Allegheny Valley School District

The Allegheny Valley School District is a small, suburban, public school district located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. It covers Cheswick and Springdale boroughs and Harmar and Springdale townships in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The district encompasses approximately 10 square miles (26 km2). According to 2000 federal census data, it serves a resident population of 10,771 people. In 2009, the district residents’ per capita income was $22,071, while the median family income was $45,562.[1] In the Commonwealth, the median family income was $49,501[2] and the United States median family income was $49,445, in 2010.[3]

Allegheny Valley School District
Map of Allegheny County school districts
300 Pearl Avenue
, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 15024
United States
Coordinates40°32′43″N 79°49′03″W / 40.54535°N 79.81737°W / 40.54535; -79.81737
District information
MottoPartnership for Excellence: Youth, School & Community
SuperintendentDr. Patrick Graczyk
Students and staff
District mascotReddy Kilowatt
Colors    Black and orange
Other information

Schools edit

  • Acmetonia Elementary School (grades K–6)
  • Springdale Junior-Senior High School (grades 7–12)

Springdale Jr-Sr High School edit

Springdale Jr-Sr High School
501 Butler Road

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Coordinates40°32′51″N 79°46′57″W / 40.5474°N 79.7826°W / 40.5474; -79.7826
TypePublic High School
MottoPartnership for Excellence: Youth, School, & Community
School districtAllegheny Valley School District
PrincipalAndrew Leviski
Enrollment407 (2023)[5]
Student to teacher ratio11:1[6]
Area154,450 ft2
Campus typeSuburb
Color(s)    Black and orange
Athletics conferenceWPIAL
MascotReddy Kilowatt
Team nameDynamos
RivalRiverview High School
YearbookThe Electra

Springdale Jr-Sr High School (SHS) is a small, suburban public school located in Springdale, Pennsylvania. The school is part of the Allegheny Valley School District and serves the communities of Springdale, Cheswick, Harmar Township, and Springdale Township. Springdale Jr-Sr High School has a total enrollment of approximately 400 students from grades 7-12.

Academics edit

Springdale Jr-Sr High School employs approximately 50 staff members as of 2023.[7] The school offers many subjects (Mathematics, History, English, Sciences, etc.) and two foreign languages (Spanish & German).

Extracurricular activities edit

Springdale High school offers several different clubs, activities, and sports programs to all its students.

The Springdale High School Dynamos Marching Band plays at football games, competitions, pep rallies, festivals, and parades, and has received many awards for their performances.

The Springdale High School Drama Club has performed countless plays and musicals, including the wild and colorful "Seussical" in March & April 2023, and "The Wizard of Oz" in 2022.[8]

The school offers other clubs such as Biology, Art, German, Spanish, Chemistry, and Botany, and other activities and organizations like National Honor Society, SADD, Academic Games, Student Council, and FBLA.[9] Lastly, Springdale High School offers tons of athletics for both boys and girls from junior high and senior high, including as basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, track & field, and of course, football.[10]

Building edit

The Springdale Jr-Sr High School Building features a cafeteria, two gymnasiums, an auditorium, science labs, main office, and several classrooms. It is made up of four main parts: A-Wing, B-Wing, C-Wing, and D-Wing. The latest alteration to the building was completed in 2011 after the old D-Wing was demolished and reconstructed as a two-story structure with a large sunroof in the ceiling.[11] Along with this renovation was the addition of a second gymnasium, which can also be considered as a fifth wing, the E-Wing.

The C-Wing consists of band, choir, and art classes, the B-Wing consists of science and technology related classes, and the A-Wing and D-Wing contain several regular classes, such as mathematics, English, history, etc.

Several areas of the school are dedicated to and named after significant individuals in the school's history.[12] Listed below are some of them:

  • Rachel Carson Conference Room, named for Rachel Carson
  • Marshall Auditorium, named for Loyal S. Marshall
  • McGhee Fieldhouse, named for Donald G. McGhee
  • C-Wing, dedicated to David F. Kiser
  • Main Office, dedicated to John E. McCloskey
  • Courtyard, dedicated to Constance J. Craven, Ph. D.
  • Technology Wing (B-Wing), dedicated to Richard L. Kapp
  • Former band room, dedicated to Duane E. Wareham

References edit

  1. ^ US Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, 2009
  2. ^ US Census Bureau (2010). "American Fact Finder, State and County quick facts". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06.
  3. ^ US Census Bureau (September 2011). "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Springdale JSHS". National Center for Education Statistics.
  5. ^ "Quick Facts".
  6. ^ "Explore Springdale Junior/Senior High School".
  7. ^ "SHS Staff Directory". Retrieved 2023-05-30.
  8. ^ Panizzi, Tawnya (2023-03-25). "Springdale Jr.-Sr. High School students to stage wild and wacky 'Seussical'". Retrieved 2023-06-01.
  9. ^ "SHS Activities". Retrieved 2023-05-31.
  10. ^ "SHS Athletics". Retrieved 2023-05-30.
  11. ^ "At Springdale Junior-Senior High, there's new room for learning". Retrieved 2023-09-14.
  12. ^ Ross, Lynn M. (2006). History of the Borough of Springdale, Pennsylvania, 1906-2006 (Centennial ed.). Lynn M. Ross.

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