Keystone Oaks School District

at 1000 Kelton Ave, Pittsburgh, 15216 United States

Keystone Oaks School District was founded in 1965 and is composed of the communities of Castle Shannon, Dormont and Green Tree.

Keystone Oaks School District
1000 Kelton Ave
Pittsburgh , PA 15216
United States
Contact Phone
P: (412) 571-6000


Keystone Oaks School District is composed of the communities of Castle Shannon, Dormont and Green Tree and is located just four miles south of Pittsburgh and 14 miles east of Pittsburgh International Airport . The total student enrollment for the three elementary buildings, one middle school and one high school is just under 2,000 students. In Fred L. Aiken Elementary (Green Tree), Dormont Elementary and Myrtle Avenue Elementary (Castle Shannon), the District has three elementary schools for children in grades K-5 with respective enrollments near 180, 350 and 350. The middle school has approximately 475 students in grades 6-8 while the four year comprehensive high school educates just over 700 students. Elementary students at Keystone Oaks have a school attendance rate of 96.3 percent. KO's middle school students have a 93.7 percent attendance rate. The high school's graduation rate is 91.8 percent. The District is governed by a nine member Board of School Directors composed of three members from each community that meets regularly in public forum for the purpose of establishing local interpretations and supplementation of the basic statewide curriculum and providing oversight for the operation of the District's schools. Administration is provided by the Superintendent of Schools, the Director of Fiscal Services and Personnel, supervisory administrators/directors and building administrators. The District currently employs approximately 180 certified professional staff members. Keystone Oaks offers a challenging and varied curriculum designed to meet the academic needs of students of all abilities. The District's core curriculum offers Advanced Placement/Honors and College Preparatory courses. Students interested in jump starting their careers while still in high school can enroll in one of the many programs available at Parkway West Career and Technology Center. The District's High School has collegiate level science, computer, language, industrial technology, and drafting/CADD labs. The Language Arts curriculum follows a balanced, interactive approach to literacy in that comprehension, writing, word knowledge, and fluency are given equal attention in literacy instruction. The District continues to integrate literacy skills in areas of Math, Science, and Social Studies to enhance student comprehension of informational text and writing across the curriculum. Keystone Oaks offers a variety of programs to meet the wide-ranging needs of the District's K-12 students. In addition to the standard curriculum, KO offers learning, emotional, speech & language and life skills support. The school also offers gifted and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes as well as a Student Assistance Program (SAP). Further, the school has a mental health therapist available through a unique partnership with Wesley Spectrum Services. Additionally, the district employs Math and Literacy coaches for students in grades K-8. Community service at Keystone Oaks reinforces and broadens the instructional experience for students and includes cooperative efforts with the District's three municipalities, senior citizens, businesses, local library, local preschools and day care centers, educational institutions, parents, athletic associations, veteran's organizations, parent group organizations, and many other community groups.

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Castle Shannon Borough, Dormont Borough and Green Tree Borough are each holding holiday festivities this weekend, giving you plenty of opportunities to get in the holiday spirit and celebrate the season! The festivities begin on 10 a.m. Saturday with the Dormont Volunteer Fire Department Parade. Cookies with Santa begins at 3 p.m. and Light Up Dormont will begin at 6 p.m. Light Up Green Tree begins at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Green Tree Municipal Center and includes tons of activities and entertainment. Light Up Castle Shannon will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Port Authority lot at Castle Shannon Boulevard and Mt. Lebanon Boulevard. More information is available on the Facebook pages for each community. Happy Holidays!