Kiski Area School District

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Kiski Area School District
Map of Westmoreland County Pennsylvania School Districts.png
200 Poplar Street
Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, 15690-2022
Type Public
Founded 1958
Superintendent Dr. Timothy Scott
Grades K–12
Number of students 4,800
Color(s) Gold, White, and Navy Blue               
Mascot Cavalier

The Kiski Area School District is a large, suburban/rural public school district located in Westmoreland County Pennsylvania. Encompassing nine municipalities in Armstrong and Westmoreland counties, the district is headquartered in Allegheny Township.


The school district is within the following municipalities of Westmoreland County:

Armstrong County


There are currently three primary elementary schools (grades K–4), an upper elementary school (grades 5-6), an intermediate school (grades 7–8), and a high school (grades 9–12) within the district.

Elementary schools (grades K–6)[edit]

School Name School Address Administrator
East Primary (formerly Vandergrift) 420 Franklin Av.
Vandergrift, Penna. 15690
Mr. R. Patrick Marchand
Laurel Point (Closed and sold) 1141 Airport Rd.
Vandergrift, Penna. 15690
North Primary (formerly Allegheny-Hyde Park) 1048 School Rd.
Leechburg, Penna. 15656
Mr. Jeffrey Jackson
South Primary (formerly Mamont) 230 Mamont Dr.
Export, Penna. 15632
Mr. Brian Kutchak
Upper Elementary (formerly North Washington) - Housing grades 5 & 6 4530 Rte. 66
Apollo, Penna. 15613
Mr. Joshua Weaver
Washington (Closed and sold)- Currently housing East Primary students while under renovations 4728 Rte. 66
Apollo, Penna. 15613
Bell Avon (Closed and sold) 238 Stewart St
Salina, Penna. 15680

Intermediate school (grades 7–8)[edit]

Kiski Area Intermediate School
260 Hyde Park Rd
Leechburg, Penna. 15656
Principal: Mr. Jason Lohr
Assistant Principal: Mr. Michael Cardamone

High school (grades 9–12)[edit]

Kiski Area High School
240 Hyde Park Rd.
Leechburg, Penna. 15656
Principal: Mr. Chad Roland
Assistant Principals: Mr. Anthony Gonnella, Mr. Matthew Smith

2012 School board[edit]

  • Robert Keibler, president
  • Keith Blayden, vice-president
  • Rebecca A. Dunmire, secretary
  • First Commonwealth Bank, treasurer
  • Carl Beard, solicitor
  • James Summerville, member
  • Julie Hansen, member
  • Tammy Smail, member
  • Ann Marie Nagy, member
  • Benjamin Sylvestri, member
  • David Anderson, member
  • Elizabeth Kovach, member
  • Dr. John Meighan, superintendent

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Michael J. Travaglia, Class of 1976, one of two convicted murderers in the fabled 1979-80 "Kill for Thrill" murder spree in western Pennsylvania that left four dead during the New Year's Eve holiday between 1979 and 1980. He is currently awaiting execution on Pennsylvania's Death Row [1].
  • Scott McKillop, class of 2004. Four year starter for the Cavaliers in Wrestling and Football. Linebacker for University of Pittsburgh. Also drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 5th round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Then in 2011 was signed by the Buffalo Bills after being cut by the 49ers because he was recovering from his severe knee injury. He went through rigorous rehabilitation to repair his torn ACL, MCL,and OCL on his left knee.

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