The Norwin School District is comprised of the municipalities of North Huntingdon Township, Irwin Borough, and North Irwin Borough in southwestern Westmoreland County. There is also a small portion of the District (18 properties) in neighboring Allegheny County in White Oak Borough and South Versailles Township. The Norwin School District is the result of the 1958 jointure between the North Huntingdon Township Schools and the Irwin Borough Schools, reuniting what was in the 1930’s one system.
Approximately ten (10) miles from Greensburg, the county seat, and twenty (20) miles from downtown Pittsburgh, off exit 67 (old exit 7) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the community covers thirty-six (36) square miles while serving as home to approximately 30,000 residents.
The District’s mission is to prepare students to become productive, responsible citizens in an ever-changing global society. An objective noted in the comprehensive plan is “to establish a District system that fully ensures consistent implementation of 21st century digital literacy skills in teaching and learning.” Thus, the District strives to connect all students to unlimited learning opportunities and increase the effectiveness of STEM/STEAM and computer science (CS) instruction to improve learning and teaching. Across disciplines, the Norwin School District will equitably equip all students with the tools and habits of mind that support STEM/STEAM, computational thinking, and innovation.