North Hill School District Logo
Quick Links

Academic Achievement

Academic Achievement

North Hills School District released its 2017 School Performance Profile scores that provide a school-level academic score for each district building as well as every public school in Pennsylvania in October 2017.

The profiles utilize the rigorous PA Core Standards.

"I am extremely proud of the academic advancements achieved by our students and made possible by our talented and hard-working staff members throughout North Hills School District, said Dr. Patrick J. Mannarino, superintendent. 

To see details about building-specific scores, please choose your student’s building below:

As a district, North Hills will continue to analyze our student scores and performance to improve our academic offerings and better prepare our students to be successful.


About SPP

Since 2013, Pennsylvania public schools have received an academic performance score called the School Performance Profile (SPP). Due to the rigorous, new PA Core Standards first utilized in 2014, the U.S. Department of Education allowed Pennsylvania to pause a year in using the results to compute School Performance Profile scores or teacher evaluations as was required by state law. North Hills High School was the only school in the district to have a School Performance Profile in 2015.

An online public portal, the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile provides demographic data, academic data and an academic performance score for every public school in the state. Utilizing many more data points allows the North Hills community to obtain a more complete view of the district’s academic strength. The profile provides a tool for district officials to acknowledge areas of success and address areas that require more focus to increase student achievement.

The SPP academic performance score is based not only on test scores but also many other factors that signal student achievement. A student growth factor measures how well students are progressing toward proficiency in state assessments. Graduation and attendance rates, degree of rigorous course offerings at the secondary level and other factors also are measured.

These many elements come together to create the academic performance score. A score is reported for each school and is based upon indicators that define a high performing school in Pennsylvania. The building-level score is part of an Educator Effectiveness System that will be used to evaluate teachers and principals starting this school year.

PSSA and SPP Information
North Hill School District Logo
North Hills School District
135 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Phone: 412-318-1000 Fax: 412-318-1084
Athletics & Activities
School Board
© 2018. North Hills School District. School CMS created by eSchoolView