About Our District

The Baldwin-Whitehall School District is situated in Allegheny County and educates more than 4,200 students from the Boroughs of Baldwin and Whitehall and Baldwin Township who attend classes in five buildings, including one high school, one middle school, and three elementary schools.

The school district covers approximately 10-square miles and is located less than 10 miles from the heart of Pittsburgh. The high school renovation project completed in 2009, was recognized nationally as an award winning design by American School & University. The campus showcases fantastic athletic fields and courts, a modern performing arts center, and unmatched amenities for students, staff, and community members.

Highlight Videos


First Days of the New School Year


PES STEAM Catalyst Grant

Mobile Fab Lab

Governor Wolf Visits with W.R. Paynter Elementary Students


Highlights from the 2017-2018 School Year

First Days of the New School Year


Highlights from the 2016-2017 School Year

Baldwin High School Mock Crash


Celebrating the Holiday Season

Please enjoy the video below highlighting some of the many exciting events that occurred during the month of December throughout the District.

The First Day of School

Representing the Class of 2017 through the Class of 2029, students throughout the district were welcomed back to our schools on Monday, August 29th. Please take a moment to watch the video that highlights some of the great memories that have already been made and that answers the often asked question, "What did you do today?".


Highlights from the 2015-2016 School Year

Please take a moment to reflect on some of the many great memories from the 2015-2016 school year, as we prepare for our next chapter!

TEDxBaldwinHighSchool 2016

On April 21, 2016, Baldwin High School hosted its second annual TEDx event. Students, teachers, parents, and community members from around the district came together to share their ideas worth spreading...and to show it truly "takes a village" to educate a child. These are their stories.


2014-2015 was another great school year! Check out some of the highlights featured in the video below!

Highlights from the Diamond Anniversary Gala

TEDxBaldwinHighSchool 2015

Commencement Ceremonies





2016 Commencement


2015 Commencement Part 1

2015 Commencement Part 2



2013 Commencement


2012 Commencement


2011 Commencement

Our District by the Numbers (2019-2020)

  • 4,388 2019-2020 Student Population
  • $70,660,429 2019-2020 District Budget
  • $16,103 Average District Investment per Student
  • 93.4 out of 100 2015-2016 School Performance Profile for Baldwin High School: (highest in the school’s history)
  • A-: Niche Ranking for Pittsburgh Metro 17th out of 141
  • Baldwin High School is consistently ranked among the top 20 school districts in Western Pennsylvania
  • 1.5 Million Average Annual Scholarships earned by the BHS graduating class
  • 563 Number of AP Course Enrollments
  • 1,173 Number of Honors Course Enrollments
  • 100 % of BWSD middle and elementary students achieve better than state averages on PSSA tests with an average proficiency score of 8.23% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • 221 educators within our BWSD schools have a master’s degree or doctorate degree
  • 65% of employees have served more than 10 years of service with the District.
  • 20% of employees have served more than 20 years of service with the District.
  • 23rd lowest tax rate of 42 school districts in Allegheny County.
  • 10th lowest tax rate of 15 school districts in the South Hills region at 21.76 millage rate.