North Allegheny Senior High School in McCandless Township, PA - Niche

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North Allegheny Senior High School is a public school in McCandless Township, Pennsylvania. It has 1,280 students in grades 11-12. According to state standards, 92% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 557 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

10375 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA 15090
(724) 934-7200

Ratings and Reviews
4.2 from 557 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: great teachers and awesome environment, although many students tend to be pretentious because everybody is so high-achieving
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I loved my four years at NASH! I had many great teachers who taught challenging courses. I felt 100% prepared for my undergraduate career at the University of Pittsburgh!
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I believe NA puts me ahead of most students in other schools. The competition and difficult acedemics force me to do my best
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I made many great friends at North Allegheny. The types of people at this school is varies greatly so there is something for everyone. This school gave me a great education and prepared me very well for college.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: For a high school, it's not too bad in general. There's a lot of pressure and competition and some of the teachers don't seem to truly want to help their students do well. However there are also a lot of amazing teachers who do everything possible to help their students succeed.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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4.00 Rowan Elementary School Public
4.00 Mars Area Elementary School Public
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4.33 Poff Elementary School Public
3.66 Mars Area Senior High School Public
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3.00 Shaler Area Middle School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Pine-Richland High School 4 mi. 1,562
4.00 North Hills Senior High School 6 mi. 1,391
4.33 Hampton Middle School 6 mi. 743
4.33 Hampton High School 6 mi. 1,122
3.66 Mars Area Senior High School 7 mi. 1,037

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 52%
Female 47%

Student Diversity

North Allegheny Senior High School United States Hampton High School Hampton Middle School Mars Area Senior High School North Hills Senior High School Pine-Richland High School
White 88.0% 51.0% 95.0% 94.0% 98.0% 91.0% 94.0%
Asian 8.0% 4.8% 1.0% 2.0% 0% 2.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 4.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 11 49.8%
Grade 12 50.2%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 85% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 22% Course variety
  • 20% Sports
  • 15% Extracurricular variety
  • 12% College prep
  • 10% Difficulty
  • 10% Music Program
  • 4% Competition
  • 4% Prep for college
  • 2% Musical

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 33% Crazy competition
  • 24% Heating System
  • 15% Not enough windows
  • 11% The non-top achievers get a feeling of failure
  • 7% I have nothing bad to say.
  • 4% People poop everywhere
  • 3% Too many teacher parking spots in main lot
  • 3% It is too restrictive in areas that shouldn't be

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 46 responses

  • 72% It's rated highly both academically & athletically
  • 20% High academic achievement.
  • 9% High athletic achievement

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 37% White and Asian upper middle class.
  • 15% All of the above
  • 15% Very Big High School
  • 13% Hardworking Students
  • 13% Very big, mostly white and asian, super tough
  • 4% Strong Academics and Sport crazy
  • 2% Upper Middle Class

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 42% A lot of competition, take hard courses, stand out
  • 37% All of the above
  • 16% Work.
  • 5% You have to give sufficent effort to do well

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 22% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.