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Principal Kristin Scott

News & Announcements

Afterschool Showcase
kg grad Kindergarten Graduation
SUMMER CAMP Summer MAGIC Camp Registration
Summer Scholar Custodial Positions Summer Scholar Custodial Positions
Celebration of Learning Celebration of Learning
best schools Propel Schools Rank Best in the Nation
Mentoring Partnership Propel McKeesport Receives Mentoring Partnership Award
Dr. Cheri Langley Dr. Cheri Langley Visits Propel McKeesport
Outdoor Fall Festival Outdoor Fall Festival
Attendance Awareness Incentive October Attendance Incentive
Propel McKeesport Kindergarten Orientation & Back-to-School Night Propel McKeesport Kindergarten Orientation & Back-to-School Night
Family update Important Family Update
Winter Wonderland Propel Performing Arts Academy scholars have a winter wish for educators

Upcoming Events

  • Afterschool Showcase





    Afterschool Showcase

    Thursday, 6/2/2022 5:00 PM — 8:00 PM @The Frick Pittsburgh
  • Power or Propel Gala

    Join us for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment as we recognize these passionate and dedicated young individuals that have been awarded a Propel Schools Foundation Scholarship to pursue post-secondary education and vocational opportunities. 

    Since 2008, the Propel Schools Foundation, in partnership with Power of Propel Gala Sponsors, and generous supporters, has awarded over $650K in Power of Propel scholarships to 96 deserving high school scholars pursuing post-secondary education and vocational opportunities. This year's Gala will fund 10 scholarships and provide support for our Career Pathways Program. Propel Schools’ Career Pathways Program seeks to provide our scholars with academic and vocational training and support. This program offers various career pathways where scholars can graduate with 12-31 college credits. Click HERE for more information and tickets. 

    Monday, 6/6/2022 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM @Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Kindergarten Graduation




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    Monday, 6/13/2022 Begins @ 1:00 PM @School

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About our school

Propel McKeesport is Propel’s second school, opening in 2005 and serving 400 scholars in grades K-8. In March 2010, Propel McKeesport was named the single top-performing elementary school from a nationwide consortium of charter schools that includes the recognized leaders such as KIPP, Aspire and Uncommon Schools. It was the second consecutive year that Propel McKeesport received an Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) Award from New Leaders for New Schools, most recently receiving the award in the “Gold Gain” category. Gold Gain is EPIC’s highest honor, awarding schools making the greatest gains with student achievement.

Propel McKeesport operates around 6 Team Foundations through a new PBIS system called Project Teamhelping othersbeing a positive change agentanti-bullyingbeing a leader, being resilient, and problem-solving.

In the 5th and 6th grade, Education City engages students in a “real-world” atmosphere. Scholars have the opportunity to apply for jobs (and complete tasks around the classrooms) based on their strengths such as accountants, HR representatives and decorators. In order to keep their jobs, they must keep their behavior up to par.

Our middle school scholars have the opportunity to participate in electives such as sudoku, yoga, sports and service-learning.

Our Vision

Propel McKeesport cultivates successful lifelong leaders and learners through a culture of high expectations and academic excellence.

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Fifth-grade scholars teach the third grade about mindset with the Propel Mckeesport morning ritual. This chant is recited after singing "The Greatest Love Of All". No wonder our scholars are excelling academically. #WatchUsGrow