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Also known at Perry High School, Perry Perry Academy, Perry Traditional, Perry Traditional Academy, Pittsburgh Perry, Pittsburgh Perry High School and Perry Traditional High School

Background[]

Contacts[]

  • 3875 PERRYSVILLE AVE, PITTSBURGH, PA 15214
  • (412) 323-3400
  • Fax = (412) 323-3404
  • Principal, Nina Sacco, nsacco1@pghboe.net
  • Dana Knapp, Mark Ward, Athletic Director Directormward1@pghboe.net mward1@pghboe.net
  • Carol Horan choran1@pghboe.net

Insights[]

Since 1980, Perry has operated as a traditional academy magnet with a math/science adjunct magnet. The purpose of the magnet was to emphasize traditional education and values, while attracting a student population that reflected the racial composition of the city. The needs of the district and our students have evolved. Therefore, it is necessary to re-focus and re-define the school in order to:

  • preserve the strengths of the school
  • meet the ever-changing demands of the 21st century
  • offer the premier academic program in Pittsburgh
  • ensure that students are Promise ready when they graduate

Mission Statement: Pittsburgh Perry High School is a traditional academy that will provide strong, consistent discipline, a structured setting, clear expectations, and rigorous instruction to ensure that students will be Promise ready. Motto: Scholarship, Leadership, Service

Videos[]

  • Superintendent's_Monthly_Message-_December_2017

    Superintendent's Monthly Message- December 2017

Photos[]

Views from around Perry High School. The gym and swim pool are in the building to the right side of the main high school.

Beliefs/Values:[]

  • All children can learn
    • Education thrives in a safe environment
    • Family support is crucial for student success
    • Literacy is strengthened through cross content reading, writing, and research
    • Strong skills in Science, Technology, and Mathematics are essential
  • A strong arts program motivates students to excel in the academics
    • Mentoring programs support students’ emotional growth
    • Service projects connect students to the community
  • Extracurricular activities enrich and support the educational environment
  • Students will prepare for post-secondary education
  • Students will utilize the resources of the Pittsburgh Promise

Priorities:[]

  • Prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century
  • Utilize data to determine the needs of students
  • Create communities of learners through looping and block scheduling
  • Monitor student attendance, behavior and grades
    • Emphasize cross content literacy through reading, writing, and research
  • Expand the Social Studies program to include ethics
  • Support academics through a strong arts program
  • Offer the widest range of Advanced Placement classes
  • Enhance counseling support with reduced student to counselor ratio
  • Provide leadership training
  • Establish mentoring and Big Brother/Sister programs
  • Partner with local universities, community organizations and businesses
  • Support and encourage students’ academic, personal and career goals

Program features:[]

  • Math/Science magnet program
  • Biotech/Green certification
  • World Language certification
  • Microsoft Office certification
  • Band, Choral, Guitar and Piano music programs
  • Ethics courses
  • Leadership training
  • Community service projects
  • Mentoring and Big Brothers/Sisters programs
  • EAP, NovaNET, and SES (Huntington)
  • Theatre and Creative Arts
  • Ceramics, Jewelry, and Visual Arts
  • A variety of extra-curricular opportunities

Admission requirements:[]

  • Attendance, discipline, and grades mirror current Board of Education requirements a magnet application. Perry magnet contract, signed by the student, parent, and school administrator

In order to maintain magnet status, a student must:

  • 85% (2009) – 90% (2010) attendance
  • 2.0 grade point average
  • Appropriate behavior, as outlined in the magnet contract and the Pittsburgh Promise

Students who do not comply with the contract will have their magnet status rescinded

Student Body[]

Wiki chart of enrollment[]

Template Name Enrollment # source
/HS boys 341 via PPS
/HS girls 328 via PPS
/9+10+11 boys 344 via PIAA
/9+10+11 girls 323 via PIAA
/ideal combined Pittsburgh Perry Traditional Academy High School/ideal combined via reformers
/ideal boys Pittsburgh Perry Traditional Academy High School/ideal boys via reformers
/ideal girls Pittsburgh Perry Traditional Academy High School/ideal girls via reformers

Present[]

  • PIAA enrollment from December 11, 2009 snapshot of Oct 2010
    • Total Enrollment = 667
      • Female Enrollment = 323
      • Male Enrollment = 344
  • Perry enrollment via PPS site from October 2010 snapshot
Total Students: 669
African-American: 447 (66.82%)
American Indian: 0 (0.00%)
Asian: 1 (0.15%)
Hispanic: 2 (0.30%)
Multi-Racial: 34 (5.08%)
White: 185 (27.65%)
Male Students: 341 (50.97%)
Female Students: 328 (49.03%)

Past[]

Future[]

Pipeline and feeder pattern implications include:

Sports[]

Note coaches, team page links, class size per team, records and status reports, facilities used, possible classifications of PIAA and WPIAL, rivals.

Seasonal[]

Fall[]

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Summer[]

Year round[]

Coops[]

Activities[]

Intramurals[]

Music, Drama, Academics[]

Facilities[]

Sports Venues[]

Gym[]

Swim pool[]

  • Bleachers at the Perry swim pool.

    Diving board is put up and out of the way for a home swim meet at Pittsburgh Perry High School. No divers are on the team. This is one of the few, if only, diving boards within Pittsburgh Public Schools.

In the 2015-2016 school year, the water in the pool was absent. Dropout victim.

Perry_HS_swim_meet,_hosting_Schenley_in_2010

Perry HS swim meet, hosting Schenley in 2010

Medley relay at Perry High School with Schenley team in 2010.

Aux. Gym[]

Fields[]

Security[]

  • Cameras:

Auditorium[]

  • Seating:
  • Spaces:

In building surroundings[]

  • Locker areas:
  • Trainers:
  • Coaches:
  • AD:
  • Storage:
  • Classrooms:

Outside surroundings[]

  • Parking
  • Lighting

Walkable neighbors[]

  • Parks, fields, and other venues within a 20-minute walking distance for team and community use.

Building[]

  • Engineering reviews

Photos[]

Programs[]

Academics[]

  • Engineering magnet
  • Japanese is taught.

Community Based[]

Library[]

  • In school
  • Computer labs
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branches:

Links[]

Blogs[]

Media[]

Details[]

Traditions[]

  • Input welcomed. Edit me.
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