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Mt. Lebanon School District

District Offices

Mt. Lebanon High School

7 Horsman Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Superintendent

Dr. Timothy Steinhauer

PH: 412-344-2077
Email: tsteinhauer@mtlsd.net [1]

Tax Rate

School Tax        24.79 mills

Municipal Tax        4.71 mills

County Tax        4.73 mills

The Mt. Lebanon School District consists of 10 schools—seven elementary, two middle and one high school—and serves more than 5,300 students. It also employs nearly 450 teachers and 220 staff members and is governed by a nine-member school board.

Student to teacher ratio averages 24 to 1 districtwide. The ratio of students  to all education professionals, including reading specialists, special education, librarians and other employees, is 13.25 to 1.

The district’s total budget, including instruction and support services, is $102,625,872, or a per-pupil cost of $18,619. The school district’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30, so the 2020-2021 budget is still a work in progress.

It is an award-winning school district committed to excellence in education. The high school and Lincoln Elementary School are both  three-time winners of the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Schools award and Washington Elementary School has received one Blue Ribbon. Other district awards:

2020 Pittsburgh Business Times Honor Roll:

Mt. Lebanon School District ranked No. 3 in Allegheny County and No. 4 in Pennsylvania. Mt. Lebanon schools have ranked among the top four schools on the list since it was first published in 2005.

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School for the high school’s innovative efforts to implement and teach sustainability measures.

NAMM’s Best 100 Communities for Music Education 2020 acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support for music education as part of the core curriculum. The district has been on the Best 100 list for 12 years.

The National School Boards Association listed Mt. Lebanon among the top digital school districts in the nation in 2017. Ranked No. 1 in the country in the mid-sized student population category of 3,000 to 12,000 students, Mt. Lebanon was also the only school district in Pennsylvania in the national ranking.

The Association of School Business Officials International has awarded Mt. Lebanon School District its Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for more than 30 consecutive years for excellence in financial reporting and accountability for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and has chosen the district for the Meritorious Budget Award for more than 25 years in a row.

The district ranked second out of the 604 ranked in the state by the school district rating site School Digger in 2019, second in the region, fifth in the state and 28th in the country by Niche this year.