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 559 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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4.2 from 559 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: For as hard as NA is on its students, teachers and staff are 9/10 times willing to dedicate extra time to help you. The more you communicate with your teachers the better your experience is going to be. They understand that sometimes life side tracks you but as long as you are willing to work hard and be courteous you will succeed here.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Because of the huge number of people in each grade, there is too much competition. Even a smart student feels insignificant in these competitive numbers. However, the teachers and facilities are amazing.
    • 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

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


Male 52%
Female 47%


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 49 responses

  • 86% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 45 responses

  • 23% Course variety
  • 19% Sports
  • 15% Extracurricular variety
  • 11% College prep
  • 11% Difficulty
  • 10% Music Program
  • 5% Prep for college
  • 4% Competition
  • 2% Musical

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

  • 32% Crazy competition
  • 24% Heating System
  • 16% Not enough windows
  • 11% The non-top achievers get a feeling of failure
  • 6% I have nothing bad to say.
  • 4% People poop everywhere
  • 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 48 responses

  • 73% It's rated highly both academically & athletically
  • 19% High academic achievement.
  • 8% High athletic achievement

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 48 responses

  • 35% White and Asian upper middle class.
  • 17% All of the above
  • 17% Very Big High School
  • 12% Hardworking Students
  • 12% 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 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 38 responses

  • 21% I love everything about this school.
  • 79% 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.