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Awards and Distinctions

  • HTSD was one of 47 school districts in the state to be identified as an Outperformer by Standard and Poor's Evaluation Services. An outperforming school district is one that reports significantly higher percentages of students who are proficient or above average on state reading and math tests than other school districts with similar demographics.
  • Hampton High School is among the top five percent of public schools in the United States according to a 2009 Newsweek Magazine study. This is the third consecutive year HHS has been so designated.
  • Hampton High School is among the top three percent of public schools in the United States according to a 2008 US News and World Report study.
  • Hampton High School has the highest graduation rate of any public school in Allegheny County.
  • In the five years (beginning in 2005) since the Pittsburgh Business Times have ranked Pennsylvania public schools, Hampton Township School District placed among the top five in Western Pennsylvania and among the top ten in the state.  The rankings are based on three years of PSSA test score data. There are 501 public school districts in Pennsylvania.
  • HTSD earned national recognition by being the first in the USA to be designated by the Academic Development Institute as Effective School Communities based on the success of Hampton Elementary Schools' Community Councils.
  • Hampton Township School District (HTSD) earned the highest rating in Allegheny County in the Standard and Poor's Return on Spending Index. The return on spending index calculates the ratio of school district spending with student proficiency in math and reading.
  • The District consistently earns a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. HTSD is one of only 14 (of 501) public school districts in the state to have received this award.
  • All five Hampton Schools are designated as Keystone Healthy Zone (KHZ) schools. The KHZ program supports healthy eating and physical activity to improve health and academic performance for children in Pennsylvania.
  • About 94 percent of Hampton graduates continue onto higher education.
  • Hampton High School students' College Board scores are consistently above national averages.
  • Hampton High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Education.
  • HTSD was twice recognized as a Model School District by the Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, for implementing best practices for inclusiveness in the regular education classroom.
  • About 300 AP exams are annually taken by Hampton High School students, with about 90 percent earning a score of 3 or higher, qualifying for college credit.
  • Hampton Schools are consistently named as a model of What Parents Want by SchoolMatch.
  • All five District Principals accepted awards from the Pennsylvania Department of Education in recognition that the schools achieved Adequate Yearly Progress for five consecutive years.