Baldwin-Whitehall School District
The Baldwin-Whitehall School District is a large, suburban, public school district which serves the Boroughs of Baldwin and Whitehall and Baldwin Township. Baldwin-Whitehall School District encompasses approximately 10 square miles.
In 2015, Baldwin-Whitehall School District ranked 184th out of 496 Pennsylvania public school districts, by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The ranking is based on the last 3 years of student academic achievement as demonstrated by PSSAs results in: reading, writing, math and science and the three Keystone Exams (literature, Algebra 1, Biology I) in high school. Baldwin-Whitehall School District ranked 53rd out of 105 western Pennsylvania school districts in 2008 in the Pittsburgh Business Times rating. In 2012, the Pittsburgh Business Times also reported an Overachievers Ranking for 498 Pennsylvania school districts.
The Baldwin-Whitehall School Board established a district student wellness policy in 2006 – Policy 246. The policy deals with nutritious meals served at school, the control of access to some foods and beverages during school hours, age appropriate nutrition education for all students, and physical education for students K-12. In 2009, Baldwin-Whitehall School District received funding through a Highmark Healthy High 5 grant. Harrison Middle School received $9,427 which was used to purchase equipment for the “Fitness Zone” that is intended to promote lifelong fitness. Beginning in 2006, Highmark Foundation engaged in a 5-year, $100 million program to promote lifelong healthy behaviors in children and adolescents through local nonprofits and schools.
The district offers a variety of clubs, activities and sports. Eligibility to participate is determined by the policies of the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board. For the 2013-14 school year the School Board budgeted $1,318,814 for activities. By Pennsylvania law, all K-12 students in the district, including those who attend a private nonpublic school, cyber charter school, charter school and those homeschooled, are eligible to participate in the extracurricular programs, including all athletics. They must meet the same eligibility rules as the students enrolled in the district’s schools.
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