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Alma Mater

On the Indiana Highway neath the sky of changeful hue
Stands our beloved High School e'er to her be true
Join the chorus sound its praises
Over hill and dale
Hail to Thee United High School, Hail to Thee, All Hail! 

United School District


The United School District is located at 10780 Route 56 Highway East, Armagh, PA  15920 in Indiana County.  The geographic size of United School District is 132.4 square miles  and serves the borough of  Armagh and the townships of Brush Valley, Buffington, East Wheatfield, and West Wheatfield.  The District has two schools serving a total of approximately 1,100 students -- United Elementary School with students in Grades Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 6 and United Junior/Senior High School with students in Grades 7 through 12.


Superintendent’s Message

Spring is here, and we all know what that means –Spring Fever – and Assessment Time.  

The annual Pennsylvania System School Assessment (PSSA) and Keystone Assessments will soon be starting.  These assessments provide students, parents, educators, and citizens with an understanding of student and school performances in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.  We design curriculum and instruction in order for students to be successful not only within the United School District, but also in preparation for college, postsecondary education, the military, and/or the workforce.  In Pennsylvania, every student in third grade through eighth grade is assessed in English Language Arts and Math; and, every student in fourth grade and eighth grade is assessed in Science.  Students at the High School level are assessed in Algebra, Biology, and Literature.  

You can help your child by continuing to encourage your child to do his/her best in school.   Your contribution to your child’s education is essential to his/her success and achievement, both now and in the future.  

Spring fever happens in school.  The seasonal change can have an effect on students when temperatures start to climb.  Be sure to continue your before- and after-school routines until summer break.  Students benefit from a consistent schedule.  

Encourage your child to do well, but don't pressure him/her. You may place undue stress on your child.  It is important for your child to stay relaxed, especially during assessment time. Some children can express when they are anxious or nervous, but some do not express, in words, how they are feeling.  Some children, though, exhibit behaviors that indicate stress or nervousness.  Your child may become more irritable, upset, fidgety, clingy, or less interested in activities that he/she usually enjoys.  When you recognize this stress or nervousness, provide some extra support.  Be sure that you allow your child to relax for a few hours before bedtime, and be sure that your child gets enough sleep.  And, one last thing, be sure that your child is able to eat a healthy breakfast either at home or at school.  

This is the time of year that we enjoy, even though it is assessment time.  Spring gives us a sense that summer is almost here.  And, it is a time that we have an opportunity for our United students to demonstrate what they know and have learned during this school year.   --Dr. Barbara Parkins 

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