Pittsburgh North, PA
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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 elementary schools, which serve students from kindergarten through sixth grade. 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, an honors program as well as opportunities at the A.W. Beattie Career Center. More than 90 percent of North Hills graduates continue their formal education.
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 2014-15 student enrollment is 4,282. The district employs approximately 330 teachers and more than 700 total employees.
The millage rate for the 2014-15 fiscal year is 17.26 mills, which is among the lowest of Allegheny County's 42 suburban school districts.