The Plum School District has traced its roots back to the early 1800s when the first school house in the area was built in 1806 near Plum Creek. The first high school in Plum Township was formally dedicated in October of 1940. About the time that Plum Township was granted the status of borough, March 2, 1956, the town’s demographics started to change, from mainly an agricultural town, to a suburban residential community. The small school district of 1,500 students in 1958 grew to a large system of over 6000 students by the 1973-1974 school year. Throughout the transitions in the Plum Borough School District configuration, the original high school facility evolved into Pivik Junior High. At present, Plum Borough School District has five elementary schools (Adlai E. Stevenson, Center, Holiday Park, Pivik, and Regency Park) for grades K through 6, one junior high school (A.E. Oblock) for grades 7 and 8, and one senior high school (Plum Senior High School) for grades 9 through 12. The district now services approximately 4,100 total students with a faculty and staff of over 500.
Plum Borough is located in southwestern Pennsylvania approximately 13 miles east of the city of Pittsburgh. It is the second largest borough in the state and the largest in Allegheny County. Plum Borough covers an area of twenty-nine square miles with a population of approximately 28,000 persons according to the 2010 census. Most of the community is a suburban residential area with some light industry.
Plum Borough School District, a large, growing suburban area, in partnership with students, parents and community, will strive to achieve excellence in education by preparing all students to take their place in the diverse and changing world of the 21st century. The District will provide a safe and stimulating environment that will promote and support critical thinking and life-long learning.
The Plum Borough School District will seek to achieve excellence in education by providing state of the art data-driven, student-centered, and standards-based education for all students.
- Every child has a right to a quality education in a safe, disciplined, student-centered environment.
- Students will become life-long learners and productive, responsible citizens.
- Partnerships must be formed with stakeholders to create educational opportunities.
- All children can learn and can develop their talents.