Moon Area School District
The Moon Area School District is located about 20 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It serves a portion of the West Hills/Airport Area and comprises Crescent and Moon townships, which include unincorporated villages such as Glenwillard, Wireton, Coraopolis Heights, Thorn Hollow, West Coraopolis, Carnot, Thorn Run Valley, and Mooncrest. Moon Area School District encompasses approximately 31 square miles. In 2009, the 8th grade was ranked 102nd out of 141 western Pennsylvania middle schools based on three years of student academic achievement in PSSAs in: reading, math writing and one year of science.
Given the district’s location to the Pittsburgh International Airport and access to the city, many of the school’s students, faculty and buildings have been thrust into the spotlight. The school’s marching band has, at times, performed at the airport for presidential visits.