North Hills Senior High School

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53 Rochester Rd

Pittsburgh, PA 15229

(412) 318-1402

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,430

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

13 Parent Reviews for North Hills Senior High School

My alma mater and now my stepsons attend. Excellent options and support staff. Great sports program.

Posted by a parent on 12/16/14

North Hills is a great school. Both my husband and I graduated from NHHS. We both were exceptionally prepared for college, I finished in 3 years and my husband went on to graduate school where he got his doctorate and now runs a successful business. Our two children also attended North Hills graduating ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/16/14

I graduated in 2012, and I've been pursuing an education degree. North Hills was the best thing to prepare me for college. From the teachers to the staff, North Hills is by far one of the best districts in PA. I've witnessed a lot of other schools through student teaching and observations, and by far ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 02/21/13

I am a former student. Many of the teachers did have "pets". While there were a few quality teachers, those were few and far between. Most fully enforced the "no child left behind" law so that EVERYONE passed without care or concern for whether or not they were prepared. Many also took way too long ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/14/12

I just graduated from North Hills and went on to a nationally-ranked university. North Hills offers such a strong variety of classes, teachers, and extracurriculars that I was entirely prepared for college.

Posted by a student on 09/12/09

This is probably one of the best schools in western pa. The academics are great and the teachers and students are so nice.

Posted by a student on 12/10/08

As an ex student I can say that the level of caring is focused on punishment and bully tactics from teachers. They have a few 'pets' who in their own way enforce the teachers will through hazing tech. steer clear of this school

Posted by a parent on 02/16/08

it is probably one of the worst schools in Pa . They teachers only teach to meet pssa and exam requirmens but dont actually teach. The kids are rude and are snobby kids and the enviroment really stinks.

Posted by a parent on 02/13/07

The school seems to be more focused on extra curricular activities than academics. If you child is not a cheerleader or in football they are less likely to fit in and less likely to be given leeway from pricipals in situations of dicipline, etc. Perhaps it will improve now that the head principal is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/04/07

Our daughter is currently a junior in the NHSD, and is performing exceptionally well. When asked why she is doing so well, she tells us that most of the teachers are very excited about the subjects they teach. They are creative in instruction, encourage discussion and questions, and she always know where ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/19/06

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Test scores for North Hills Senior High School

PSSA* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
North Hills Senior High School
North Hills School District
* In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Pittsburgh schools — North Hills Senior High School is located at 53 Rochester Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15229. 53 Rochester Rd is in the 15229 ZIP code in Pittsburgh, PA The school district for North Hills Senior High School is the North Hills School District. North Hills Senior High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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