Carlynton School District
The Carlynton School District is a small, suburban, public school district located approximately six miles west of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The district covers five square miles, including the Boroughs of Carnegie, Crafton and Rosslyn Farms. From these communities comes the name Carlynton (Carnegie, Rosslyn Farms and Crafton). The Carlynton School District was ranked 63rd out of 105 western Pennsylvania school districts in 2009 by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The ranking was based on three years of student academic performance on the PSSAs on: math, reading, writing and 1 year of science. In 2008, the school district ranked 69th out of 105 western Pennsylvania districts. In 2011, the district’s graduation rate is 100%. In 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Education issued a new, 4-year cohort graduation rate.
Located on Crafton Boulevard in Crafton, the building houses students in kindergarten through sixth grade from Crafton and Rosslyn Farms. The building housed Crafton High School until the formation of the district. Crafton was rated as being the best place to raise children in Pennsylvania according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s ‘Best Places to Raise Your Kids 2011’. The academic performance of Crafton Elementary was one of the top criteria for this distinction. In 2011, 2010 and 2009, the Crafton Elementary School achieved AYP status. In 2010 the attendance rate was 96% and in 2009 it was 95%.