South Fayette Township High School

Academic Rating

9 out of 10

Rank: 33rd in Pennsylvania

South Fayette Twp HS receives a EasyCollege academic rating significantly above the average for Pennsylvania high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation.



The South Fayette Township High School student body is mostly White with a small Asian Pacific population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific6.7%51
Native American Indian0.3%2
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%1
Two or more races2%15


Upper 3% of Pennsylvania high schools

6.6% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program as compared to the Pennsylvania high school median of 31.3%. By this measure, South Fayette Twp HS students are largely wealthy and rank 17th in Pennsylvania for high school student family income.

Enrollment Size

Grade Students


Graduation Rate

8 out of 10

Rank: 144th in Pennsylvania

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students95% or more*
Pennsylvania Median92%
White95% or more*
Black50% or more*
Asian Pacific50% or more*
Native American.%
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged50% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 14th in Pennsylvania

Students at South Fayette Township High School scored an average 92% of students proficient across math and reading standardized tests. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 69% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 3.2% of Pennsylvania high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls95% or more*90% to 94%*
Boys90% to 94%*85% to 89%*

Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% or more*80% or more*
Blackless than 50%*less than 50%*
White95% or more*90% to 94%*
With Disabilites60% to 79%*40% to 59%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

6 out of 10

Rank: 215th in Pennsylvania

173 out of 358 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (48%). College admission testing participation is slightly above the Pennsylvania median rate of 43% and in the top 38% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 97th in Pennsylvania

South Fayette Twp HS offers 12 AP courses. 23 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 83% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Pennsylvania schools of 13%. South Fayette Twp HS had 171 taking AP exams with a 139 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 75% percentile and somewhat above the state median of 64 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 81% 64%
Students enrolled in an AP class 23% 13%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 22%
AP Courses Offered 12

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%18%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Pennsylvania Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.5%4
Pennsylvania Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Pennsylvania Median3.5%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.2%9


South Fayette Township High School
3640 Old Oakdale Rd
McDonald, PA

10 out of 10 1


South Fayette Township School District
McDonald, PA

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