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According to traditional graduation rate calculations:
*2010 - 92% <ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Gateway School District - District AYP Data Table |author=Pennsylvania Department of Education |year=2010 |access-date=2011-07-11 |archive-url= |archive-date=2012-10-01 |dead-url=yes |df= }}</ref>
*2009 - 91%<ref>Gateway Senior High School Academic Achievement Report Card 2009, Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2009</ref>
*2008 - 95%
==Academic achievement==
In 2010, the high school is in '''Making Progress: in School Improvement II''' due to low student academic achievement. In 2009, the high school was in '''School Improvement II''' AYP level.<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=GATEWAY SHS - School AYP Overview |author=Pennsylvania Department of Education |year=2010 |access-date=2011-07-11 |archive-url= |archive-date=2012-10-01 |dead-url=yes |df= }}</ref>
In 2011, Gateway High School was ranked 33rd out of 122 western Pennsylvania high schools for student academic achievement by the ''Pittsburgh Business Times''.<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Gateway School District 11th Grade Ranking Information, |author=Pittsburgh Business Times |date=April 1, 2011 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl= |archivedate=2011-07-23 |df= }}</ref>
==Graduation Requirements==
The Gateway School District School Board has determined that a student must earn 23 credits to graduate including: English 4 credits, Social Studies 3 credits, Science 3 credits, Mathematics 3 credits, Information Technology 0.5 credit, Arts/Humanities 2 credits, Health 0.5 credit, Physical Education 1 credit and Electives 6 credits.<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Gateway School District Strategic Plan - Academic Standards and Assessment Report |author=Gateway School District Administration |date= April 16, 2008 |access-date=2011-07-11 |archive-url= |archive-date=2011-09-30 |dead-url=yes |df= }}</ref>
By law, all Pennsylvania secondary school students must complete a project as a part of their eligibility to graduate from high school. The type of project, its rigor and its expectations are set by the individual school district.<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Pennsylvania Code §4.24 (a) High school graduation requirements}}</ref>
==Voluntary Community Service==
The Social Studies Department manages a community service program. Active student volunteers earn extra credit points in their Social Studies class and end of year awards. The program operates throughout the school year and over the summer months. It offers a concentrated leadership-training program during four weeks in the summer and volunteering efforts are conducted year round.<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Gateway High School Community Service Program |author=Gateway High School Social Studies Department |access-date=2011-07-11 |archive-url= |archive-date=2011-09-30 |dead-url=yes |df= }}</ref>