Located in Southwestern PA, Highlands School District comprises the municipalities of Fawn Township, Harrison Township, Brackenridge Borough and Tarentum Borough. The area is approximately twenty-two square miles with a population of about 25,000. It is located in the northeast corner of Allegheny County along the Allegheny River about 18 miles from Pittsburgh. Route 28 provides easy access to the Greater Pittsburgh area.
The immediate area contains major industries, including three major research and development facilities. The four communities offer a mixture of urban and rural residential areas, and a variety of recreational, educational, shopping, dining, entertainment, and health care facilities. Residents are within commuting distance of major Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania colleges and universities, and a wide selection of business and technical schools.
Highlands firmly believes that our children’s futures begin with a strong foundation, built piece by piece at home, in the community, and in our schools. We set goals each year to improve upon programs, educational services and facilities that will help our students build a solid foundation and establish lifelong skills that they can use to continue to grow. Our students are challenged with innovative curriculum, motivating teachers and continually updated classes. Highlands has received high ratings from local, state, and national evaluation programs on both elementary and secondary levels, and has maintained a maximum accreditation rating.