About the District
Moon Area School District is situated in Allegheny County and educates more than 3,700 students from Moon and Crescent townships who attend classes in seven buildings, including one high school, one middle school, and five elementary buildings. The school district covers an approximate 26-square mile attendance area and is located 15 miles from Pittsburgh, PA, and minutes from the Pittsburgh International Airport. Moon Area School District offers a completely renovated 30-acre secondary campus which utilizes state-of-the-art technologies to foster student learning and support program development. The district’s 487 staff members are committed to helping all students reach their full potential for success. Moon Area students consistently perform above state and national averages on standardized testing. Course offerings at each grade level reflect a broad scope of opportunities for students to attain a well-rounded education that focuses on critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The district recognizes that student interaction in activities during and after school hours teaches valuable lessons not available in the classroom, including a wide variety of academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular options in musical and athletic endeavors at all levels.
Moon Area School District is comprised of the Townships of Crescent and Moon, encompassing a combined land area of approximately 26 square miles and 26,700 residents. The Township of Moon was founded in 1788 and is the oldest township in Allegheny County. Moon Township covers a total of 24.2 square miles and is home to approximately 24,000 residents. Robert Morris University and several national corporations have also made Moon their home. Local business headquarters include FedEx Ground, GlaxoSmithKline, Eaton Electrical Group, Nova Chemicals, Inc., Michael Baker Corporation, and Chevron. The Township of Crescent was created in 1855 and currently has a population of around 2,700, residents and a total area of 2.3 square miles. Referred to as the “Gateway to Allegheny County,” Crescent Township serves as a small community to its residents who desire to have that hometown feel while still being close to the City.