Fox Chapel Area High School
Fox Chapel Area High School (Established in 1961) is a public school located in the Pittsburgh suburb of O'Hara Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was recognized and honored as a National Blue Ribbon School twice.
|Fox Chapel Area High School|
611 Field Club Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238 Coordinates:
|Motto||The Fox Chapel Area School District exists to maximize student learning, achievement, and development.|
|School district||Fox Chapel Area School District|
|Principal||Michael H. Hower, Lead Principal
Daniel E. Lentz, Ph.D., Program Principal (A-L)John J. McGee, Ph.D., Program Principal (M-Z)
|Color(s)||Red, White, and Black|
|Athletics||Baseball (Boys’ – Spring); Basketball (Boys’, Girls’ – Winter); Cheerleading (Girls’ – Fall, Winter); Cross Country (Boys’, Girls’ – Fall); Field Hockey (Girls’ – Fall); Football (Boys’ – Fall); Golf (Boys’, Girls’ – Fall); Gymnastics (Girls’ – Winter); Indoor Track (Boys’, Girls’ – Winter); Lacrosse (Boys’, Girls’ – Spring); Soccer (Boys’, Girls’ – Fall); Softball (Girls’ – Spring); Swimming/Diving (Boys’, Girls’ – Winter); Tennis (Girls’ – Fall, Boys’ – Spring); Track & Field (Boys’, Girls’ – Spring); Volleyball (Girls’ – Fall, Boys’ – Winter); and Wrestling (Boys’ – Winter)|
|Athletics conference||WPIAL 3A, 4A & 5A (PIAA District 7)|
The Fox Chapel Area High School serves the municipalities of Fox Chapel, Aspinwall, Blawnox, Indiana, O'Hara and Sharpsburg.
Test scores and other notable achievementsEdit
•The Fox Chapel Area Keystone Exam pass rates for 11th graders have also all increased, and more than 90 percent of students are passing the Algebra I, literature, and biology exams.
•In 2013-2014, Fox Chapel Area exceeded the standards for student academic growth in 26 percent of the categories. In 2015-2016, Fox Chapel Area exceeded the standards for student academic growth in 80 percent of the categories.
•A total of 420 students graduated in the class of 2017, and 89.5 percent of the class is enrolled in some form of continuing education.
•The high school was recognized for Programs of Distinction in Visual Arts in 2015 and received Exemplary Educational Program Credentials in music and school counseling in 2012 from the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.
•Fox Chapel Area High School has been awarded Silver Medal rankings by U.S. News & World Report over the past decade and is consistently ranked among the nation's top high schools by Newsweek.
•The high school is also ranked among the top 200 high schools in the nation and received an “A+ Overall Niche Grade” on niche.com.
•The school was also named among the 2017 Washington Post's America's Most Challenging High Schools.
•Fox Chapel Area High School's Orchestra Director, Mrs. Mairi Cooper was named Pennsylvania's 2015 teacher of the year.
Recent high school renovationsEdit
High school renovations were completed in 2016 and the building has a new swimming pool/natatorium and an upgraded library/media center, auditorium, cafeteria, and commons area. The high school includes state-of-the-art computer, science, digital art, technology, and music labs.
Current student demographicsEdit
As of October 2017.
|Subset||Number of students||Percent|
|Black or African American||64||4.75%|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||2||0.15%|
Athletic interscholastic sports teamsEdit
Baseball (Boys’ – Spring)
Basketball (Boys’, Girls’ – Winter)
Cheerleading (Girls’ – Fall, Winter)
Cross Country (Boys’, Girls’ – Fall)
Field Hockey (Girls’ – Fall)
Football (Boys’ – Fall)
Golf (Boys’, Girls’ – Fall)
Gymnastics (Girls’ – Winter)
Indoor Track (Boys’, Girls’ – Winter)
Lacrosse (Boys’, Girls’ – Spring)
Soccer (Boys’, Girls’ – Fall)
Softball (Girls’ – Spring)
Swimming/Diving (Boys’, Girls’ – Winter)
Tennis (Girls’ – Fall, Boys’ – Spring)
Track & Field (Boys’, Girls’ – Spring)
Volleyball (Girls’ – Fall, Boys’ – Winter)
Wrestling (Boys’ – Winter)
- Reb Beach - guitarist
- Adam Bisnowaty - NFL football player
- Gaelen Gilliland - musical theater actress
- Jeff Habay - Pennsylvania State Representative
- Eddie Ifft - stand-up comedian
- Michael Mitnick - screenplay writer for The Giver
- Anisha Nagarajan (2002) - actress and singer
- Beth Stern - television personality and actress
- Rick Strom - professional football player and football commentator
- William Thomas - professional ice hockey player
- Leo Wisniewski - professional football player
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