Altoona Area High School

1415 6th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602 | (814) 946-8273
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,789
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3.5 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 1,789 middle and high school students from grades 7-12
  • Ranks 83rd out of 639 high schools in PA.
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Making Progress in School Improvement 1
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Patricia Burlingame
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Altoona Area School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $9,310
  • Graduation Rate: 72.2%
  • Dropout Rate: 4.7%
  • Students Per Teacher: 15.5
  • Enrolled Students: 7,995

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,789
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 116.7
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.3
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 887 (49.6%)
  • Females: 902 (50.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 182 (10.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 605 (33.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 787 (44.0%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Altoona Area High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Altoona Area High School
  Number Percent
10th Grade67337.6%
11th Grade57932.4%
12th Grade53730.0%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
Dropout Rate
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 3.5

3.5 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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5 reviews for Altoona Area High School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on October 15, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Bad school district. too many problems with administration. Too many violations of a person's rights and too much money wasted.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on September 01, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • graduated in 2000. and i am proud to call altoona home. not just because of the school but the people who help us along the way to achieve are dreams. while i am in iraqi i would like to keep in touch with all my friends i have lost and refound. so thank you and can't wait 2 come home.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on March 26, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I thank this school for giving me the education and diploma that gave me the opportunity to join the United States Army and fight for the freedoms that we hold so dear. Thank you to all the teachers, former or not, that helped me get to where I am today. And finally, to the class of 2007...HOOAH!!! IT'S AN ARMY THING! - PV2 SLOWIK.

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