Altoona Area High School

  • Altoona Area High School serves 1,684 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Altoona Area High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Altoona Area High School's student population of 1,684 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 114 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students1,684 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Altoona Area High School
Total Classroom Teachers114 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Altoona Area High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Altoona Area High School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank#781 out of 2820 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Altoona Area High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
7%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Altoona Area High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
91%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Altoona Area High School and the percentage of White public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Altoona Area High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.170.53
This chart display the diversity score of Altoona Area High School and the public school average diversity score of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
86%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Altoona Area High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Altoona Area High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAltoona Area School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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