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Our District

Penn Hills is the second-largest community in Allegheny County. The community is serviced by the Penn Hills School District, which has three buildings currently housing over 3,000 students. Elementary students in K through grade 5 are housed in a central elementary building.  A middle school serves grades 6 through 8 and the senior high school grades 9 through 12.

The cultural, socioeconomic, racial, religious, and educational differences that exist in Penn Hills make it a unique, diverse community. The District recognizes these factors and the impact they have on the school system. We address these issues through differentiated educational interventions and schoolwide behavior programs that outline consistent behavioral expectations and offer positive recognition for students. Through these programs, we work to provide students with the words and skills to grow as both learners and citizens and provide them with a common, consistent message.

Our Mission

The mission of the Penn Hills School District is to foster an equitable learning environment where all students have access to opportunities and resources that construct a pathway for every student to achieve their full potential.

Our Vision

At the heart of the Penn Hills School District lies a vision that inspires the creation of a vibrant educational space fueled by diversity and inclusion, where each student is acknowledged and celebrated for their distinctive contributions.  Through collaborative efforts, we aspire to build a community steeped in mutual respect and understanding, crafting an environment that nurtures learning and social/emotional development.  Our dedication to student success and pursuing lifelong learning knows no bounds.  We are steadfast in our commitment to equipping individuals with the essential skills, knowledge, and global perspectives to triumph in a constantly evolving world.  Together, we illuminate the path to a future where every student can thrive and make a meaningful impact.

Recent News

Penn Hills School District Exits Financial Recovery Status

We are thrilled to announce that the Penn Hills School District has officially exited Financial Recovery status. This monumental achievement was announced on May 23, 2024, by Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education, Dr. Khalid Mumin, at Penn Hills Middle School.

Linton Middle School's Heartfelt Mentor Appreciation

Over the past two days, Dr. Robinson and YESS Team member Miss Nia guided over 30 eighth-grade students in delivering a special gift to someone of their choosing. About a month ago, an idea was hatched to create t-shirts that allow our kids to give thanks to someone in the building who has truly been a mentor to them during their time at Linton.

Spotlight on: A Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunity

Educators and students, we're excited to share a fantastic summer opportunity that's gaining recognition across the state! Sigma Resources’ subsidiary, Simcoach Games, is partnering with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and regional schools to offer the Junior Game Developer Pre-Apprenticeship in video game development.

Free After-school Meal Program Launches in Penn Hills School District

The Penn Hills School District, in collaboration with The Nutrition Group, is excited to announce the launch of a new initiative aimed at providing free afterschool meals to school-age children within the community. This program is part of a broader effort to support the nutritional needs of children and ensure they have access to healthy meals outside of regular school hours.

PA FAFSA Submission Deadline Extended

In an important update for students and families across Pennsylvania, the Board of Directors at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has extended the submission deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to June 1, 2024.

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