Known as the smartest city in the US, Pittsburgh takes education seriously.

The city is loaded with colleges and universities, libraries and museums. Our public school rank is pretty good too! Two of the most respectable, award-winning South Hills high schools rank in the top seven in the Pittsburgh area.

Under each school district listed below, you’ll find a variety of information about student-teacher ratio, awards and extracurricular activities to help you choose the best neighborhood and school for you and your child.

Pittsburgh South Hills School District Comparison

Canon-McMillan High School

Canon-McMillan is a public high school with about 1,525 students. It’s located in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania and serves Canonsburg, Cecil and North Strabane Townships. It’s the largest school district in Washington County.

  • Student-teacher ratio
    • 18:1
  • Awards
  • Overall academic success
    • 2013-14 Pennsylvania School Performance rating of 93.0
    • 16 AP Courses
    • The AP® participation rate is 25%.
    • 74% Exam Pass rate
    • 25 Honors Courses
    • 11 Vocational Education
  • Extracurricular activities
    • 37 Student Organizations (Including band and Drama)
    • 26 Athletic opportunities at the Varsity and Junior Varsity levels:


South Fayette High School

South Fayette is an award-winning public high school district with about 725 students. It serves the residents of South Fayette Township.


Upper St. Clair High School

Upper St. Clair is an award-winning public high school with about 1,380 students. It serves the residents of Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania.

Education is one of the many reasons why we chose to build luxury homes in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. If you’ve considered moving to this area, take a look at our communities. Each one is located in a distinguished neighborhood near entertainment, dining, major highways, and reputable school districts.

About Adam Packard

Adam Packard has been a marketing professional for over 10 years. During that span he has spent time in the gaming, racing, entertainment and real estate industries. Outside of the office, he enjoys all types of sports, including basketball, baseball, golf & harness racing. He resides in Moon Township, with his wife Jackie and two sons Nicholas & Jacob.