On behalf of the North East School District, I would like to welcome you to our school district’s webpage. The community of North East Borough and North East Township has a population of about 11,000. The students are, for the most part, evenly divided geographically between the two municipalities.
Our community is classified as agricultural as most of the available land is planted with grape vineyards or cherry orchards. Many of the harvested grapes are used by Welch’s, one of our local companies, for products such as jelly and juice products. Some of the grapes are used by local wineries to produce exceptionally fine wine that is marketed and sold locally, nationally and internationally.
Despite our agricultural designation, the community supports several manufacturers including The Electric Materials Company, Ridg-
The downtown area of North East consists of many locally owned and unique shops that thousands of people enjoy. Additionally, the local parks add a special feeling of belonging and togetherness that add to the character and charm of the area.
The local police and fire departments are proud to serve their community and give countless hours to their community to ensure that families are safe and secure. The local 4-
Historically, the North East School District began with one borough public school and thirteen schoolhouses 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 continues to represent its rich tradition of academic success as well as success in extracurricular activities and the arts. Just a few short years ago, North East High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education-
Our sports and extracurricular programs focus on integrity, class, and character that has led to several region and district championships. Examples of this can be found in the school’s cross country program who has won the state championship seven times since 1971. Our marching band has been crowned the LMBA champions for the past seven out of the past eight years.
The musicals and productions that the school produces and performs are, without a doubt, the best in the region. If you have not been to a production, you need to take advantage of this priceless treasure.
The district also sends academic teams to compete at the local, regional and state level in PJAS, Science Olympics and Envirothon where our students consistently bring home first and second place medals and awards. The school’s robotics team also represents the school with pride with their ingenious creations as they compete in the regional yearly robotics competition.
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 continues to demonstrate a strong sense of pride and appreciation for their schools and 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 these communication tools 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 tremendous pride that comes from being a “Grape-