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!


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 work hard in school, and learn a lot!

Parent Letter - School Achievement


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, and the team has been selected to present at an upcoming regional conference!

 


Students work together to solve a problem

 

Parent Letter – School Culture

 

Parent Letter - School Culture #2

 


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


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.  

 

Parent Letter – School Safety

Recent News

SV Official Statement

January 15, 2019

For a short while earlier this afternoon our Middle School, High School and Franklin buildings were put on a soft lock-down, which means that nobody was permitted to exit those buildings. We did this as a precaution at the recommendation of the Munhall Police, who had a report that a person of interest in a crime had been spotted near Main Street. The Munhall Police took the person of interest into custody quickly, and our schools have returned to normal operations. Dismissal at all our schools will occur the same way it always does. We are grateful for the close collaboration with our municipalities, and our schools will operate on our regular schedule tomorrow. If you have any questions, please contact your building principal.

The Steel Valley School District Board of Directors will hold a budget presentation for the 2019-2020 General Fund Budget on April 17, 2019, and May 20, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Steel Valley Senior High School Library, located at 3113 Main Street, Munhall, PA  15120.   If the budget is not adopted by May 23, 2019, the District will hold an additional budget presentation on June 24, 2019.

The Steel Valley School District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. on December 12, 2018, in the Senior High School Library for the purpose of ratifying a collective bargaining agreement. The school district reserves the right to conduct other business that may be brought before them.