South Fayette School District
The South Fayette Township School District is a small suburban, public school district serving the Pittsburgh suburb of South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania. The district encompasses approximately 21 square miles. In 2009, the district residents’ per capita income was $26,082, while the median family income was $65,473. In the Commonwealth, the median family income was $49,501. South Fayette Township School District operates four schools: South Fayette High School (9th-12th), South Fayette Middle School (6th-8th), South Fayette Intermediate School (3rd-5th) and South Fayette Elementary School (K-2nd). The Intermediate School was put into use in time for the 2013-14 school year.
South Fayette Township School District was ranked 7th among Pennsylvania school districts by the Pittsburgh Business Times in 2014. In 2012, South Fayette Township School District’s graduation rate was 89.5%. In 2011, the graduation rate was 88.5%. In 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Education issued a new, 4-year cohort graduation rate. South Fayette Township High School’s rate was 85% for 2010.
The District offers a variety of clubs, activities and an extensive, costly sports program. Eligibility for participation is determined by school board policy and in compliance with standards set by the Pennsylvania interscholastic Athletics Association (PIAA). South Fayette High School has been home to the “Little Green Machine” Marching Band for over 60 years. In 2010, it was awarded the County Executive’s Award and deemed the best marching band in the county.
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