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Dr. John H. Linton

In 1946, when Penn Township, an eastern suburb, was still mostly rural in nature, Dr. John H. Linton was appointed superintendent of Penn Hills Schools. Dr. Linton's previous position was as superintendent of the Titusville Area School District. There were 137 teachers working in the district at the time of his appointment, and an estimated 3,500 students. As a result of the postwar housing boom, the district would grow to be the second largest in Allegheny County and the eighth largest in the state. Dr. Linton managed a 20-year construction program that cost over $24 million, and included the construction of new elementary schools, a junior high school, and the former senior high school. Before leaving in 1969, he oversaw the construction of the John H. Linton Intermediate High School, which cost $9 million and educated students in grades 9 and 10. The new facility accommodated 2600 students when it first opened in September of 1969. Today the John H. Linton Middle School is home to our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Dr. Linton passed away in 1971.

John H. Linton resiged from the Titusville Area School District in 1946 to assume leadership of the Penn Towship Schools.  Linton led a major 20-year construction project in the post-war years including the former senior high school and the current John H. Linton Middle School.

An artists rendering of the new Penn Township senior high school prior to construction.  The image shows the new high school sharing a campus with the former Roberts Elementary School completed in 1954, now the site of the current Penn Hills High School.  

After a 42 year career of which 23 were leading the Penn Hills School District, Dr. Linton retired in 1969.  One of his last major building projects was the construction of the building which bears his name.  The John H. Linton Intermediate High School was opened in September of 1968.

Recent News

Penn Hills School District Exits Financial Recovery Status

We are thrilled to announce that the Penn Hills School District has officially exited Financial Recovery status. This monumental achievement was announced on May 23, 2024, by Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education, Dr. Khalid Mumin, at Penn Hills Middle School.

8th Grade Move Up Event Livestream

What an Evening! Linton's second annual 8th Grade Move Up Night was a great success. We had 118 families attend, making it a memorable event with over 400 attendees. Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a success. Attached is the live stream video of the event. Also, thank you to all the families who sent pictures of our students.

Penn Hills is Hiring!

The Penn Hills School District is excited to announce several open positions and is looking for talented individuals to join our team! 

Summer School Credit Recovery

School counselors will be sending failure letters to families of students who require credit recovery or summer school courses at the end of the school year. These letters will specify the courses needed. It's important for parents and students to carefully read all the directions provided in the credit recovery brochure and the FAQs page to understand the process thoroughly.

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