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The Highlands School District is a small, suburban public school district covering Tarentum and Brackenridge boroughs, as well as Fawn and Harrison townships in Allegheny County. Highlands School District encompasses approximately 22 square miles. It serves a resident population of 21,974. In 2009 the per capita income was $17,481, while the median family income was $40,715.

In July 2011, the school board voted to rename the districts’ elementary schools and to realign attendance zones accordingly. The goals were to equalize student distribution between primary centers, reduce bus time and save money.

The district operates both Highlands High School (9–12) and Highlands Middle School (5–8) in Harrison Township; Highlands Elementary School (formerly Grandview Elementary) (1–4) in Tarentum; Highlands Early Childhood Center (formerly Fairmount Primary School) (PK-K) in Brackenridge. The districts also operates a virtual academy for students in grades K-12.

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