Hempfield Area School District is the largest District in Westmoreland County The District hasd a resident population of over 49,000 people and covers approximately ninety-five square miles. The District is locatedthirty miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The school district, comprised of Hempfield Township and the boroughs of Adamsburg, Hunker, Manor, New Stanton and Youngwood, surround the city of Greensburg.
The community, which has been changing at an increasingly accelerated rate from predominantly rural to residential, industrial, and commercial, offers many educational, cultural, medical, recreational, business, and civic advantages. Five college campuses, Seton Hill University, St. Vincent College, the Greensburg campus of the University of Pittsburgh, the Greensburg campus of Carlow University and Westmoreland County Community College are located within the township or close by, enabling commuting. The Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg Art Center and the Westmoreland County Symphony are housed in nearby Greensburg. Health care is provided by Excela Health Care System, comprised of Excela Latrobe , Excela Westmoreland Regional, and Excela Frick Hospital in Mt. Pleasant. Westmoreland Mall, many nearby shopping plazas, and downtown Greensburg offer residents over 250 stores in which to shop. Lynch Field and Youngwood Park and Pool provide the community with outdoor swimming during the summer. The nearby Laurel Highlands offers a variety of winter and summer resort activities and facilities.
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SCHOOL SYSTEM & ACADEMICS
The school system includes five elementary buildings (K-5), three middle schools (6-8), a high school (9-12), and a 6-12 cyber school (Hempfield area Cyber Academy). The Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center serves Hempfield students in grades 9-12.
The Hempfield Area School District offers a comprehensive program providing college preparatory, business, general, and vocational technical courses to approximately 5,700 students in grades K-12. The largest percentage of students are enrolled in the college preparatory program. Students in the district score above state and national levels on all standardized achievement tests. Approximately 66% of the juniors and seniors take the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Our students consistently score higher on the SAT than other Pennsylvania students. Nearly 70% of Hempfield graduates attend four-year Baccalaureate degree programs. The high school is fully accredited by the Middle States Association. Students participate in a variety of district, regional, state, and national academic, vocational, artistic, and athletic competitions, winning numerous awards and championships annually. Approximately 8-12 sophomores or juniors attend the summer Governor's Schools in the Arts, Sciences, International Studies, Agriculture, Education, and Business.
The Hempfield Area School District has a total of 651 employees. The professional staff totals 449 administrators and teachers.
TITLE IX/SECTION 504 STATEMENT
The Hempfield Area School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap/disability in its activities, educational programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504. Publication of this statement is in accordance with state and federal laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures or inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 may be directed to the Director of Pupil Services, Title IX Coordinator at Hempfield Area School District, 4347 Route 136, Greensburg, PA 15601 (724-850-2229).