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North Hills School District, located in Northern Allegheny County, is a first tier suburb of the city of Pittsburgh. The district is comprised of Ross Township and West View Borough - a 14.6 square mile area with a population of nearly 40,000.

The two municipalities combine the attractiveness of suburban living with the easily accessible cultural and educational opportunities that Pittsburgh has to offer. Ross Township boasts a strong retail corridor on McKnight Road. Shopping malls, restaurants, specialty shops and other commercial establishments are conveniently located and serve a large portion of Allegheny County. In addition, numerous recreational facilities and parks are located in and adjacent to the two communities.

North Hills School District is comprised of four, recently-updated, elementary schools, which serve students from kindergarten through sixth grade. The average elementary class-size in the North Hills School District is 22.7 students.

North Hills Middle School and North Hills High School share a hilltop campus. The district offers 26 Advanced Placement courses and 19 College in High School classes for college credit with participating colleges and universities. The high school offers The Academies at North Hills that allow our students to enroll in one of six academic academies which guide students along a choice of coursework that closely aligns with their career goals and interests while exposing them to a cohort of peers with similar interests. Students also can access opportunities at the A.W. Beattie Career Center. Nearly 90 percent of North Hills graduates continue their formal education. 

NHSD offers our students technology as part of Project Connect, our 1:1 iPad initiative. Project Connect placed iPads into the hands of all Grade 6, 7, 8 and 9 students. With this powerful tool, staff members and students are utilizing technology in innovative ways to expand the district's curriculum and personalize instruction for each learner.   
 
In 2017, The Pittsburgh Business Times ranked North Hills School District #13 out of 105 western Pennsylvania school districts and #44 out of all Pennsylvania districts. North Hills School District also has been named a "Best Community for Music Education by the nationally-recognized NAMM Foundation in 2015, 2016 and 2017. 
 
The high school has been awarded an Excellence by Design accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools. Middle States accredited institutions are better positioned to use time, talent and financial resources more efficiently and effectively to increase academic excellence. The noted commission also named North Hills High School's music department a Program of Distinction. Our music department is one of only six music programs in the nation to be honored with this notable accolade. 
 
North Hills Middle School has been named a PA Don Eichhorn Schools: School to Watch because of the school's academic excellence, responsiveness to students' needs and interests and commitment to helping all students achieve highly. The designation notes the middle school as one of a small number of diverse, high performing, growth-orientated middle-grades schools that demonstrate what all middle schools are capable of achieving. Only 380 schools out of more than 11,700 middle school nationwide hold the designation, and North Hills is one of only 35 in Pennsylvania to be recognized. 

The district provides additional learning opportunities outside of the classroom through clubs, activities and athletics. Currently, there are 41 clubs and activities at the high school and 17 at the middle school. Students may choose from among 20 sports at the high school and 21 at the middle school.

The 2017-18 student enrollment is 4,413. The district employs approximately 330 teachers and more than 700 total employees.  

The millage rate for the 2017-18 fiscal year is 18.00 mills, which is among the lowest of Allegheny County's 42 suburban school districts.
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North Hills School District
135 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Phone: 412-318-1000 Fax: 412-318-1084
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