Originally formed in 1949, West Allegheny School District was formally established in 1966. Cresting 19,000 residents in its 58 square miles, it is the largest district, geographically, of the 42 school systems in Allegheny County. With approximately 3,500 students enrolled annually, the District is comprised of the West Allegheny High School (grades 9-12), West Allegheny Middle School (grades 6-8), and Donaldson, McKee and Wilson Elementary Schools (grades k-5).
The mission of West Allegheny School District, a leader in quality education, is to ensure that each student acquires the necessary knowledge and skills to be a responsible citizen, prepared for life-long learning and employment; this is accomplished by providing meaningful and personally challenging learning experiences within a safe, nurturing environment in partnership with family and community.
The West Allegheny School District’s vision is to create a learning environment in which students maximize their potential and achieve success in a cooperative partnership with students, parents, staff, administration, and community through a positive, supportive, caring climate that promotes the dignity of all individuals.