District Awards

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.

2017 Pittsburgh Business Times Guide to Western PA Schools
MTLSD Pittsburgh Business Times Ranking

Mt. Lebanon School District ranked #2 in Allegheny County and #7 in the state in the 2017 Pittsburgh Business Times Guide to Western PA Schools. 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. Mt. Lebanon Schools have ranked among the top three schools on this list since it was first published in 2005.

2016-2017 Digital School District
Digital School Districts Survey

The Mt. Lebanon School District was recognized as a top school district in the nation in the 13th Digital School Districts Survey Awards. Ranked #1 in the mid-sized student population category of 3,000 - 12,000 students, Mt. Lebanon is also the only school district in Pennsylvania in this national ranking. This award is sponsored by The Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association.

Mt. Lebanon School District Designated Best Community for Music Education
Best Communities for Music Education

The Mt. Lebanon School District was named among the Best 100 Communities for Music Education (BCME) in 2017 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 9th year in a row that the Mt. Lebanon School District has been designated a Best Community for Music Education.

U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best High Schools Ranking

Best High Schools U.S. News Ranking

US News and World Report released their 2017 rankings of the Best High Schools in America. Mt. Lebanon High School achieved a Silver Award, ranking #638 in the nation, #11 in the state and #2 in Western PA.

Niche.com Ranking

Niche.com RankingThe Mt. Lebanon School District ranks at the top of the state and region in the 2017 Niche Rankings. Niche ranks the District at # 3 in the region and # 7 in the state. Mt. Lebanon High School is ranked #9 out of 676 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania and #7 of 610 Best STEM High Schools in PA. The Niche website rates schools across the state and nation using data from the U.S. Department of Education, surveys and reviews.

School Digger.com Ranking

Mt. Lebanon Schools were among the top schools in Pennsylvania in the School Digger rankings. School Digger is a website designed to help parents find information about schools. The Mt. Lebanon School District performed better than 99.5% of other districts in Pennsylvania; The District ranked #3 School District out of the 572 ranked in the Commonwealth; All 10 Mt. Lebanon School District schools received a 5-star rating; Markham is ranked as the #1 elementary school in Pennsylvania.

Washington Post America's Most Challenging High Schools
America's Most Challenging High Schools

Mt. Lebanon High School was listed among the Washington Post's 2017 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. This ranking is based on participation by graduating seniors in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education

Start Class


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 Meritorious Budget Award

2017 ASBO Budget AwardThe Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) awarded the Mt. Lebanon School District with the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) during the 2017–2018 budget year. The MBA promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget presentation and is conferred only to school districts whose budgets have undergone a rigorous review by financial professionals and have met or exceeded the program's stringent criteria.This is the 23rd year in a row the District was selected for this award.

ASBO Award for Financial Reporting
ASBO Award

The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded Mt. Lebanon School District its Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 32nd year in a row for excellence in financial reporting and accountability for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending 2016.

District of Distinction
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 Blue RibbonLincoln 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 Blue Ribbon

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.

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