Altoona Area High School

  • Altoona Area High School serves 1,778 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 73% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 79% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Altoona Area High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than 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 32%.

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School Overview

  • Altoona Area High School's student population of 1,778 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 113 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students1,778 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Altoona Area High School
Total Classroom Teachers113 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Altoona Area High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Altoona Area High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Altoona Area High School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
1%
10%
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Black
8%
15%
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White
91%
68%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Altoona Area High School and the percentage of White students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Altoona Area High School and the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pennsylvania by year.PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.170.26
This chart display the diversity score of Altoona Area High School and the average diversity score of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate
88%
86%
This chart display graduation rate of Altoona Area High School and graduation rate of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Altoona Area High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Altoona Area High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAltoona Area School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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