• Welcome PhotoAbout Us

    Pine-Richland School District is a public school district located in the northernmost portion of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, which serves more than 4,500 students in grades K-12. The district has seen its population double since the early nineties. We are noted for having first-rate facilities amid a strong academic reputation. The district covers a little over 31 square miles. This region of Allegheny County is characterized by suburban/semi-rural development, both residential and some commercial. The district is framed by Route 8, a north-south road running through the eastern part of the district, and Route 79, which lies just west of the district boundaries. These roads create great access to this part of Allegheny County and are a major factor in the growth of the district.

    The growth of the district parallels the growth of our reputation for quality educational programs. As we grow, PR maintains a warm and caring environment with an excellent academic reputation. The district provides a future-focused approach to planning and operations, thanks to strong leadership by the board, administrative team, teachers and non-teaching staff coupled with strong participation from teachers, students and community members.

    Pine-Richland School District celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018. The district created a video that highlights the past 60 years in Pine-Richland. Sit back and enjoy a walk down memory lane as we interview grads and former staff members!

    Top of the Class

    • The Pittsburgh Business Times ranked Pine-Richland School District 9th in southwestern Pennsylvania based on Keystone and PSSA scores from 2022, 2021 and 2019 in its 2023 Guide to Southwestern Pennsylvania Schools

    • Eden Hall Upper Elementary and Hance Elementary were two of six schools selected by the Women for a Healthy Environment’s Healthy Schools Recognition Program in 2023, which celebrates schools across western and central Pennsylvania that create green and healthy learning environments. This program focuses on school sustainability through physical place, educational programs and organizational culture.

    • U.S. News & World Report ranked Pine-Richland High School 7th in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, 26th in Pennsylvania and 863rd nationally in its 2023-2024 rankings.

    • Eden Hall Upper Elementary and Hance Elementary were among the 406 schools nationwide named America’s Healthiest Schools for the 2021-2022 school year. The recognition, awarded by Alliance for a Healthier Generation, celebrates schools’ dedication to supporting the health and well-being of students, staff and families.  

    • The Most Challenging High Schools Index ranked Pine-Richland High School #1 in Allegheny County, #8 in PA and #817 in the US in 2019. PRHS ranks in the top 4% of the 22,000 Most Challenging High Schools in the US.

    • Eden Hall Upper Elementary School received the SupportMusic Merit Award from the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation for its commitment to music education and the arts by providing innovative learning opportunities for a well-rounded education in 2019.

    • The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Division of Federal Programs honored Hance Elementary School for being named a Title I Distinguished School for 2018-2019 because it ranked in the top five percent of Title I Schools in Pennsylvania based on aggregate math and English language arts scores on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments.

    • Eden Hall Upper Elementary School was named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School, one of only three named in PA in 2019. This distinction acknowledged EH’s commitment to sustainable practices and leadership in facilities, health, and environmental education. Wexford Elementary School earned the distinction in 2018. 
    The district is comprised of six school buildings. Administrative Offices are located behind the high school:




    » Secondary Schools
    Pine-Richland High 1,545 Grades 9-12
    Pine-Richland Middle    725 Grades 7-8
    » Upper Elementary School
    Eden Hall Upper Elementary 1,021 Grades 4-6
    » Primary Schools    
    Hance Elementary   373 Grades K-3
    Richland Elementary   469 Grades K-3
      373 Grades K-3