Westinghouse High School (Pittsburgh)
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Westinghouse High School Pittsburgh

Westinghouse High School
1101 North Murtland Street


United States
Coordinates40°27?39?N 79°54?4.36?W / 40.46083°N 79.9012111°W / 40.46083; -79.9012111
Funding typePublic
Established1917; 103 years ago (1917)
School districtPittsburgh Public Schools
PrincipalStephan Sereda (acting)[1]
Teaching staff60.00 (FTE) (2016-17)[2]
Enrollment697 (2019-20)[3]
Student to teacher ratio11.38 (2016-17)[2]
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata
Westinghouse High School
Front of school
ArchitectIngham & Boyd
Architectural styleClassical Revival
NRHP reference No.86002716 [4]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 30, 1986
Designated CPHSNovember 30, 1999[5]
Designated PHLF2001[6]

Westinghouse High School, also known as The Academy at Westinghouse, is one of 10 high schools and of four 6-12 schools in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. It is located in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is named for Pittsburgh resident George Westinghouse.

As of October 2019, Westinghouse has an enrollment of 697 students, 95% of whom are African American.[3]

Feeder district

The Pittsburgh neighborhoods served by Westinghouse High School include East Hills, East Liberty, Highland Park, Homewood North, Homewood South, Homewood West, Larimer, Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar, and Point Breeze North, along with the neighboring community of Wilkinsburg.[7]


Westinghouse High School opened in 1917. During the 2011-2012 school year, the school absorbed students from the East Liberty neighborhood due to the closure of nearby Peabody High School.[8]

Notable alumni


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  8. ^ "Reform's next round: The city's high school plan is bold and far-reaching", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 25, 2010, retrieved 2010
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  11. ^ Funk, Harry (February 28, 2013). "McKeesport doctor among airmen to be honored by new memorial". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2019.
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  14. ^ Dyer, Ervin (February 19, 2007). "The Westinghouse High School Wall of Fame". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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