North Hills School District News Article

NHSD to take part in annual Pennsylvania School Climate Survey

Posted Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The North Hills School District will again be participating in the Pennsylvania School Climate Survey provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

The survey asks questions about school climate and measures four main domains: Social/Emotional Learning, Student Support, High Expectations/Academic Rigor and Challenge, and Safe and Respectful School Climate. It is intended to provide our school with formative and summative climate data for use with districtwide needs assessments, program development, and short and long term improvement planning.

Surveys will be given to students in grades 5, 8 and 11 only beginning Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

We would like all students to take part in this anonymous survey, but participation is voluntary.

The survey is designed to protect each student’s privacy and will cause little or no risk to any student. Students will not put their names on the survey and no student will ever have their individual responses reported.

No action will be taken against the school, you or any student if the student chooses not to participate.

If you do not wish for your child to participate, you must submit the opt-out form linked here no later than Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. One form must be completed for each child.

More information about the survey is available online at

Parents and guardians who are interested can also take part in the survey.

    1. Go to
    2. In the blue box at the top of the page, enter the invitation code SKW8BZ and click "Invite Code" to begin the anonymous survey.

Questions can be directed to your child’s teacher, principal or Assistant Superintendent Dr. Beth Williams at 412-318-1017.

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