, alumni, and business and community organizations. Current support includes ongoing Partnerships in Education with Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Advanced Placement Courses Offered:
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English 3, English 4, Environmental Science, European History, French, Human Geography, Japanese, Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, Psychology, Spanish 5, Spanish 6, Statistics, US History, US Government & Politics
CTE Programs Offered:
Engineering Technology and HVAC
Additional Educational Services:
Learning Support, Speech & Language, Itinerant Hearing and Vision, Autistic Support, Emotional Support, Occupation Therapy and Physical Therapy, Regional Life Skills Support Classroom, Regional Autistic Support Classroom
|Address||2409 Shady Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15217|
|Phone||(412) 529-4800||Fax||(412) 422-4803|
|Magnet||Neighborhood School with Pre-Engineering Magnet and CTE Offerings|
|Hours||7:36 AM - 2:46 PM||Number of Students||1390|
Ms. Melissa Friez (412) 529-4800
Mr. Nick Centofanti (412) 529-4806
Mr. Anthony Baldasare (412) 529-4807
Mr. Michael Dobies (412) 529-4830
Mr. Edward Gelman (412) 529-4812
Mr. J. David Griffin (412) 529-4813
Ms. Dana Hecht (412) 529-4834
Ms. Lyndsey Cowan (412) 529-4800
Ms. Melissa Friez (412) 529-4800
Mr. William Isler - District 4
Mr. Mark Boyd (412) 529-5127
Ms. Debbie Genter (412) 529-1332
Ms. Maggie Kenna (412) 529-4832
|ADA Accessible?||Yes||Dress Code||Standard|
Nearby Community Resources×
|ALCOSAN - Pittsburgh Pipeline After School Program||412-732-8003|
Executive Director: Arletta Williams
Program Contact: Twila Simmons-Walker, Manager Scholastic Outreach
Program Description: The Pittsburgh Pipeline Afterschool Program provides students with career exploration opportunities and awareness of careers related to water and wastewater industries in their communities. Students develop work ethics and an orientation to work culture.
Program Type: Career and Workforce Prep
Students Served: 50 (At least 10 students from each school)
|Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Squirrel Hill Branch|
|MGR Youth Empowerment||145 44th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201||(773) 313-0075 x125|
Executive Director: Phil Koch
Program Contact: Meredith Hoppe, Arts in Action Julie Mallis, Positive Spin
Program Description: MGR designs and implements programming in the arts, the environment, and health. These programs are offered during the school day, during out-of-school time, and as community based initiatives. Through these programs, youth become the driving force behind positive community change. Arts in Action: Through music, art, drama, dance, and media, youth advocate for social change in their communities. Positive Spin: Through exercise, education and advocacy, youth and adults make positive health choices that will have a lasting effect on the wellness of the individual and the community.
Program Type: Arts and Culture, Recreation and Fitness
Students Served: 1200
|Neighborhood Learning Alliance|
Executive Director: Stephen MacIsaac
Program Contact: Jessica Jacobs
|Gateway Rehabilitation Prevention Services||5818 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217||800-472-1177|
Hours: 24 hours/day
Executive Director: Paul Bacharach
Program Description: Gateway Rehabilitation Center, a private, not-for-profit organization, is a positive force in the prevention, treatment, education and research of substance abuse and alcoholism. Since 1972, our center has thrived under the guiding spirit of its found and medical director emeritus, Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. This renowned author and physician first opened Gateway Rehab as a 28-day, abstinence-based alcohol and drug dependence treatment center for adults. Today, Gateway Rehab is an internationally recognized leader in addiction treatment, offering an array of services for adolescents, youth, and adults with a compassionate and individualized approach.
|Glade Run Mental Health Partnership||5648 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206||412-661-1827|
Program Description: Glad Run is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that provides autism, mental health, cultural, and educational programming to children and families through residential and community based offerings across Western Pennsylvania. Services include residential treatment for children ages 8-21 in need of a structured therapeutic environment; St. Stephen's Academy, a licensed private school offering ASD programming and direct positive behavior interventions and supports for your in grades K-12; community based mental health services for children, adults and families; and therapeutic animal and horticulture programs through Glade Run Adventures.
|WPIC- Mental Health Partnership||3811 O'Hara St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213||412-624-1000|
Program Description: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is a national leader in the innovative treatment of mental health and addictive disorders. As part of UPMC, we provide: ■A comprehensive range of behavioral health services ■Research ■Education ■Training Considered one of the nation’s foremost academic-based psychiatric care facilities, Western Psychiatric houses the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dedicated to providing professionals with state-of-the-art training and assistance, we are consistently ranked as one of the best in America by U.S. News & World Report.
|Homewood-Brushton YMCA||7140 Bennett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208||412-243-2900|
Hours: M-F: 6a-9p, Sat: 8a-5p
Program Description: We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
|University of Pittsburgh||4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260||412-624-4141|
Executive Director: Patrick Gallagher
Program Description: The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university, founded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
|Carnegie Mellon University||5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213||412-268-2000|
Executive Director: Subra Suresh
Program Description: Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global research university with more than 12,000 students, 95,000 alumni, and 5,000 faculty and staff. Today, we are a global leader bringing groundbreaking ideas to market and creating successful startup businesses.
State of the School×
Each of our schools has good news to share and areas for growth on the journey to reach our four District goals of accelerating achievement, eliminating racial disparities, developing a student-focused culture, and becoming a District of first choice. We know that success is more than what can just be measured by a single test score from a state assessment. Schools are complex places that must be understood through multiple lenses. Below are key data points that show how Pittsburgh Allderdice High School is doing in specific areas that align to our District goals. As you review the data, keep the following summary of good news and possible areas for growth in mind as you develop your own questions about how this school is performing, and think about how you can partner with us to accelerate the achievement of all students in this school. For more information, please see our glossary.
In 2013 the Pennsylvania Department of Education released the first School Performance Profiles (SPP) for all public schools in the state. The SPP is a new state measurement system that grades every public, charter, cyber charter school and technology center on a 100-point scale. Access to the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile for each school is available at paschoolperformance.org. Click here for School Performance Profiles for all of our schools.
Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey×
|Reponse Rate||Trend||Favorable Responses|
Tripod Student Survey×
|Top Third||No Change|
School Value Added Measure×
|All-Test Composite||50||About Average|
|Percentage||Trend||High Schools Avg|