• Wilkinsburg Applies for $2 million for Safety and Security Grant
  • Magnet Schools Applications – Mark Your Calendars!
  • Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year – Letter from the Superintendent
  • Wilkinsburg’s School District and Community Create Blueprint for the Future
  • Enroll at Kelly and Turner Elementary Schools now!
  • District Launching After-School Dinner Program for All School Age Children in Wilkinsburg
  • Transformation and Turnaround at the Wilkinsburg School District [White Paper]

Wilkinsburg School District is a small system of walkable neighborhood schools that has proudly served its community for over 100 years. Our board, leadership, and faculty promote academic excellence and personal growth through strong programs and community ties. Our commitment to continuous improvement in educational and extracurricular opportunities are evidenced at Kelly and Turner elementary schools, where programs and facilities are being upgraded, and through our middle and high school partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools, which enables our children to take advantage of the superior learning opportunities at Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy starting in 2016-2017.

Wilkinsburg Schools Celebrated Dr. Seuss’s Birthday & Read Across America Day

At the beginning of the month, Turner and Kelly Elementary Schools celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day. For example, the first graders at Turner dressed up as “Things” and rotated between other first grade classrooms to hear different books by Dr. Seuss and completed an activity to go with each story, which […]


Wilkinsburg’s School District and Community Create Blueprint for the Future

Today, community leaders, parents, staff and administration sat down together and discussed the Wilkinsburg School District’s top assets, challenges, and goals. We believe that a brighter future for our children includes a partnership with our community, so we are grateful for the outpouring of support and meaningful feedback from our fellow community members. The conversations […]


50 Former Wilkinsburg HS Books Donated to Ugandan Orphanage Malayaka House

Edulink, the vendor that provides our Teacher Evaluation software, came to us with a wonderful opportunity to engage with the orphanage they sponsor in Uganda called Malayaka House. They asked if we could donate books for those children, and we happily accepted. Keri Boyer, librarian at Turner Elementary, selected fifty non-fiction books, primarily biographies, from […]


February Student of the Month Winners

Congratulations to our Turner and Kelly Student of the Month winners!  


March Issue of the Wilkinsburg Sun

The March issue of the Wilkinsburg Sun is here! School district page pictured below. To read the rest of the newsletter, go to: https://wilkinsburgsun.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/wilksunmarchweb.pdf.


Local News Coverage of WSD’s Free After-School Dinner Program

Click on each of the pictures below to view the three corresponding news stories. [Updated March 2, 2018]  


Marble Run Physics Lesson for 3rd Grade Turner Students

Turner STEAM teacher Russ Bush’s lesson Marble Run focused on physics and measurement. Constructing and testing various tube heights and lengths, Ms.Hensley’s 3rd grade class explored questions like does the marble pick up speed or slow down and why?

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