West Jefferson Hills School District
West Jefferson Hills School District is a midsized, suburban, public school system for residents of Jefferson Hills, West Elizabeth, and Pleasant Hills. Each of these South Hills communities are suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. West Jefferson Hills School District encompasses approximately 20 square miles. Per the 2015 local census data, it serves a resident population of 20,500.
West Jefferson Hills School District was ranked 68th out of 500 Pennsylvania school districts for student academic achievement, by the Pittsburgh Business Times in 2016. In 2016, the Pittsburgh Business Times also reported an Overachievers Ranking for 500 Pennsylvania school districts. West Jefferson Hills School District ranked 269th. In 2014, the District ranked 309. In 2012, the District was ranked 299th. The West Jefferson Hills School District was ranked 20th out of 105 Western Pennsylvania School Districts in 2016, by the Pittsburgh Business Times.
The West Jefferson Hills School District is competitive in terms of technology equipment, resources, and applications when compared with local districts of equal caliber and social economic status. The district supports all major educational computing technologies including Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS, and Chromebooks. The district also provides cloud based access, storage, and applications to both staff and students including Office 365 and Google Cloud and app for education via a centralized wired and wireless network. District initiatives include Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs and support for online instruction and learning.