State College Area High School

  • State College Area High School serves 2,278 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 85% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 82% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • State College Area High School's student population of 2,278 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 195 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students2,278 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of State College Area High School
Total Classroom Teachers195 teachers
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School Comparison

  • State College Area High School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of State College Area High School is 0.29, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#121 out of 2,835 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of State College 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of State College Area High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of State College Area High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
7%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in State College Area High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in State College Area High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
2%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in State College Area High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
84%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in State College Area High School and the percentage of White public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in State College Area High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.290.27
This chart display the diversity score of State College Area High School and the public school average diversity score of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in State College Area High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in State College Area High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameState College Area SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  
State High is a huge, anonymous school that provides an elite education to elite students and a totally average education to everyone else. The shiny new building is impressive but if your kid wants to be in the school play or actually participate on a sports team, good luck with that. The non-advanced curriculum is uninspired. SCASD is the first to tell you they are a world-class school district, but in our experience, they are entirely average.
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5  
While the facilities are outdated, nothing else is! The school is very technologically advanced and have laptop carts(30 Mac laptops) in almost every classroom. Staff are always being trained with new information and are presented with new teaching techniques. There are hundreds of student clubs to join that are founded on everything from anime to environmental to community service, art, swing dance, christian athletes, hot steppers etc. State High, as it is often referred to, wins many athletic and music awards each year and are held high in both areas. There is an alternative school called Delta for those who do not like learning in the State High setting. They are able to study unique subjects and get more one-on-one time with teachers. Delta is located only a few blocks from State High, so many Delta kids can walk to the original high school for classes not offered at Delta.
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