Altoona Area High School

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1415 6th Ave

Altoona, PA 16602

(814) 946-8273

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Grades: 10 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,350

Students Per Teacher: 9

Parent Reviews

17 Parent Reviews for Altoona Area High School

This school worships their football players (who aren't even that good?) great special education programs, but this school is way too concerned about appearances of their students and not about the kid themself

Posted by a other on 04/26/13

Altoona High School is a safe, caring environment for our teens. They have curriculum that fits every child's learning needs. Plus they ready our children for the future. They offer vocational technical certificates, extensive college preparatory curriculum and help finding the perfect college and/or ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/03/09

very good a ton of extra activities

Posted by a student on 03/01/09

I am a former student and I must agree that the school takes great pride in its sports and music programs; however, one must look at the number of students able to participate in them. The school provided me with a concrete base to achieve greatness in my further education at both Penn State and Mt. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/10/08

As a former student, I must disagree with many of the disgruntled parents that do not feel the school offers a quality education. While athletics and involvement do seem to effect an appearance of favoritism, I do believe it is a direct result of the more intense contact between the active students ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/18/08

The Altoona Area School District only concerns itself with a 'us versus them' mentality. They are more concerned with the football team than academics. Unless your some of the select few students you are treated as 'no bodies' and I say that because I was a former student their myself. The school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/03/07

[ I also agree with most reviews here] I think the school is too caught up in sports than worrying about what's important. Sure there are a lot of activities to choose from but if you don't take part in anything the school has to offer it's like they look right over you. On the other hand, if you do ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/28/06

I thought that the level of parental involvment was minimal. Although some parents got involved, most were left out. There are a ton of extracurricular activities that you can be involved in too.

Posted by a former student on 08/12/05

I think Altoona Area High school is an excellent school system. Most teachers work very hard to assist students in achieving their educational goals, and my son had excellent treatment. There is a wide variety of educational programs for students to choose as well as a plethora of electives and extracurricular ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/10/05

I am a parent of two daughters that graduated from AAHS and both left the area to go to college. I can't express how happy I am that they are not subjected to the 'rat race' of this school any longer. The administration and staff have no interest in the true welfare of these children. Teachers are allowed ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/21/05

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Test scores for Altoona Area High School

PSSA* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
Altoona Area High School
Altoona Area School District
* In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Altoona schools — Altoona Area High School is located at 1415 6th Ave, Altoona PA 16602. 1415 6th Ave is in the 16602 ZIP code in Altoona, PA The school district for Altoona Area High School is the Altoona Area School District. Altoona Area High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 10 - 12.
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