In partnership with our community, our mission is to create a safe learning atmosphere that cultivates academic, social, and emotional skills, which challenge, motivate, and inspire students to achieve their full individual potential.


Our vision, as a school district, is to aspire to be more today than yesterday and to become better tomorrow than today.

Welcome to Yough Senior High School

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:

Greetings from Yough Senior High School, home of the Cougars!  On behalf of our teachers and staff, we would like to welcome you!  Our mission is to provide all students with a 21st-century learning experience in a collaborative and supportive environment.  With your help, we can achieve this mission.

Our rigorous curriculum is the foundation that will prepare all of our students for future endeavors.  To do this we offer a variety of academic programs:

Dual credit classes, through Yough Senior High and The University of Pittsburgh, Westmoreland County Community College, and Mt. Aloysius College, let students get a jump start on college for a fraction of the tuition price. These classes, taught by our instructors during the standard school day, qualify for both high school and college credit simultaneously.  The Dual Enrollment Program is open to juniors and seniors, with courses covering a variety of subject areas. 

In addition to our Dual Enrollment Program, we offer a number of Advanced Placement classes, and through a partnership with Project Lead The Way, we are proud to offer an engineering course.  Our college and career-ready initiative doesn’t end with college preparedness.  For example, through our partnership with the Central Westmoreland Career & Technology center, students may enroll into industry based technical and certification programs designed to meet the needs of an evolving workforce and develop skills for lifelong learning and living. Several of our students earn certifications and credentials in many areas including welding, construction, transportation/logistics, cosmetology, healthcare, auto body/mechanics, emergency services, and computer technology - to name a few.

Besides academics, we offer extracurricular programs in the the performing arts (drama, band, chorus) and interscholastic athletics, competing in the WPIAL.  We also have several clubs, including NHS, The Future is Mine, Student Council, Yearbook, Art NHS, Chorus, Marching Band, Colorguard, FBLA, CAP/SADD, Spanish and French clubs, Robotics, Prom Committee, YALE, Pride, Student Mentor, Journalism, Strategies, PRIDE, Spirit, Outdoors and Envirothon.  These clubs help meet the interests of all our students and provide opportunities for them to get involved with their school!

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to view their student’s progress and attendance through the Powerschool Parent Portal, linked to our web site.  Attendance is important to the success of our students.  Being connected and involved makes it more likely that they will care about their education now and in the future.

Thank you for taking the time for visiting our web site.  We look forward to working with you this school year!


Mr. Sutherland, Principal

Mr. Wilkins, Assistant Principal


Yough Senior High School


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Mr. Sutherland Principal 2021
Mr. Wilkins Assistant Principal 2022
Mrs. Good High School Secretary 2000
Mrs. Huss High School Secretary & Athletics 2001
Mr. Dawson Guidance Counselor 2016
Mrs. Hipps Guidance Counselor 2017
Mrs. Petrosky Guidance Secretary 2015
Mrs. Kujawa Nurse 2010  

Office Hours - Monday-Friday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Contact Information

Main Office  724-446-5520

Fax # 724-446-6008

Address:  919 Lowber Road,

                 Herminie, PA  15637

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Upcoming Events

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    Fall Break

    November 25th - 29th, 2021

    Classes resume on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021


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    7:30p Boys V & JV Basketball@Home vs. California HS


    Tri-Scrimmage w/ Yough-California-Riverview

    We will broadcast the closed scrimmage live on NFHS network.


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  • 6p Girls V Basketball @Frazier HS


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  • 10a Boys V Basketball @North Hills HS

    Tri Scrimmage - North Hills HS, Yough, Brashear

    Address: 55 Rochester Road, Pgh. PA 15229

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  • Algebra 1 Keystone Exam Testing

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    7:30p Girls V Basketball @Home vs. Apollo-Ridge



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    7p Wrestling @Home vs. Greensburg Salem HS


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    5:30p Strategy Games Club

    Strategy Games Club will meet on the following dates from 5:30-9:30pm in Room 116 - please enter at Door #5 (Auditorium Doors)







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  • 5p Boys Basketball Tournament @Marion Center HS

    Tournament @Marion Center

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  • Girls V Basketball @Southmoreland Tip Off Tournament

    TImes TBA

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  • Boys Basketball Tournament @Marion Center

    Time TBA

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  • 8a Wrestling @Hampton HS - Hampton Duals

    Weigh ins are at 7:30am

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  • 7:30p Girls V Basketball @GCC


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    8am Chess Tournament for the Westmoreland County Gifted Coalition

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    7p Wrestling @Home vs. Southmoreland

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  • 7p Girls V Basketball @Ligonier Valley HS

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  • 7:30p Boys V Basketball @Uniontown HS


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  • 6p Boys JV Basketball @Uniontown HS


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  • 5:25p Boys V Basketball vs. Derry @Jeannette HS

    *Showcase game @Jeannette HS

    Yough vs. Derry

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    7:30p Girls V Basketball @Home vs. Belle Vernon

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Excuse/Early Dismissal & Vacation Forms

Please use this link to indicate an early dismissal or excuse for absence for your student(s).  No paper notes need to be sent in if this form is filled out.


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For the Educational Trip (Vacation) Request Form, Click on this link,  Educational Trip Form (Vacation Form).pdf  , then download, complete, and return to the office.  We can only approve up to 5 days per school year.


*Josten's - Ordering Graduation Announcements, Class Rings, and Other Information - Click on the links below to order Graduation Announcements/Class Rings:

Graduation - Jostens Forms.pdf           

Class Ring Order Forms and Information Jostens.pdf 


EARLY DISMISSAL FOR ALL STUDENTS - Wednesday, November 24th at 11:00 AM.

No School for Students & Staff - Thursday, November 25 to Monday, November 29.  School resumes on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.


EARLY DISMISSAL FOR ALL STUDENTS - Thursday, December 23rd at 11:00 AM.

No School for Students & Staff - Friday, December 25 to Friday, January 31.  School resumes on Monday, January 3, 2022.


Students who did not take the Spring, 2021 Keystone Exams will take them during the Winter Wave.

Algebra 1 Keystone Exam - December 7

Literature Keystone Exam - January 11

Biology Keystone Exam - January 12



We are accepting student parking applications throughout the school year.  In order to obtain a parking tag and be permitted to drive to school, students must complete the application, provide the necessary documents, and submit to a urine drug test at the school.  To download, view, and print the application, please click on this link:     STUDENT PARKING APPLICATION.pdf .  Copies are also available in the office.

Congratulations Dr. Sardon!

Congratulations to our Superintendent, Dr. Sardon, on receiving the Pitt School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award. Elite in Education.


List of District Accomplishments 2012-2018

 Congratulations to the 2021 YHS Homecoming King and Queen

Steven Kenderes and Gina Egidi