Park Elementary School

School Building Photo

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

Park Elementary is a high-performing neighborhood school serving over 300 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 is a special place, and the school community has much to be proud of!

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

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 - School Achievement [PDF]

School Culture

In 2018, Park Elementary School’s Positive Behavior Support Program was formally recognized by the state after the school received a perfect score on an in-depth evaluation that focused on school culture, student behavior, school safety, and communication.  The program’s success has not gone unnoticed.  The team recently presented at a regional conference and has been selected to present at an upcoming state conference!

Students work together to solve a problem

Parent Letter - School Culture [PDF]

Parent Letter - School Culture #2 [PDF]

Parent Letter - School Culture #3 [PDF]

21st Century Skills

Every Park Elementary teacher has earned their Apple Teacher Certification, and is now an Apple Teacher!  While student academic achievement is very important, the teachers also want their students to acquire the kinds of 21st century skills that will set them up for success in life.  They want students to be creative and collaborative; they want them to be able to communicate effectively and think critically.  By earning their Apple Teacher Certifications, Park Elementary teachers are now better prepared to help their students acquire these skills.  

Students work together on challenging tasks

 

Parent Letter – 21st Century Skills [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.  Last year, police from a neighboring district heard about the good work going on at Park and asked to come in for a visit to review the school’s procedures and observe a drill.  They were incredibly impressed, and took what they learned back to the schools in their district.  The teachers and staff in those schools are now better prepared 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]

Recent News

Click on header for flyer.  We will be holding tryouts for the 2019 – 2020 Steel Valley High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad on Saturday April 27, 2019 at 8:00 am in the Middle School Gym. For three consecutive days before tryouts we will hold practice so you can learn the jumps, cheer and dance required to tryout for the squad. Tryouts are open to upcoming 8thgrade students going into 9thgrade and above.

Camps for Students

April 5, 2019

Camp Erin,  Camp Kesem, and Circle Camp of EKC: for students in need. . .

Caring Closet

April 5, 2019

For students at Steel Valley Senior High School, nurse Amber Thomas’ office offers more than a place to go when feeling sick. There students have the chance to “shop” for toiletries and essentials. . .