Welcome to Upper St. Clair...we're glad you're here!
On behalf of the Upper St. Clair School District family, welcome to our district community. We are happy that you have chosen to make your home and raise your family with us. The school district has enjoyed remarkable success and, for that reason, has attracted families from all over the world who now call Upper St. Clair their home.
The district's 3,900+ students are served within six public schools:
- Baker Elementary School (K-4)
- Eisenhower Elementary School (K-4)
- Streams Elementary School (K-4)
- Boyce Middle School (grades 5-6)
- Fort Couch Middle School (grades 7-8)
- Upper St. Clair High School (grades 9-12)
The District began an ambitious renovation program in the late 1990s beginning with the reconstruction of the high school facility, which was completed in June 2000. Renovation and reconstruction of all three elementary schools was completed in September 2003 and, subsequently, renovation of the two middle schools was completed in September 2011. The District continues to ensure that all six schools are safe, comfortable and exciting places for students to learn and grow. A point of pride for the community, Upper St. Clair schools are reflective of the high standards and high expectations that are shared for USC’s educational program.
In the spring of 2018, the District broke ground on a $22.65 million capital project that included a new aquatics center at the high school with an 8-lane pool and separate special use pool; a new multi-use complex at the stadium that includes district offices; and a single structure at Boyce Middle School to accommodate restrooms/changing area, concession area and announcing booth.
Ninety-six percent of students who graduate from Upper St. Clair High School go on to further their education at a college, university or junior college. The district's professional staff is comprised of nearly 300 educators, 79 percent of whom hold a master's degree or above, and a support staff of nearly 200 including custodians, nutrition center workers, aides, secretaries, maintenance and transportation personnel.
The curriculum program is developed directly by the classroom teachers. Rather than review curriculum areas in a five year rotating cycle, Upper St. Clair teachers review each curricular area annually. Each year a district-wide curriculum panel reviews curriculum recommendations that may be formulated by teachers, parents, students or community members that revise, modify or improve the educational program. This guarantees that every year each area of the curriculum will be studied, analyzed and modified, if necessary. Although panel membership includes teacher and administrative representatives from the grade levels and subject areas, parents are welcome to attend the meetings and provide input into the curriculum development process.
The Upper St. Clair School District is led by nine school board members who are elected at large and serve on a voluntary basis for four-year terms. The board members in Upper St. Clair have always had a keen interest in the educational program and the welfare of our students.
There is great pride in the district for the many academic, artistic and athletic accomplishments. Our students consistently score at the proficient level or above on the various required Pennsylvania State System of Assessment and Keystone exams. Our students in the band, chorus, orchestra and dramatics are regularly honored throughout the area, and district athletic teams participate annually in championship playoff games at the district and state levels.
Read about some of our awards and recognitions.
You will find that there are few school districts where the parents are as actively involved as they are in the schools of the Upper St. Clair School District. Throughout the years, there have been times when the total number of volunteers annually is over 1,700 individuals. These volunteers provide remarkable educational benefits to the district's program. Without the work of the volunteers in each of the six schools, the district could not provide the comprehensive educational program that it does.
You have selected a fine community in which to live and raise your children. We are confident that you will find the schools of the Upper St. Clair School District and the community responsive to your needs and the various school principals eager to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Our administrative staff members are listed on our web site for your convenience.