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|Moon Area High School|
8352 University Boulevard
|School district||Moon Area School District|
|Teaching staff||88.75 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.44|
|Color(s)||Red, white, and black |
|Website||Moon Area High School|
Moon Area High School is a public high school located in the Moon Area School District in Pennsylvania, United States. The school serves students in grades 9-12 from Moon and Crescent, South Heights borough, along with the communities of Glenwillard and Wireton, and several other unincorporated villages. The Moon Area School District's High School and Middle School facilities are located in the center of Moon.
Statewide PSSA Rankings
High School PSSA standardized tests are administered statewide to public high schools. Moon's rankings are as follows:
- 2017- 45th of 659
- 2016- 17th
- 2015- 23rd
- 2014- 20th
- 2013- 17th
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Moon High student athletes are able to compete in 13 sports and cheerleading. In most instances, Moon High sports compete in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL), District VII of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA).
The Moon High football team competes in the WPIAL Class AAA Parkway Conference, which is made up of geographical foes Blackhawk, West Allegheny, Montour, Ambridge, Hopewell, Central Valley, Chartiers Valley, and New Castle.
In 1998, Moon Tigers won the WPIAL Class AAA Championship at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Moon defeated Blackhawk 34-7 to claim the title. The Tigers then went on to the PIAA Class AAA Championships in Hershey, only to fall 10-0 to Allentown Central Catholic High School.
In 2003 they beat Thomas Jefferson 2-1 to win the WPIAL AA Championship. In the semi-final game before the championship Moon beat Mars 2-0.
The Moon High ladies soccer team won the PIAA AAA state title in 2017..
Swimming & Diving
The Moon boys swimming team won the state championship in 1980, and the girls team won state titles in 1996 and 1997.
The Moon High boys basketball team made school history, winning three consecutive WPIAL championships – 2004, 2005, 2006. The team was crowned state champions in 2004.
In the 2006–2007 season, Moon entered the WPIAL Class AAAA, but will go back down to WPIAL Class AAA in the 2008–2009 season.
Moon boys' varsity basketball won the PIAA 5A final March 22nd, 2019.
The Moon High ladies basketball team, won the 2002 and 2005 WPIAL championship. The Lady Tigers have also reached the final four of the PIAA state playoffs multiple times.
The gymnastics team won the WPIAL team championships and won states.[when?]
- Jodi Applegate, Class of 1982, was an Emmy Award-winning host for Fox 5's Good Day New York; before that she worked at NBC News as co-anchor of Weekend Today and Later Today and at MSNBC covering Princess Diana's funeral and Fox25 in Boston.
- John Calipari, Class of 1978, is head coach for University of Kentucky men's basketball team.
- Lou Christie, Class of 1961, is a singer/songwriter with popular hits like "Lightnin' Strikes" and "Rhapsody in the Rain." 
- Brandon Wilson, Class of 1971, is an explorer and Lowell Thomas Award-winning author and photographer of Yak Butter Blues: A Tibetan Trek of Faith (2004, 2005), Dead Men Don't Leave Tips: Adventures X Africa (2005), Along the Templar Trail (2008) and Over the Top & Back Again: Hiking X the Alps (2010).
- Bob Davie, Class of 1972, is football head coach for the University of New Mexico, former head coach at Notre Dame and has been a television sports commentator.
- Rich Milot, Class of 1975, former linebacker for Penn State 1975–1979 and NFL's Washington Redskins 1979–1987; played in three Super Bowls, (XVII, XVIII, XXII), winning twice in XVII and XXII.
- A. Q. Shipley, Class of 2004, is a center for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals.
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