The Mt. Lebanon School District consists of seven elementary schools (Grades K to 5), two middle schools (Grades 6, 7, and 8), and the high school (Grades 9 through 12). The district serves approximately 5,300 students.
Mt. Lebanon is a residential suburban community of approximately 33,000 people located six miles south of the city of Pittsburgh and covering about six square miles. The community has a strong commitment to education and is actively involved in an educational partnership with the school district.
Student athletes compete in twenty-six interscholastic sports and consistently win championships in both boys’ and girls’ divisions. These sports consist of baseball, basketball, cross country, girls’ field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, rifle, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling. Hockey and crew are offered as club sports. There are over fifty activities available to students including a symphony orchestra, marching band, literary magazine, newspaper, yearbook, cheerleading, rockettes, various clubs, dance company, student government and student leadership, academic games, and many more.
Mt. Lebanon High School is located on twenty-six acres of land. The building houses a library and media center that contains an extensive print and digital collection; computer and writing labs; a Fine Arts complex that includes two theaters, visual arts studios, two professional dance studios, choral rooms, music studios, practice rooms, and a full production digital media and television studio. In addition, there are child development, food and nutrition, applied engineering and graphics labs. Three full size gymnasiums, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness room, six tennis courts, a 7,200 seat stadium and a synthetic turf football field with synthetic running track enhance opportunities for both student and community use.
Courses are offered in nineteen subjects. These are designated AP on the transcript. AP courses include: Literature & Composition, Language & Composition, European History, Psychology, United States History, United States Government & Politics, Calculus BC, Statistics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics (Mechanics), Physics (Electricity and Magnetism), French, German, Spanish, Music Theory and Studio Art.
Rigorous courses which demand a higher level of analytical reading ability: and challenges at a very high level of cognitive thinking. HONORS courses are the highest level of academic course leading to Advanced Placement work.
College preparatory courses which demand an average to above average level of analytical reading ability; has material which is challenging at a high cognitive level. One credit (1/2 unit) is given for a semester’s (18 weeks) work. Two credits are the equivalent of one unit. Partial credit is based on the number of class periods per week.
Based on national test results, Mt. Lebanon students rank among the highest achieving in the nation. Our students have consistently scored above the national mean average in all three sections of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) which are Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.
Approximately 90 percent of Mt. Lebanon’s Class of 2014 took the Scholastic Assessment Test. For the critical reading assessment, the Mt. Lebanon cumulative mean score of 569 is 72 points higher than the national mean and 72 points more than the Pennsylvania mean score. For the math assessment, the Mt. Lebanon cumulative mean score of 575 is 62 points higher than the national mean and 71 points more than the Pennsylvania mean. On the writing assessment, the Mt. Lebanon cumulative mean score of 576 was 89 points higher than the national mean and 96 points higher than the Pennsylvania mean score.