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 six buildings, including one high school, one middle school, and four elementary buildings. The school district covers an approximate 26-square mile attendance area and is located 15 miles from Pittsburgh 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.
University Boulevard serves as the boundary line for elementary school attendance zones. Those residing on the Robert Morris University side attend Brooks Primary (K-2) and McCormick Intermediate (3-4). Those on the Giant Eagle side attend Bon Meade Primary (K-2) and Allard Intermediate (3-4). The middle school serves all students in grades 5-8 and the high school serves the traditional grades of 9-12.
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.
The townships of Crescent and Moon serve approximately 26,700 residents. Moon Township 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.