The District

Steel Valley, located 7 miles and 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, takes pride in being a forward-looking education institution that provides the essentials necessary to guarantee a quality education program for all its students.

The Boroughs of Munhall, Homestead, and West Homestead comprise the school system that the State of Pennsylvania mandated be merged in 1971. The District combines the comforts and serenity of suburban living with the easy accessibility to the cultural and health centers of Oakland and Pittsburgh.

Steel Valley serves people in the three communities that cover 3.78 square miles, and houses 1846 students in the four buildings of the School District.

The social and economic mix of the school community provides a healthy basis of academic and extra-curricular interaction.

Report cards are distributed every nine weeks and Interim Progress reports are sent to parents half way through the report period. Parent-teacher conferences are regularly scheduled; however, parents are encouraged to meet with teachers whenever necessary.


Organization

The Steel Valley School District is organized Grades K-4 in two elementary schools:  Park Elementary School located in Munhall and Barrett Elementary School, located in Homestead.   Grades 5-8 are are housed in the Middle School and Grades 9-12 in the Senior High School.


Goals

The goal of the Steel Valley School District is to provide the best in educational opportunities to its students. Each year the Steel Valley Board of School Directors and the Central Administrative Staff review the educational programs and responsibly respond to fiscal demands. Maintaining cost-effective quality educational programs is one of the School District’s major concerns.

Pupils are challenged with opportunities to expand their talents to the utmost. National test results reflect current levels of achievement of Steel Valley Students and identify those in need of remediation. Students annually receive an array of awards, scholarships and other competitive honors.

The staff participates in activities designed to keep them informed and updated regularly in all aspects of education. Administrators, teachers and support personnel are carefully chosen. The School District seeks only the most capable professional personnel to ensure an outstanding school program.

Recent News

Letter to Parent or Guardian

November 15, 2018

This is to inform you that a staff member in the high school / middle school building has been diagnosed with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). Our District practice is that anyone presenting with the signs or symptoms, or have been diagnosed with MRSA, must have a note from their health care provider to return to work/school. The Steel Valley School District has begun the process of disinfecting and using precautions to provide a safe clean environment for all students and staff members to the best of their ability. The county health agency has been notified and will advise us if any additional precautions need to be taken. MRSA is a type of bacterial infection commonly found on the skin. This common bacterium is a treatable infection that responds to specific antibiotics.

Munhall, Pennsylvania - October 9, 2018 – Steel Valley Middle School is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for the 2018 – 2021 for its innovative use of 1:1 technology in order to provide engaging educational experiences, focusing on creativity and 21stcentury skills.   Apple Distinguished Schools are centers for innovation, leadership and educational excellence that use technology to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative use of technology in learning, teaching and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishments.

Gavin's Mittens

November 9, 2018

Student Council will continue a very special service project this year called Gavin’s Memory Mittens. You may remember this service project from the last few years.  Please help us decorate Gavin’s tree in the high school lobby with donations of NEW mittens, hats, gloves, warm socks, and scarves.  All items will then be donated to children of the Steel Valley community who need them for the upcoming winter season. This operation is in honor and memory of Baby Gavin Thomas who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on 12/28/2007 at almost 3 months of age.  Gavin is  “forever in our hearts.” If you work in a building other than the high school or middle school and would like to donate some items for Gavin’s Tree, please send them to Beth McCallister via interschool mail. We will be sure to get them placed on the tree.