Park Elementary School

A photo of Park Elementary. The multi-story yellow brick building sits on a green hill with a leafy tree in front.


4102 Main Street
Munhall, PA 15120
Phone: 412.464.3600 x4500
FAX:  412-464-3661 

Principal Dr. Thomas Shaughnessy
412.464.3600 x4505


Park Elementary students may arrive beginning at 7:30 a.m.through the breezeway entrance on Cambria Street. Free breakfast is served until 7:50 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 8:00 a.m.

Dismissal begins at 2:45 p.m. Kindergarten students will leave via the Main Street exit, first and second grade via the stepped entrance on Cambria Street, and 3rd and 4th grade via the breezeway doors. Siblings may link up and exit together.

Park Elementary is a high-performing neighborhood school serving over 340 kindergarten through fourth grade students from Munhall, West Homestead, and Homestead.  Park students are respectful and kind, and they love coming to school!  Students are fortunate to be supported by an extremely active and engaged PTO, and Park offers a number of well attended after school enrichment activities that support academic and physical development.  All Park students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch.  Teachers and staff are committed to continuously improving, and three teacher-led teams drive the school’s improvement efforts. 


Park Elementary is the only school in Allegheny County that has been asked to support site visits for educational leaders working towards Advanced Credentials through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Experienced educational leaders will have a chance to take a look at our high-performing school as they work to take their schools to the next level.  Park Elementary is a special place, and our school community has much to be proud of!


Students clapping and smiling
Park students say "thanks" to Veterans

Parent Letter – Model School [PDF]

Parent Letter – Model School 2 [PDF]

Parent Letter – Model School 3 [PDF]


Student Achievement

Each school in Pennsylvania receives a Building Level Academic Score that is based on a number of factors, including student achievement and growth.  Increasing this score is not easy, and it is very difficult to “pass up” other schools, since all schools are striving to improve. Over the last few years, Park Elementary has passed over 100 schools in Allegheny County, including every school with comparable demographics and many, many schools in the wealthy suburbs. This year the Park teachers and staff are committed to passing even more!

Students working in a group

Students work hard in school, and learn a lot!


Parent Letter - Student Achievement [PDF]

Parent Letter - Student Achievement #2 [PDF]

Parent Letter - Student Achievement #3 [PDF]

School Culture

Park Elementary School’s School Wide Positive Behavior Support Program (SWPBS) was formally recognized by the state in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.  The school received a perfect score on our last comprehensive state evaluation that focused on school culture, student behavior, school safety, and communication.  


Students work together to solve a problem

Parent Letter - School Culture [PDF]

Parent Letter - School Culture #2 [PDF]

Parent Letter - School Culture #3 [PDF]

Parent Letter - School Culture #4 [PDF]

Parent Letter - School Culture #5 [PDF]

Parent Letter - School Culture #6 [PDF]


21st Century Skills

Park Elementary has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School!  Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.  They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.


Students work together on challenging tasks


Parent Letter – 21st Century Skills [PDF]

Parent Letter – Apple Distinguished [PDF]

Parent Letter – Arts Integration [PDF]


School Safety

Student safety is extremely important to the teachers and staff at Park Elementary School, and the school regularly conducts drills to make sure everyone is as prepared as possible for an emergency.  

One Park teacher carries another

Park teachers and staff practice evacuation carries to prepare for an emergency.


Parent Letter – School Safety [PDF]