The Mt. Lebanon School District is an award winning school district committed to excellence in education. Our mission is to provide the best education possible for each and every student. The following awards reflect the dedication of our teachers, students who come to school eager and ready to learn, parents who are engaged in the education of their children, and the support of a community that has valued a strong public school system for over 100 years.
2016 Pittsburgh Business Times Guide to Western PA Schools
Mt. Lebanon School District ranked #2 in Allegheny County and #5 in the state in the 2016 Pittsburgh Business Times Guide to Western PA Schools. Markham Elementary School Ranked #1 in the region for 3rd and 4th Grade. The annual Honor Roll ranks the 105 school districts in the region and the 495 districts in the state based on three years of scores from the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests.
2015-2016 Digital School District
The Mt. Lebanon School District was among the top ranked school districts in the nation in the 11th Annual Digital School Districts Survey by the Center for Digital Education (CDE) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA). Mt. Lebanon was the only school district in Pennsylvania awarded in the mid-sized student population category of 3,000 - 12,000 students. The survey showcases exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students, parents and the community, and improve district operations.
Mt. Lebanon School District Designated Best Community for Music Education
The Mt. Lebanon School District was named among the Best 100 Communities for Music Education (BCME) in 2016 by the NAMM Foundation. BCME is a nationwide survey that acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support for music education as part of the core curriculum. This is the 8th year in a row that the Mt. Lebanon School District has been designated a Best Community for Music Education.
U.S. News and World Report 2015 & 2016 Best High School
Mt. Lebanon High School was awarded a silver medal in the 2015 and 2016 U.S. News and World Report Best High School Ranking.
StartClass #1 High School in PA
Jefferson Middle School was ranked the #1 Middle School in PA in 2016 and Mt. Lebanon High School was ranked the #1 High School in PA in 2015 by StartClass.com, an education research website that provides students, parents, and educators with information to research education options.
ASBO Award for Financial Reporting
The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded Mt. Lebanon School District its Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 31st year in a row.
District of Distinction
The Mt. Lebanon School District was recognized as a District of Distinction by District Administration, a leading national education publication. Districts of Distinction is a national recognition program created by District Administration magazine to honor school districts that are leading the way with new and innovative ideas. The District was among the 62 districts honored nationwide in 2015.
Lincoln 2013 Blue Ribbon
Lincoln Elementary School was awarded a National Blue Ribbon by the U.S. Department of Education in 2013. This is Lincoln’s third National Blue Ribbon. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized 286 schools in 2013 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement.
National Blue Ribbon School
Washington Elementary School was awarded a National Blue Ribbon by the U. S. Department of Education in 2003-2004; Lincoln Elementary School in 2013, 2000-2001 and 2002-2003; Mt. Lebanon High School in 1983-84, 1990-91, and 1997-98.