The Pittsburgh Police the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, is the largest law enforcement agency in Western Pennsylvania and the third largest in Pennsylvania. The modern force of salaried and professional officers was founded in 1857 but dates back to the night watchmen beginning in 1794, the subsequent day patrols in the early 19th century, in the borough of Pittsburgh. By 1952 the Bureau had a strength of 1,400 sworn officers in July 1985, 1,200 and by November 1989, 1,040; the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is part of the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and is headed by Chief Scott Schubert appointed by Mayor Bill Peduto and approved by City Council. The Chief of Police is the top law enforcement agent of the city of Pittsburgh. In the Chiefs council are the positions of Deputy Chief of Police Bureau Chief of Staff of the Police Bureau Public Affairs Manager of the Police Bureau Legal Advisor to the Police BureauReporting directly through the Deputy Chief of Police to the Chief are the three active units of the Police Bureau: Operations and Administration.
Each one is headed by an Assistant Chief. The original headquarters were at William Penn Way in downtown. In 1918 it moved into the Pittsburgh City-County Building, 1925 to Water Street, 1960s Grant Street Public Safety Building, is now quartered at Western Avenue on the Northside. Headed by the Assistant Chief of Operations, this unit is the most visible arm of the Pittsburgh Police Bureau, it consists six zones with each zone being supervised by the zone commander, as well as all zone patrol and response operations, SWAT team, Traffic Patrol, Impound. This is the unit that does community policing. Zone One: North Side Zone Two: Downtown, Hill District, Strip District, Polish Hill, Uptown Zone Three: South Side, Carrick, St. Clair Village, Arlington Heights Zone Four: Oakland, Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze Zone Five: East Liberty, Highland Park, Homewood Zone Six: West End, Brookline, BeechviewIn 2010 the average Pittsburgh police zone had 12.8 officers, 2.8 detectives, 1.2 sergeants and.5 lieutenants on duty during any 8 hour shift.
Citywide for any 8-hour 2010 shift this translates to 76.8 officers, 16.8 detectives, 7.2 sergeants and 3 lieutenants. In 1918 the city debuted a mounted squad, having had some mounted officers as early as 1906. Police motorcycles were first used by the bureau starting in 1910. Headed by the Assistant Chief of Investigations, Lavonnie Bickerstaff, this unit overlays the operations staff with the detective and inspector corps of the Police Bureau, its detective divisions are broken down into the following: Auto Task Force Arson Squad Burglary Squad Crime Stoppers Crime Scene Investigaton Dignitary & Witness Security Financial Crimes Task Force Forfeiture Gang Task Force Homicide Squad Missing Persons Narcotics Night Felony Squad Nuisance Bar Task Force Pawn Robbery Squad Sex Assault/Domestic Violence Squad Pittsburgh Police officers are members of the local Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. Headed by the Assistant Chief of Administration, this is the least visible unit of the bureau but one, the most essential.
It consists of eight major divisions. Intel Office of Municipal Investigations Police Academy/Training Personnel & Finance Property Room Records School Patrol Special Events Logistics Warrant Office Scott Schubert: Chief of Police Eric Holmes: Chief of Staff, Commander Thomas Stangrecki: Deputy Chief Anna Kudrav: Assistant Chief Lavonnie Bickerstaff: Assistant Chief Linda Rosato-Barone: Assistant Chief & Deputy Director of Public Safety Christopher Ragland: Zone 1 Commander Cristyn Zett: Zone 2 Commander Karen Dixon: Zone 3 Commander Daniel Herrmann: Zone 4 Commander Jason Lando: Zone 5 Commander Stephen M. Vinansky: Zone 6 Commander From 1901 to the early 1990s Pittsburgh Police were unique in having a "trial board" system of discipline. In 1996, after the deaths of two African-American men in Police custody, the ACLU and the NAACP filed a class action lawsuit against the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, alleging a pattern of civil rights abuses. After an investigation, the U. S. Department of Justice joined the suit in January 1997, stating "that there is a pattern or practice of conduct by law enforcement officers of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police that deprives persons of rights and immunities secured and protected by the Constitution and laws of the United States".
After a brief court challenge, the City entered into a consent decree with the federal government in April 1997 that outlined the steps that it would take to improve its conduct. The decree was lifted from the Police Bureau in 2001, from the Office of Municipal Investigation in 2002. Community activists in Pittsburgh used a referendum to create an independent review board in 1997. A study commissioned by the U. S. Department of Justice in 2001 found that 70% of Pittsburgh's African-American residents believe it either "very common" or "somewhat common" for "police officers in Pittsburgh to use excessive force" and that only 48% feel that the Police are doing a "very good" or "somewhat good" "job of fighting crime", while 77% of white residents responded so. In February 2013, the FBI and IRS seized boxes of documents from police headquarters and the independent police credit union concerning thousands of deposits and withdrawals of taxpayer money from unauthorized accounts. Allegations have been made against former Chief Nate Harper, forced to resign on February 20, 2013 due to the FBI and IRS investigations.
On March 22, a Federal G
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
McKees Rocks known as "The Rocks", is a borough in Allegheny County, in western Pennsylvania, along the south bank of the Ohio River. The borough population was 6,104 at the 2010 census. In the past, the city was known for its extensive steel interests. There were large railroad machine shops, manufacturers of locomotives and passenger cars. Other city factories manufactured springs, enamel ware, wall materials, plaster and bolts, malleable castings and forgings, tin ware and cigars; the Pittsburgh, Allegheny and McKees Rocks Railroad is located in an area along the river known as the "Bottoms". The name of the borough is incorrectly written as "Mc Kees Rocks," "McKee's Rocks," or "McKees Rock," but the official name is "McKees Rocks." The USPS official spelling is "MC KEES ROCKS". It is within the Sto-Rox School District, which serves neighboring Stowe Township; the local high school is Sto-Rox High School. The McKees Rocks Bridge, which carries traffic between McKees Rocks and Pittsburgh, is the longest bridge in Allegheny County, at 7,293 feet.
McKees Rocks has one of the largest Indian mounds in the state, built by the Adena and Hopewell peoples a thousand years before Europeans entered the area. McKees Rocks is known for being the birthplace of Merle Fainsod and Billy Mays. For thousands of years, Native Americans inhabited the region; the Adena culture built a large earthwork mound here, a burial site. It was augmented in years by members of the Hopewell culture; this was the largest such mound in the state. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History excavated half the mound in 1896, its archaeologists unearthed the remains of 33 people. The mound crowned a high bluff that overlooks the Ohio River; the bluff under the mound was quarried for municipal paving some time after the archaeological dig, eliminating what remained of the Indian burial site. This site was considered by George Washington as a possible location for Fort Pitt, which he ordered built on the site of the destroyed French Fort Duquesne in what is now Pittsburgh's Point State Park.
The borough derives its name from trader Alexander McKee, who served as an Indian agent. He was given a 1,300-acre tract of land in 1764 for his services during the French and Indian War; the name related to a rocky projection into the river at this site. In 1769, the name McKees Rocks was placed on an official deed, that year is considered to be its founding date. In 1892, it was incorporated as a borough. In 1900, 6,353 people resided in the borough. After industrial restructuring caused a loss of jobs in the city, the population declined, to 6,104 at the 2010 census. Mann's Hotel, one of the oldest buildings in the Pittsburgh area, was located at 23 Singer Avenue in McKees Rocks, it was believed to have been built around 1803, although some sources put the construction in the 18th century. It is rumored. On October 12, 2009, Mann's Hotel was condemned due to neglect and had to be demolished because of its deteriorating condition. McKees Rocks was the site of one of the pivotal labor conflicts of the early 20th century, the 1909 McKees Rocks Strike.
In the summer and early fall of 1909, some 5,000 workers of the Pressed Steel Car Company's plant at McKees Rocks went on strike, joined by 3,000 others who worked for the Standard Steel Car Company of Butler and others in New Castle. The strike, led by organizers of the Industrial Workers of the World, was repressed by armed security guards and the state militia, resulting in at least a dozen deaths; the conflict involved participants on both sides. The city hit its peak of population in 1930. After that, there was population decline due to the Great Depression, industrial restructuring and suburbanization after World War II. McKees Rocks is located at 40°28′13″N 80°3′49″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles, of which 1.0 square mile is land and 0.1 square miles, or 6.31%, is water. McKees Rocks is made up of several neighborhoods, such as West Park, Meyers Ridge, "The Bottoms"; as of the census of 2000, there were 6,622 people, 2,905 households, 1,652 families residing in the borough.
The population density was 6,377.5 people per square mile. There were 3,402 housing units at an average density of 3,276.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 82.71% White, 14.06% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population. The census of 2010 revealed; the population density was 6003.25 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 62.17% White, 35.26% African American, 0.57% Asian, 0.34% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population. Households: There were 2,905 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.4% were married couples living together, 21.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 43.1% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone, 65 or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.96.
Age Distribution: The population included 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, 19.0% who were 65 or older. The median age was 38. Fo
Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire provides fire protection to the city of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In all the department is responsible for 55.5 square miles with a population of 305,841 as of the 2013 Census estimation. The Bureau was the first fire department in the United States to unionize and thus has an International Association of Fire Fighters number of 1; the department started out as a volunteer fire department and transitioned to a paid department on May 23, 1870. Over 30 years in 1903 a group of Pittsburgh firefighters sought to improve working and living conditions of those serving in the department, they formed an association known as the City Fireman’s Protective Association. By September 1903, the first International Association of Fire Fighters union was organized, IAFF Local No. 1. Below is a complete listing of all fire station and apparatus locations in the city of Pittsburgh according to Battalion. Sudden Death - A Pittsburgh firefighter is portrayed by Jean-Claude Van Damme
NRG Energy, Inc. is a large American energy company, dual-headquartered in West Windsor Township, New Jersey, Houston, Texas. It was the wholesale arm of Xcel Energy, was spun off in bankruptcy in 2004; when the state of Texas deregulated the electricity market, Houston Industries, the parent company of Houston Lighting & Power was broken up. In 2003 Houston Industries was split into three companies; the power plants went to Texas Genco, CenterPoint Energy took over the distribution system, the retail and wholesale electricity business became Reliant Energy. In 2006, NRG Energy bought Texas Genco from a group of private equity firms for $5.9 billion. Afterwards, in May 2009, NRG Energy acquired the retail operations of Reliant Energy. With those two moves, NRG's holdings represented most of the former HL&P and today serve 1.6 million customers in Texas. The retail operations continue to operate under the Reliant Energy name while old Reliant's wholesale operations became RRI Energy. Following the acquisition of Reliant, NRG extended its retail footprint with the acquisition of Green Mountain Energy in November 2010.
In doing so, NRG became the largest retailer of green power in the nation, providing all of its Green Mountain and many of its Reliant customers with energy derived from 100% renewable resources. NRG Energy completed its acquisition of GenOn Energy in December 2012 for $1.7 billion in stock and cash. The GenOn name was retired in the merger, but the combined company retained GenOn's Houston headquarters to coordinate operations; that company, in turn, had been formed out of the merger of RRI Energy and Mirant Corporation in 2010. In August 2013, NRG acquired Energy Curtailment Specialists, a Buffalo, New York based Demand response company; the terms of the deal were not disclosed. In September 2014, NRG acquired a manufacturer of personal solar power products. In March 2018 NRG acquired Xoom Energy, a residential focused, retail energy supplier with 300,000 RCE customers; the sale price was $210 million. NRG Energy holds the naming rights to the NRG Park campus in Houston, home to the NRG Astrodome, NRG Stadium, NRG Arena and NRG Center.
NRG Energy holds the naming rights for a NRG Station, a rapid transit station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After the GenOn merger, NRG has 47,000 MW of total generation capacity, enough to power 40 million homes, its nearly 100 power plants are located in 18 states in the Northeast, Chicago area, Gulf Coast, Southwest and California. Generation facilities include fossil fuel power plants powered by natural gas and coal. NRG has a 44% ownership stake in the South Texas Nuclear Generating Station and a 37.5% stake in a coal power plant in Gladstone, Australia. Some facilities use cogeneration and the company owns 28 MW of solar distributed generation. NRG's Retail Power services provide electricity services to more than 2 million homes and businesses in Texas and the Northeast. Beginning in 2009, NRG began an initiative to become a green energy producer in the United States and started investing money in clean energy projects, they include onshore and offshore wind power, solar thermal energy and distributed solar power facilities, repowering of some of their traditional coal plants with biomass.
In late 2010, NRG launched the "EVgo" network, the first private public car charging station network for electric power vehicles. The company signed a two-year agreement beginning in January 2011 to provide 100% renewable energy for the Empire State Building. New York State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas has been chair of a coalition to support the utility in their plan to replace its power plant in Astoria with a newer generator; the company stated its intention in 2012 to replace 31 older oil generators with new gas generators that will increase the megawatts of power while reducing emissions. As of 2018, of the 19 Astoria facilities listed in the 2018 NYISO Gold Book as being owned by NRG, 7 of the facilities are on the deactivated list, 12 of the facilities have each produced less than 15 GWh a year since 2011; this is equivalent to running at full capacity for less than 4% of the year. These 12 units still collect annual revenues from the NYISO's capacity market for not producing energy.
For example, at 6.40, the 12 listed facilities would produce an annual capacity market revenue of $42.8 million for NRG. It is unclear. In July 2017, NRG filed a request with the New York State Public Service Commission to avoid Article 10 siting procedures for a proposed turbine replacement project which would represent a total proposed capacity of 579 MW; the turbine upgrades listed in the filing are new simple-cycle turbines. The filing states that since the proposed capacity is not 25 MW greater than the existing facility, Article 10 regulation is not required; as of November 2018, no ruling has been issued by the NYSPSC. GreenStreet New York energy law Official website Reliant Energy website EVgo Website
Western Pennsylvania English
Western Pennsylvania English, known more narrowly as Pittsburgh English or popularly as Pittsburghese, is a dialect of American English native to the western half of Pennsylvania, centered on the city of Pittsburgh, but appearing as far north as Erie County, as far east as Sunbury, Pennsylvania, as far west as metropolitan Youngstown, as far south as micropolitan Clarksburg. Associated with the white working class of Pittsburgh, users of the dialect are colloquially known as "Yinzers". Scots-Irish, Pennsylvania German, Polish and Croatian immigrants to the area all provided certain loanwords to the dialect. Although many of the sounds and words found in this dialect are popularly thought to be unique to the city of Pittsburgh only, this is a misconception, since the dialect resides throughout the greater part of western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Central Pennsylvania an intersection of several dialect regions, was identified in 1949 by Hans Kurath as a sub-region between western and eastern Pennsylvania, though some scholars have more identified it within the western Pennsylvania dialect region.
Since the time of Kurath's study, one of western Pennsylvania's defining features, the cot–caught merger, has expanded into central Pennsylvania, moving eastward until being blocked at Harrisburg. The only feature whose distribution is restricted exclusively to the immediate vicinity of Pittsburgh is monophthongization, in which words such as house, found, or sauerkraut are sometimes pronounced with an "ah" sound instead of the more standard pronunciation of "ow", rendering eye spellings such as hahs, dahn and sahrkraht. Speakers of Pittsburgh English are sometimes called "Yinzers", in reference to their use of the 2nd-person plural pronoun "yinz." The word "yinzer" is sometimes heard as pejorative, indicating a lack of sophistication, although the term is now used in a variety of ways. Older men are more to use the accent than women, "...possibly because of a stronger interest in displaying local identity...." A defining feature of Western Pennsylvania English is the cot–caught merger, in which and merges to a rounded vowel:.
Therefore and caught are both pronounced. While the merger of these low back vowels is widespread elsewhere in the United States, the rounded realizations of the merged vowel around is less common, except in Canada and Northeastern New England; the sound as in oh begins more fronted in the mouth, as in the Southern U. S. or Southern England. Therefore, go is pronounced. /uː/ as in food and rude is fronted, diphthongized, as in much of the American South and West. The diphthong, as in ow, is monophthongized to in some environments, including before nasal consonants, liquid consonants and obstruents; this monophthongization does not occur, however, in word-final positions, where the diphthong remains. This is one of the few features, if not the only one, restricted exclusively to western Pennsylvania in North America, although it can sometimes be found in other accents of the English-speaking world, such as Cockney and South African English; this sound may be the result of contact from Slavic languages during the early twentieth century.
Monopthongization occurs for the sound, as in eye, before liquid consonants, so that tile is pronounced. Due to this phenomenon, tire may merge with the sound of tar:. An epenthetic sound may occur after vowels in a small number of words, such as in water pronounced like warter, wash like warsh. A number of vowel mergers occur uniquely in Western Pennsylvania English before the consonant; the pair of vowels and may each merge before the consonant, cause both steel and still to be pronounced as something like. And may merge before /l/, so that pool and pole may merge to something like. On the /iːl/~/ɪl/ merger, Labov and Boberg note "the stereotype of merger of /il ~ iyl/ is based only on a close approximation of some forms, does not represent the underlying norms of the dialect"; the /iː/~/ɪ/ merger is found in western Pennsylvania, as well as parts of the southern United States, including Alabama and the west. On the other hand, the /u/~/ʊ/ merger is found only in western Pennsylvania; the /iː/~/ɪ/ merger towards may appear before.
The vowel /ʌ/ before, may lower into the vowel of the cot–caught merger mentioned above, so that mull can sound identical to mall/maul:. L-vocalization is common in the Western Pennsylvania dialect, in which an sounds like a /w/, or a cross between a vowel and a "dark" /l/, when at the end of a syllable. An example is; this phenomenon is common in African-American English. Western Pennsylvania English speakers may use falling intonation at the end of questions, for example, in "Are you painting your garage?". Such speakers use falling pitch for yes/no questions for which they are quite sure of the answer. So, a speaker uttering the above example is confirming what they think they know, that yes, the person they're talking to is painting his/h
Theatre in Pittsburgh
Theatre in Pittsburgh has existed professionally since the early 1800s and has continued to expand, having emerged as an important cultural force in the city over the past several decades. The heritage of theatre in Pittsburgh stretches back to at least 1765, when it was recorded that "balls, plays and comedies" were being performed at the British military installation at Fort Pitt. Subsequently, amateur "thespian societies" emerged, including the Thespian Society, organized by students of the Pittsburgh Academy in 1810, the forerunner of the University of Pittsburgh, in order to stage popular comedies and musical entertainment; these students included Henry Marie Brackenridge, the son of university founder Hugh Henry Brackenridge. S. Congressman and Senator William Wilkins; this club was mentioned by travelers commenting on the early culture of Pittsburgh, however it was disbanded by university faculty in 1833 because, according to Agnes Starrett's 1937 history of the university, "instead of Shakespeare, the members had begun to produce vulgar modern comedies".
Throughout the 1800s, Pittsburgh was home to various stock companies, beginning with the Theatre on Third Street, Pittsburgh's first free-standing playhouse, in 1813. These companies were composed of eight to ten local actors, a stage manager and prompter, a stage carpenter, a properties master, an orchestra leader. An important milestone in the creation of indigenous Pittsburgh theatre occurred when William Henderson took over the lease of the Old Drury in 1859 and produced plays by Pittsburgh playwrights in the theatre's season. Other theatres followed Henderson's lead, including the Pittsburgh Opera House, which held the first productions of nationally regarded playwright Bartley Campbell. In the early 1900s, Pittsburgh became a key location for productions handled by the Theatrical Syndicate due to its strategic location, abundance of playhouses, excellent rail service, established audiences. Sam Nixon and Fred Zimmerman's building of the Nixon and the Gayety attracted touring productions of successful Broadway plays as well as international ballet and opera companies.
Harry Davis, another theatrical entrepreneur in the early 1900s, founded the Family Avenue Theater and the Pittsburgh Opera House, which produced melodramas and standard plays as well as showed films. In the early 1910s, concern over the lack of serious or "legitimate" theatre in Pittsburgh led to an "art theater movement" that involved the establishment of the Pitt Theatre Company of Pittsburgh in 1913, the Drama League of Pittsburgh in 1912, in 1914, the establishment of the nation's first bachelor of arts degree in theater at Carnegie Tech. In the 1920s, vaudeville became popular in Pittsburgh, the Little Theatre Movement was represented by many independent, noncommercial theater companies such as People's Playhouse of the North Side, the Suburban Theater of the South Hills, the Tarkington Theater, the Pitt Players, the Duquesne University Red Masquers. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, noncommercial theater became more culturally important and political in nature, exemplified by the New Theater of Pittsburgh, organized in 1935.
Black theater became a more important cultural force at this time, most notably with the Olympian Players. The Negro Drama League was formed in 1932 to support the vibrant theatrical activity of African-Americans in Pittsburgh. Jewish theatrical activity became more prominent in Pittsburgh at this time, notably with the Irene Kaufmann Settlement Players. German and Catholic theatre developed a presence as well. Civic theaters devoted to a sense of civic theatrical identity grew in popularity. Of the theatre companies in Pittsburgh in existence, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera was one of the first to be established. Over the years, the company has moved to various locations throughout the city and holds productions in the Benedum Center. University of Pittsburgh Stages emerged from various performance troupes at the school in the early 20th century to become the formal company of the school's theatre arts performance training program of the university in the 1960s; the university company became professionally oriented in 1981, continues to stage several productions throughout the year in their primary facility, the historic Stephen Foster Memorial.
Saint Vincent Summer Theatre, another major fixture of the Pittsburgh area, began in Latrobe in 1969. The theatre has staged many different kinds of productions over the years, now produces light farces for a summer theatre audience. Mountain Playhouse, one of the oldest professional theatres in the Pittsburgh area, made its debut in nearby Jennerstown in 1939. Similar to St. Vincent, Mountain Playhouse stages light summer stock fare, including comedies and musicals. Apple Hill Playhouse in nearby Delmont stages light comedies and musicals as well as children's theater. Pittsburgh Playhouse home to Point Park University's conservatory students and resident professional theatre company Playhouse Rep, opened its doors in 1934 as a community theater. Stage Right was established in the mid-1960s and continues to produce theatre in the Fox Chapel area of Pittsburgh. Other important theatre companies of the mid-twentieth century include Black Horizon Theater, an Af
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Pittsburgh Public Schools is the public school district in Pittsburgh, United States and adjacent Mount Oliver. The combined land area of these municipalities is 58.3 square miles with a population of 342,503 according to the 2000 census. In March 2012, Linda Lane was named as the superintendent, she has a performance-based contract until Jan 2014. Lane served as Deputy Superintendent from 2006 until her promotion. In June 2016, Anthony Hamlet was confirmed as the new Superintendent after a month-long controversy over his credentials; the school district operates 54 schools with 3,900 full-time employees and serves 24,652 students with a 2016 General Fund Budget of $570.4 million, or $23,100/ student. Locations: Administration Building—341 S. Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213—40.444716°N 79.950660°W / 40.444716. This act provided government aid for the establishment of a city school system which included the creation of four wards that were self-governed. Twenty years the wards were disbanded, the Central Board of Education was founded.
This board would govern the entire school district which would consist of nine wards or sub- districts. The first city superintendent of schools was elected in 1868. In 1911, the School Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania modified the existing system to include a Board of Public education that would oversee sixty-one sub-districts and two central boards; the Public School Code of 1949 further regulated the provisions and establishment of Pennsylvania state schools.. The following 2012-2013 rankings are based on mandatory Pennsylvania System of School Assessment testing of 11th grade students in reading and math. Only public high schools participate in PSSA testing. Taylor Allderdice High School: Ranked 382 out of 592 Pennsylvania Public High Schools Carrick High School: Ranked 492 out of 592 Pennsylvania Public High Schools Brashear High School: Ranked 521 out of 592 Pennsylvania Public High Schools Perry Traditional Academy HS: Ranked 557 out of 592 Pennsylvania Public High Schools Milliones University Prep HS: No test results listed Westinghouse High School: No test results listed The following City of Pittsburgh high schools serve the denoted City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods: Taylor Allderdice High School Glen Hazel, Hazelwood, Lincoln Place, East Hills, New Homestead, Park Place, Point Breeze, Squirrel Hill and Swisshelm Park.
Carrick High School Allentown, Arlington Heights, Bon Air, Overbrook, Mt. Oliver, Southside Slopes and St. Clair. Brashear High School Banksville, Brookline, Chartiers City, Crafton Heights, Duquesne Heights, East Carnegie, Esplen, Mount Washington, Ridgemont, South Shore, Southside Flats, West End and Windgap. Perry Traditional Academy High School Allegheny Center, Allegheny West, Brighton Heights, California-Kirkbride, Central Northside, East Allegheny, Manchester, Marshall-Shadeland, North Shore, Northview Heights, Perry North, Perry South, Spring Garden, Spring Hill-City View, Summer Hill and Troy Hill. Milliones University Preparatory High School Bedford Dwellings, Bluff, Central Business District, Central Lawrenceville, Crawford-Roberts, Garfield, Lower Lawrenceville, Middle Hill, Polish Hill, Stanton Heights, Strip District, Terrace Village, Upper Hill, Upper Lawrenceville and West Overland. Westinghouse High School East Hills, East Liberty, Highland Park, Homewood North, Homewood South, Homewood West, Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar and Point Breeze North.
As part of the final right-sizing plan approved by the Board in February 2006, eight of the poorer performing schools were transformed into Accelerated Learning Academies. The eight schools were: Arlington Accelerated Learning Academy, Colfax Accelerated Learning Academy, Fort Pitt Accelerated Learning Academy, Martin Luther King Accelerated Learning Academy, Murray Accelerated Learning Academy, Northview Accelerated Learning Academy, A. J. Rooney Accelerated Learning Academy, Weil Technology Accelerated Learning Academy; these schools were put on a longer school year calendar with 10 extra days, as well as a longer school day adding 45 minutes of instructional time. The ALAs use the America's Choice Design Model, developed by the National Center on Education and the Economy. In early 2006 the district contracted with Kaplan K12 Learning Services to develop a core curriculum for grades 6 through 12; the core curriculum will be phased in over the course of three years: during the 2006-7 school year the district will implement the new curriculum for English in grades 6–10 and Math in grades 6, 9 and 10.
Lesson plans and curriculum coaching will be provided to teachers, the students will undergo benchmark testing every 6 weeks to assess student progress. Each school will have curriculum coaches on-site to aid teachers and provide them with professional development; the Key Concepts presented in the curriculum will be aligned with the state standards tested for in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment annual tests. In July, 2010, Bill Gates note