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About This School

Pine-Richland High School is a public high school in Pine Township. The principal of Pine-Richland High School is Dr Laura Davis. 1,500 students attend Pine-Richland High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the 1,500 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pine-Richland High School is 14:1. Mars Area Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.07% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 4%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I am a graduate from Pine-Richland. This school cares nothing for the needs of the students only about making money and looking good statistically. They do have a bullying problem and suicide rates are high. In my 4 years of high school there we had 3 suicides and even more attempts. They recently set up an anti-bullying program but it is run very poorly and many of the teachers are actually causes of bullying rather than students. There is little tolerance for diversity among the students. The school only cares for athletics leaving other departments with little financial support.

  • (1 year ago)

    The PR school district allows a culture of bullying to go unaddressed. The suicide rate seems very high at PRHS (3 in 3 yrs plus attempts) which is alarming. My child was brutally bullied since 4th grade & guidance counselors routinely dropped the ball on this issue. Consequences for bullying are deferred until high school by that time the damage to the bullied child has been done; it has changed who they are. The school is ruled by the "popular" kids & those who do not meet up to the standards of that group are taunted & excluded; there is little tolerance for diversity. PRHS teachers & administration make a serious mistake in allowing it to continue by pretending that it doesn't exist. I'm pleased to have removed my child from PRHS if you must live in the area I'd suggest North Allegheny!

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from PRHS and my only regret about going to Pine-Richland is that I only went there for the last 2 years. My parents moved to Pine Twp. from Franklin Park so I could go to P-R instead of NA and I am so glad they did! My sister went to NA from 3rd grade on and didn't like any of the schools she went to...P-R is smaller than NA or other nearby school districts (e.g. Seneca Valley) so you don't feel lost in the crowd. I was able to participate in more things at P-R than I would have at bigger high schools--I was part of 2 choirs and played a sport. At bigger schools I wouldn't have made the choirs or the team. As far as academics at P-R they are just as good or better than a lot of the private schools. I did my first 2 years of high school at a private school and some of my non-honors/AP classes at P-R were actually more challenging than the classes at my private school. I couldn't be happier or prouder to call myself a Pine-Richland Alum!!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is for the elite of the North HIlls. The popular kids rule the school and it is a very scary place for those who the popular kids decide don't fit in. Try outs for cheerleading sports and dance team are all rigged. The administration has not implimented any programs at the high school level to promote the kids working together - they do not teach acceptance tolerance and respect. This school has a reputation in the area for entitled kids with bad attitiudes. As far as their test scores they are just ok. They are weak in math and science at the high school level. Their english department appears to be fairly good as well as the social studies. But not as good as other ghig schools in the north hills who have student bodies that are much more economically diverse and friendly.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have four children 3 graduated from Pine Richland and I have one who will graduate this year the teachers are wonderful they offer so much more than I have ever imagined. Parents are constantly involved. Great school )

  • (6 years ago)

    Like the school however it is weak in a few areas in my opinion. I believe that the Spanish department is rather weak and that in regular (non-honors/AP) English classes the teachers are weak on teaching kids to write. aside from that great school extracurricular activities are great. AAAA now NA better get ready for the Rams.

  • (8 years ago)

    Awesome school. The students are very academically motivated and the teachers are great. The sports teams are some of the best in the state at the AAA level.

  • (8 years ago)

    Parental involvment high. Arts sports musics all readily availible and well-recognized. (Girls vball and soccer state champs in 2005!) academics are top notch ranging from special ed classes to AP classes. Independent studies are availible

  • (8 years ago)

    Academic programs are adequate. School has a better reputation than what it actually provides. Good music art and sport opportunities. High level of parent involvement.

  • (8 years ago)

    Elementary and middle schools are excellent. High school is good but some academic programs need to be improved especially writing in general English classes.

  • (9 years ago)

    I recently graduated from Pine-Richland and I couldn't be more happier of the education that I recieved. The teachers truly care about the students and there are so many courses offered!

  • (10 years ago)

    We have had three boys go through the Pine-Richland school system and we couldn't be more pleased with the quality of education they have received...both inside and outside the classroom. Truly it is the premier school district in the area and it seems to just keep getting better. We wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

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