Gov. Tom Corbett and Acting state Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq today lauded the Mt. Lebanon School District as one of the highest achieving in the state.
The duo visited the district to present Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Academics to nine of the district’s 10 schools who received scores of 90 or above on their school performance profiles.
Ms. Dumaresq said Mt. Lebanon had the highest percentage of schools in the state to score 90 percent or above and Mt. Lebanon High School’s score of 99.5 was among the highest in the state and the highest in Allegheny County.
The presentations were made to building principals in a ceremony held in the new high school gymnasium. It was attended by students and parents.
“You are doing it very, very well here,” the governor told the crowd.
Superintendent Timothy Steinhauer said he was not surprised by the scores of his district’s schools because Mt. Lebanon is a community that values education and students push themselves to excel.
Statewide, 428 of the approximately 3,000 schools scored 90 or above. Each school will receive a banner and others are scheduled to be visited either by the governor or the First Lady.
The Mt. Lebanon ceremony is the first to be held in Western Pennsylvania. On Friday, the governor made a presentation in Hershey and on Monday Mrs. Corbett made one in Carlisle.
Mary Niederberger: firstname.lastname@example.org; 412-263-1590.