Did you know that Pittsburgh’s North Hills is home to some of the most highly acclaimed high schools in the state? If you have children or are interested in starting a family, this is a good place to start looking for a house.

Under each school district listed below, you’ll find a variety of information ranging from student-teacher ratio to awards to extracurriculars. Links are provided to help you choose the best neighborhood and school for you and your child.

Pittsburgh North Hills School District Comparison

Mars Area School District

Mars Area School District is a public school district with about 1,040 students. This district covers Adams Township and Middlesex Township in Butler County as well as the Mars and Valencia communities.

  • Student-teacher ratio
    • 17:1
  • Overall academic success
    • 2013-14 Pennsylvania School Performance rating of 106.6
    • 9 AP Courses
    • The AP® participation rate is 28%.
    • 72% Exam Pass rate
    • 16 Advanced Courses
    • 8 Dual Enrollment Classes
  • Extracurricular activities
    • 51 Student Organizations (including band, drama, and college prep)
    • 29 Athletic opportunities at the Varsity and Junior Varsity level

 

North Allegheny School District

North Allegheny is an award-winning public school located in Wexford, Pennsylvania with roughly 1,280 students from Marshall Township and the Town of McCandless as well the Bradford Woods and Franklin Park boroughs.

  • Student-teacher ratio
    • 15:1
  • Awards
  • Overall academic success
    • 2013-14 Pennsylvania School Performance rating of 102.6
    • 23 AP Courses
    • The AP® participation rate is 17%.
    • 40% Exam Pass rate
    • Over 50 Honors Courses
    • 8 Dual Enrollment Classes
  • Extracurricular activities
    • 51 Student Organizations
    • 29 Athletic opportunities at the Varsity and Junior Varsity level

 

Pine-Richland School District

Pine Richland is a public school district with about 1,560 students. It serves residents of Pine and Richland Townships.

  • Student-teacher ratio
    • 16:1
  • Overall academic success
    • 2013-14 Pennsylvania School Performance rating of 111.0
    • 17 AP Courses
    • The AP® participation rate is 69%.
    • 71% Exam Pass rate
    • 22 Honors Courses
    • College in High School Classes Available
  • Extracurricular activities
    • 34 Student Organizations
    • 19 Athletic opportunities at the Varsity and Junior Varsity level

 

Seneca Valley School District

Seneca Valley is a public school district located in Jackson Township, Pennsylvania. It serves students in the Harmony, Evans, Callery, Zelienople and Seven Fields boroughs as well as Forward, Jackson and Lancaster townships.

  • Student-teacher ratio
    • 13:1
  • Overall academic success
    • 2013-14 Pennsylvania School Performance rating of 101.8
    • 17 AP Courses
    • The AP® participation rate is 23%.
    • 70% Exam Pass rate
    • 22 Honors Courses
    • College in High School Classes Available
    • Engineering Certification Program
  • Extracurricular activities
    • 72 Student Organizations
    • 25 Athletic opportunities at the Varsity and Junior Varsity level

Education is one of the many reasons why we chose to build luxury homes in Pittsburgh. If you’ve considered moving to this area, take a look at our North Hills communities. Each one is located in a distinguished neighborhood near entertainment, dining, major highways, and reputable school districts.

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