Award Year: 2015

Slippery Rock Area High School

201 Kiester Road
Slippery Rock, PA, 16057-1601

(724) 794-2960

Dr. Kristie L. Shulsky, Principal at time of Nomination

Slippery Rock Area School District

School Website


The mission of the Slippery Rock Area School District is to cultivate knowledge for all learners and encourage independence in our students.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 97%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
SRAHS administration, faculty, and students showing their Rocket Pride.

SRAHS administration, faculty, and students showing their Rocket Pride.

At Slippery Rock Area High School (SRAHS), our motto is “Every Teacher, Every Student, Every Day,” and we provide that foundation by nurturing an environment which ensures everyone has support to be successful. SRAHS, located in a scenic, rural area north of Pittsburgh in Northwestern Butler County, has a solid reputation for its academic success. Taking advantage of our close proximity to numerous recreational areas and educational institutions in and around the Pittsburgh metropolitan area allows our students to easily enrich their learning experiences by attending trips and cultural events. SRAHS continues to be one of the top achieving high schools in Butler, Lawrence, and Mercer counties. For two years in a row, SRAHS has earned a distinguished rating for our overall academic performance, and we are the second highest performing school of the twenty-seven districts in our intermediate unit (IU). In addition, the high school earned the highest math scores in the IU, and was one of eighty-seven high schools across the state to earn distinguished status. Currently, the high school offers twenty-one honors and advanced level courses and ten Advanced Placement level courses. Teachers are empowered to collaborate, propose, and implement strategies and practices that bolster student success as evidenced by our high academic achievement. SRAHS provides a nurturing school climate that exists because of the collaboration and mutual support among the administration, faculty, staff, students, and parents.