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

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North Allegheny Senior High School is a public coed 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 625 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
4.2 from 625 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I loved my classes, my activities, and the resources were abundant.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers are very knowledgeable people that genuinely care about your procession into the real world.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: Bullying is unnoticed at North Allegheny. Safety measures are taken very seriously. We have protocols and drills that take place monthly. Security guards are always on staff and keep a friendly relationship with the students. I feel that North Allegheny is very safe and is always on top of things changing things for the better.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Extracurricular activities here at North Allegheny are highly valued. Our principle himself gets us pumped for all of our upcoming games in a variety of sports. Over half of the school shows up to the Friday night football games dressed head to toe in black and gold. We win in just about every sport and activity we have. Opportunities are open to everyone to those who wish to join.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: North Allegheny Senior High is an all around good school. High amounts of trust and freedom are given to the students. All students are well respected and are able to have a great time with the teachers. There is never a dull moment at NASH. Everyone has their own niche and place. It Is a great place for all.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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 Pennsylvania
White 88.0% 51.0% 71.2%
Asian 8.0% 4.8% 3.5%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 9.2%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 13.3%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.7%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1%


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 71 responses

  • 89% Yes
  • 8% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 64 responses

  • 20% Course variety
  • 18% Sports
  • 16% Extracurricular variety
  • 12% Difficulty
  • 10% College prep
  • 9% Music Program
  • 5% Competition
  • 5% Prep for college
  • 2% Musical
  • 2% Um... Everything?

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 48 responses

  • 33% Crazy competition
  • 25% Heating System
  • 17% Not enough windows
  • 12% The non-top achievers get a feeling of failure
  • 7% I have nothing bad to say.
  • 4% 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 67 responses

  • 73% It's rated highly both academically & athletically
  • 16% High academic achievement.
  • 6% High athletic achievement
  • 4% High performance in arts, academics, and athletics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 68 responses

  • 31% White and Asian upper middle class.
  • 29% All of the above
  • 13% Very Big High School
  • 12% Hardworking Students
  • 9% Very big, mostly white and asian, super tough
  • 4% Strong Academics and Sport crazy
  • 1% Upper Middle Class

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 45 responses

  • 40% A lot of competition, take hard courses, stand out
  • 36% All of the above
  • 16% Work.
  • 7% You have to give sufficent effort to do well
  • 2% Be kind to your teachers, and they will help you

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 57 responses

  • 28% I love everything about this school.
  • 72% 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.