The 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 the Borough of West View, 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.
Four elementary schools, a middle school and a high school make up the North Hills School District, which serves approximately 4,500 students with more than 700 employees including 330 teachers.
The district recently completed its long-term facilities plan that resulted in four 21st century elementary schools. The average elementary class-size in the North Hills School District is 21 students.
North Hills Middle School and North Hills High School share a hilltop campus. The district offers 25 Advanced Placement courses, college in high school and an honors program as well as opportunities at the A.W. Beattie Career Center. More than 90 percent of seniors graduating from North Hills continue their formal education.
The district provides additional learning opportunities outside of the classroom through clubs, activities and athletics. The high school has more than 40 clubs and activities and 20 sports teams.