District VisionAll students will graduate high school college, career and life-ready prepared to complete a two-or four-year college degree or workforce certification.
District MissionThe 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.
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
Neighborhood schools offering magnet programs9
District Schools (Grades K-12)
High Schools: (9-12)4
Early Childhood Programs
Early Head Start (Infant-Toddler)6
2022 General Fund Budget $668.3 million
Breakfasts served daily12,834
Lunches served daily19,075
PPS District LeadershipBoard of Directors
PresidentSala Udin | District 3
First-Vice President Devon Taliaferro | District 2