Enroll at Kelly and Turner Elementary Schools now!

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Diverse group of young kids going to schoolWelcome to the Wilkinsburg School District!

If you have child(ren) in grades Pre-K through 6th grade and would like to register your child(ren) for:

  • The Pre-K Counts or Kindergarten program, call Summer Pendro, the Early Childhood/Literacy Coordinator at her office 412-371-9504 ext. 2744 or on her cell 412-304-4393.
  • Turner Elementary School, call Rebecca Tucker, the Turner Office Secretary at 412-871-2156 or come visit us at the school on 1833 Laketon Road.
  • Kelly Elementary School registration, call Karla Givner-Lewis, the Kelly Office Secretary at 412-871-2216 or come visit us at the school on 400 Kelly Avenue.

For grades 7th-12th, we have a special partnership with Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy, a Pittsburgh Public School on 1101 N Murtland Street. To register your child(ren), call 412-529-3941.

Families enrolling their children in Charter Schools must also register at 718 Wallace Avenue, prior to enrolling their child in a Charter School. Our district is a walking district; therefore transportation services are only available in certain circumstances.

Please bring the following documents at the time of enrollment:

  1. Child’s birth certificate
  2. Social security card
  3. Current immunization records
  4. Proof of Residency (Current light, gas, water  or landline telephone bill)
  5. Parent/guardian photo identification

The Importance of Attending School

Attending school on-time daily is a life skill Wilkinsburg School district encourages all students to develop, as means of demonstrating leadership and excellence.

Students who practice near perfect attendance, often achieve higher test scores and are more socially successful.

Therefore, the Wilkinsburg School District aims to hold everyone: Parents, Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Support Staff, and Community Members accountable for encouraging our students to attend school every day on time. This is not solely a concern of the District; we all have an important part in making sure our youth receive an excellent education.

The Wilkinsburg School District attains academic achievement by challenging every student to work to their fullest potential.


Pennsylvania Compulsory Attendance Law requires that students attend school until the age of 17 years. Students who do not attend school, risk the chance of educational failure, low paying jobs, juvenile system involvement, and poor academic success. The Wilkinsburg School District is here to provide a high quality standard of education for our children so that they can be successful contributors of society. That can’t be done if your child does not attend school.

If your child is absent from school, please send an excuse to the school secretary to record as a legal absence. If no excuses are received, the Attendance Officer will proceed with legal action resulting in fines ordered against the parent, and/or the parent and child. For more information on Truancy, the importance of attending school, and how we can help, please contact Ms. Shawn Johnston at 412-871-2285 or send email to johnstons@wilkinsburgschools.org

The Wilkinsburg School District also provides resources to families in fear of losing their homes. For more information visit our Families in Transition page.
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