Armstrong School District (Pennsylvania)

The Armstrong School District is a large, public school district which encompasses approximately 437 square miles (1,130 km2). The District is one of the 500 public school districts of Pennsylvania. In Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, Armstrong School District covers the Boroughs of Applewold, Atwood, Dayton, Elderton, Ford City, Ford Cliff, Kittanning, Manorville, Rural Valley, West Kittanning and Worthington and the Townships of Bethel Township, Boggs Township, Burrell Township, Cadogan Township, Cowanshannock Township, East Franklin Township, Kittanning Township, Manor Township, North Buffalo Township, Pine Township, Plumcreek Township, Rayburn Township, South Bend Township, Valley Township, Washington Township, Wayne Township and West Franklin Township. In Indiana County, Pennsylvania the district includes the Borough of Smicksburg and West Mahoning Township. According to 2000 federal census data, it served a resident population of 44,970. By 2010, the District's population declined to 43,301 people.[1] In 2009, Armstrong School District residents' per capita income was $15,449, while the median family income was $36,907.[2]

Armstrong School District
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Map of Armstrong County Pennsylvania School Districts
410 Main Street
, Armstrong County and Indiana County, Pennsylvania, 16226
United States
District information
MottoWorking Together for Academic Excellence
Other information
School District region in Indiana County

In 2013, Armstrong School District operated ten public schools. A new junior-senior high school was completed in 2015. As such, two older high school buildings were closed. The district was established in 1966 when Pennsylvania consolidated several smaller school districts.

Current[when?] schools include: Armstrong Junior-Senior High School (7-12); Dayton Elementary School (K-6); Elderton Elementary School (K-6); Lenape Elementary School (K-6); Shannock Valley Elementary School (K-6); West Hills Primary (K-3); West Hills Intermediate School (4-6); and West Shamokin Junior-Senior High School (7-12).

High school students may also choose to attend Lenape Tech [1] for vocational training. The ARIN Intermediate Unit IU28 provides the district with a wide variety of services like specialized education for disabled students and hearing, speech and visual disability services and professional development for staff and faculty.


West Hills Primary School
181 Heritage Park Dr., Kittaning, PA 16201

West Hills Intermediate School
175 Heritage Park Dr., Kittanning, PA 16201

Lenape Elementary School - Kindergarten – grade 6
230 Center Ave., Ford City, PA 16226

Shannock Valley Elementary School

Armstrong Junior Senior High School - grades 7–12
300 Buffington Dr., Kittaning, PA, 16201

West Shamokin Jr./Sr. High School - grades 7–12

Armstrong School District Cyber Academy - online school - grades 7–12 [2].

Closed schoolsEdit

In 2000, the Armstrong School Board closed several schools due to declining enrollment:[citation needed]

  • Dayton Jr/Sr High School and Shannock Valley Jr/Sr High School.
  • East Franklin Elementary School
  • North Buffalo Elementary School
  • Worthington High School (Closed 1980s)
  • East Brady Jr/Sr High School (Closed, early 1990s, partially consolidated with Kittanning High School, other students sent to Karns City Jr/Sr High School in the Karns City School District)
  • Elderton Jr/Sr High School Closed June 2012 see page for more information
  • Kittanning Township Elementary School - students shifted to Lenape Elementary in Ford City (closed 2012)
  • Kittanning Senior High School - Closed 2015
  • Ford City Junior Senior High School - Closed 2015
  • Kittanning Junior High School - Closed 2015


  1. ^ US Census Bureau, 2010 Census Poverty Data by Local Education Agency, 2011
  2. ^ American Fact Finder, US Census Bureau, 2009

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