On behalf of the North East School District, I would like to welcome you to our school district. Our community of about 11,000 residents composes North East Borough and North East Township. Sixty percent of the student population of 1,600 students resides in the township while the remaining forty percent reside in the borough.
Our community would be classified as agricultural as most of the available land is planted with grape vineyards. These harvested grapes are used by Welch’s, one of our local companies, for products such as jelly and juice products or used by local wineries. Despite its agricultural designation the community supports several manufactures including: The Electric Materials Company, Ridg-
The North East School District began with one borough public school and thirteen school houses within the township. It has evolved into one high school, one middle school and one intermediate and primary school housed in one building. Our mascot, the “Grape-
Our school district has a rich tradition in academic success as well as success in extracurricular activities and the arts. Our high school was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The achievement scores in the district continue to be impressive as recognized by the 2015 Pittsburgh Business Times ranking of top overachieving public schools in Pennsylvania. North East ranked second in the 2015 listing out of 493 schools ranked.
Examples of this can be found in the school’s cross country program who has won the state championship seven times since 1971. Additionally, our marching band has been crowned the LMBA champions for the past six years, all of our sports and extracurricular programs focus on integrity, class and character that have led to several region and district championships.
The school district also sponsors a very active and successful community education program providing numerous educational, personally enriching and recreational opportunities. Courses include: yoga, self-
The entire school district community has a strong sense of pride and appreciation for the schools in the district and the schools work hard to return that thanks back to the community by embracing community values and representing the community with pride in everything that takes place within the district.
We hope that you find our web pages and school’s Facebook page useful and fulfilling as they will truly help you to feel the way that we all do about the things that happen within our school district and community. We also hope that they will help you to grasp a sense of the enormous pride that comes from being a “Grape-