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  • District Vision All students will graduate high school college, career and life-ready prepared to complete a two-or four-year college degree or workforce certification.
  • District Mission The Pittsburgh Public Schools will be one of America’s premier school districts, student-focused, well-managed and innovative. We will hold ourselves accountable for preparing all children to achieve academic excellence and strength of character, so that they have the opportunity to succeed in all aspects of life.
  • District Beliefs
  • All children can learn at high levels.
  • Teachers have a profound impact on student development, and should have ample training, support and resources.
  • Education begins with a safe and healthy learning environment.
  • Families are an essential part of the educational process.
  • A commitment from the entire community is necessary to build a culture that encourages student achievement.
  • Improvement in education is guided by consistent and effective leadership.
  • Central office exists to serve students and schools.
  • District Desired Outcomes for Students
  • Increase proficiency in literacy for all students
  • Increase proficiency in math for all students
  • Ensure all students are equipped with skills to succeed in college, career and life
  • Eliminate racial disparity in achievement levels of African-American students
  • Magnet Programs
  • Whole-school magnets 11
  • Neighborhood schools offering magnet programs 9
  • District Schools (Grades K-12)
  • K-5 23
  • K-8 11
  • 6-8 7
  • 6-12 5
  • High Schools: (9-12) 4
  • Special Schools 4
  • Total 54
  • Early Childhood Programs
  • Centers 8
  • Pre-Kindergarten 85
  • Early Intervention 6
  • Early Head Start (Infant-Toddler) 6
  • Enrollment 2021-2022
  • Elementary (K-5) 8,537
  • Middle (6-8) 4,284
  • Secondary (9-12) 5,614
  • Early Childhood 1,191
  • Total 20,350
  • Our Budget
  • 2022 General Fund Budget $668.3 million
  • Meal Information
  • Breakfasts served daily 12,834
  • Lunches served daily 19,075
  • PPS District Leadership Board of Directors
  • President Sala Udin | District 3
  • First-Vice President Devon Taliaferro | District 2
  • Second-Vice President Pamela Harbin | District 4
  • District 1 Sylvia Wilson
  • District 5 Tracey Reed
  • District 6 William Gallagher
  • District 7 Jamie Piotrowski
  • District 8 Kevin Carter
  • District 9 Gene Walker
  • Employees
  • Central Office Administrators 105
  • School Leaders 104
  • Teachers 2,070
  • Total 4,192
  • Diversity at PPS
  • Native languages spoken by students 95
  • Countries represented in PPS 57
  • African-American students 53%
  • White students 33%
  • Other races 14%
  • English Language Learners 1,108