North Allegheny Ranks High in the Niche 2018 K-12 School & District Rankings

Posted by NASD on 8/8/2017 3:05:00 PM

For the fourth consecutive year, North Allegheny is ranked as one of the best school districts in the Nation by


Niche released its annual 2018 K-12 School & District rankings on Monday, August 7. Among the 10,574 school districts analyzed nationwide, North Allegheny was ranked as one of the Best Districts in the Nation (#15), Best Districts in Pennsylvania (#3), Best District in the Pittsburgh area (#1), and Best District in Allegheny County (#1). North Allegheny was the only school district in Western Pennsylvania to be ranked in the top 40 of the national Best School Districts list.


“It’s a true honor to be recognized once again as a top school district by our students and parents,” shared Dr. Robert Scherrer, Superintendent of North Allegheny. “We are not only fortunate to have an immense amount of support from the community, but also to have an incredible team of teachers and staff who are dedicated to providing superior educational and extracurricular experiences to our students.”


The District also ranked nationally in the top 15 in subcategories for District with the Best Teachers (#6) and Best Place to Teach (#13), and secured top rankings in Pennsylvania for District with the Best Teachers (#2) and Best Place to Teach (#3).


On the District’s Niche Report Card, North Allegheny received an “A+” as its Overall Niche Grade. Areas such as sports, clubs and activities, health and safety, and administration also each received an “A+”.


North Allegheny earned this ranking by scoring highly on a variety of factors including SAT/ACT scores, student-teacher ratio, the quality of colleges student consider, and reviews from students and parents. The statistical data used in this ranking was obtained by the U.S. Department of Education and then analyzed by Niche’s team of data scientists to create the ranking.


“School climate, future preparation, achievement and growth, and student and staff wellness are things we emphasize equally at North Allegheny,” Dr. Scherrer added. “We are especially proud of the Niche rankings because they measure our successes beyond standardized tests and evaluations.”


See a full list of the District’s rankings here. Rankings for individual schools can be viewed by searching the name of the school on the Niche website. For more information on Niche’s methodology for determining their rankings, visit