A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
53 Rochester Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Telephone
(412) 318-1402
Website

North Hills Senior High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1180
253 responses
Average ACT
28
56 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 135 responses
Report
  • Dances
    22%
  • Student section at football games
    20%
  • Football
    19%
  • Band trips
    7%
  • Band camp
    5%
  • Baseket ball
    4%
  • Basketball
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,456
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,204/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses
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North Hills Senior High School Reviews

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Amazing courses offered in all departmenta! There's pottery, photography, digital art, graphic design, metal & wood tech, psychology, sociology, German, Spanish, Latin, French, many cooking courses, and more! It's hard to believe all this is offered at a public high school, and I'm so grateful to have experienced the curriculum. There are many wonderful and caring teachers, with just a small handful of the lesser instructors.

Students work together and bond very well without any thought to social status, compared to most other schools. Cliques are common, per usual high school. My major complaint would be the diversity. It is a predominantly white school and I see discrimination and racism happening every day.
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The teachers at North Hills, with very few exceptions, are wonderful! I have never had any issues getting extra help, setting up a club, or going to my teachers for advice. I feel that the majority of the teachers I have had try to incorporate multiple teaching styles and work to engage their students. For example, I talked to my AP calculus teacher about my concerns that I was falling behind, and she worked with me after school multiple times and introduced me to another calculus teacher much different than herself so I could sit in on another class. She continues to foster my academic achievements and really does care about her students.
North Hills has an amazing selection of classes. We have a great counseling department that will get you prepared for anything you want to do after high school. They have tons of AP classes that allow you to earn college credits. I've taken a CHS class this year and earned college credits and absolutely loved the experience and the class. On of my favorite parts of my day is my French class. We have a great world language department. In fact, I am going on an international trip with them in 2018. They have so many amazing travel opportunities happening every year that I wish I could go on all of them! I think that's what makes our school unique the opportunities that we have to travel. I can definitely say that I would choose North Hills again.