Our District

We are Moniteau School District, and our students are the pulse of this community. Situated an hour north of Pittsburgh, our district serves approximately 1300 students from the boroughs of West Sunbury, Eau Claire and Cherry Valley, and the townships of Cherry, Clay, Concord, Marion, Venango, and Washington. 

As educators and community members, we work together to create an environment that promotes a desire to learn and succeed. Our elementary building, Dassa McKinney Elementary, educates students from kindergarten to sixth grade, while our high school building, Moniteau Junior-Senior High, serves students from seventh to twelfth grade.


The Pennsylvania State Standards of Assessment serve as the foundation of the Moniteau School District's educational program with the achievement of these standards being our expected outcome. The Moniteau School District uses purposeful assessment to drive instruction and provide an educational program that meets the needs of all students in order to continuously improve student achievement. Educating Moniteau students is a shared responsibility amongst all stakeholders: students, parents, the board of directors, administrators, teachers, support staff members, and members of the community. High-quality, content-area professionals provide administrators, teachers, and support staff with the tools and knowledge required to enhance our ability to deliver a high-quality instructional program.

Our Values

We believe that all students have the potential to learn and succeed.

We believe students learn best in a safe and welcoming environment.

We believe that individuals differ significantly and schools should help everyone to understand and respect those differences.

We believe that everyone in a community of learners has the responsibility to be a lifelong learner.

We believe that excellence is achieved through equal partnerships among the home, the school, and the community.

We believe that through exposure to academics, arts and humanities, and athletics, all students have the opportunity to become knowledgeable, creative, and well-rounded individuals.

We believe that it is a shared responsibility to fulfill the mission of our District, which is ”to prepare students to achieve their fullest potential as they face the challenges of life.”

Positive Behavior Support

We designed our school-wide positive behavior support program to emphasize proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors that help create positive school environments. Our goal is to improve academic achievement by creating a safe learning environment by reestablishing civility, eliminating bullying, and engaging and empowering students. We want students to embrace Rachel’s Challenge to:

  • Look for the best in others.
  • Dream big.
  • Choose positive influences.
  • Speak with kindness.
  • Start your own chain reaction.