Mount Lebanon School District
Mt. Lebanon School District is the public school system in Allegheny County for residents of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This district’s only high school is Mt. Lebanon High School. The mddle schools are Andrew W. Mellon Middle School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School. The elementary schools include Stephen Foster Elementary School, Herbert Hoover Elementary School, Julia Ward Howe Elementary School, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, and George Washington Elementary School.
In 2012, the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) ranked Mt. Lebanon High School 6th (out of the 676 public high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) in regards to their combined math and reading test scores. Mt. Lebanon subsequently was ranked 1st in the Pittsburgh region. Mt. Lebanon School District was ranked 2nd out of 105 western Pennsylvania school districts in 2009 by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The school district ranked 2nd out of 105 western Pennsylvania school districts and 3rd out of 498 Pennsylvania school districts in 2008 in the Pittsburgh Business Times rating. In 2007, the district ranked 3rd of 500 Pennsylvania school districts for student achievement. The district has won multiple National Blue Ribbon School awards. The high school was rated as one of the Top 500 high schools in the United States by Newsweek in 2000 and 1st in Western Pennsylvania by the Pittsburgh Business Times in 2005.
The Mt. Lebanon Forensic Team won the Western Pennsylvania District Forensic Championship four years in a row, beginning in 2001. In 2004, the team won the state championship in dramatic interpretation and extemporaneous speaking and then earned a second-place title in extemporaneous speaking at the national competition in Salt Lake City. In 2006, the team captured the Pennsylvania High School Speech League championship.
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