New report says Gateway among Pa.’s best high schools for sports |

New report says Gateway among Pa.’s best high schools for sports

Dillon Carr
Gateway Cheerleaders celebrate a fiest quarter touchdown at the Gateway vs Perry Traditional Academy football game Friday night, September 11. The Gators shut out Perry with a score of 49-0. Lillian DeDomenic | For Trib Total Media

A recent report ranks Gateway among Pennsylvania’s top 50 high schools for sports.

The report, from, used reviews from parents and students to determine the strengths of each school and placed Gateway at No. 35 out of 50. The district received an “A” for sports and an overall grade of “A-.”

The top spot went to Lower Merion School District in Ardmore, Delaware County.

Other Pittsburgh-area schools that made the list include Pine-Richland, North Allegheny, Penn Hills, Fox Chapel and Hempfield Area.

Gateway is sending 18 athletes on to Division I, II and III colleges and universities this year. Gateway School District Athletic Director Randy Rovesti said he is not surprised about making the list.

“There are 501 school districts (in Pennsylvania), so I would think that’s something to be proud of,” Rovesti said. “We have great kids and great coaches.”

The Pittsburgh-based Niche compiles information to help families determine which neighborhoods and schools are best for them. For more information on how the rankings were established, visit

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2325.

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