Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School in Hollidaysburg, PA - Niche

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Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School is a public school in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. It has 822 students in grades 10-12. According to state standards, 77% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 190 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1510 North Montgomery Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
(814) 695-4416

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3.7 from 190 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Bob Gildea the superintendent is a horrible administrator as is most of the School Board. The HS principal Maureen Lechner is a puppet of Gildea. The security guard for the HS Wayne Bush should be jailed, a former cop (not a good one) thinks he still is a cop, has tackled kids and broken bones. These leaders as well as most of the board do not have an ounce of common sense between them. Hide behind closed doors, ban people from speaking at meetings if they do not like what they have to say and ban people from school property when they become a potential voice for the public. Get rid of these 3 plus 1/2 the board and you would have a great district again like we had with the past superintendent.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: HAHS is a great school. I had amazing experiences during my high school career. Experiences to point out would be Art Club, great teachers, and the student section. Being in art club felt like belonging to another family and we have back to the community with the "Empty Bowls" project. The teachers were always willing to help with scholastic & personal issues. The student section was like another family as well. Everyone always looked forward to Friday night football games. I would definitely choose this school again. The Golden Tigers walk with pride, do our best, and unite together. It is a great, safe place to learn.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 3
    Overall Experience: i only went to this school for a couple weeks i was a transfer student at the end of my senior year
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: The athletes rule the school. The football games are well attended by friends and family of players and family of the marching band. We have nice things, just not very good teams.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: My band director had to be the best. He goes above and beyond the call of a director. He's almost like a foster parent to everyone; even those who aren't in music. He's constantly smiling and in a good mood, and makes everyone feel part of a family. My chemistry teacher though spelled my last name wrong in March.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
4.00 Charles W. Longer Elementary School Public
4.00 Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School Public
Hollidaysburg Catholic School Private, Religious
Penn Mont Academy Private, Montessori
St. John the Evangelist School Private, Religious
St. Rose of Lima School Private, Religious
3.66 Frankstown Elementary School Public
2.66 Pleasant Valley Elementary School Public
2.33 Baker Elementary School Public
4.00 Foot of Ten Elementary School Public
2.00 Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Private, Religious
St. Patrick School Private, Religious
William P. Kimmel Alternative School Public, Alternative
2.33 Mowrie A. Ebner Elementary School Public
Blair County Christian School Private, Religious
Central Pennsylvania Digtal Learning Foundation Charter School Public, Charter, Online
Altoona Central Catholic School Private, Religious
3.00 Altoona Area High School Public
3.00 Altoona Area Junior High School Public
2.33 Penn-Lincoln Elementary School Public
2.33 Wright Elementary School Public
2.33 Great Commission Schools Private, Religious
Northwestern Human Services Autism School Private, Special Education
Faith Tabernacle School Private, Religious
2.66 Washington-Jefferson Elementary School Public
3.00 Irving Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.33 Juniata Gap Elementary School Public
2.66 Logan Elementary School Public
3.00 Juniata Elementary School Public
2.66 Spring Cove Elementary School Public
3.00 Spring Cove Middle School Public
Piney Creek Parochial School Private, Religious
2.66 Central High School Public
3.66 Penn Cambria Middle School Public
2.66 Penn Cambria Pre-Primary School Public
3.00 Penn Cambria High School Public
All Saints Catholic School Private, Religious

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Central High School 10 mi. 516
3.00 Bellwood-Antis High School 11 mi. 393
3.00 Penn Cambria High School 10 mi. 527
3.33 Northern Bedford County Middle School 18 mi. 566
3.00 Tyrone Area High School 18 mi. 549

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School United States Bellwood-Antis High School Central High School Northern Bedford County Middle School Penn Cambria High School Tyrone Area High School
White 96.0% 51.0% 99.0% 96.0% 97.0% 99.0% 97.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 10 35.5%
Grade 11 31.6%
Grade 12 32.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 40% Students
  • 35% Individualized attention from teachers
  • 15% Music/drama program
  • 5% Orchestra
  • 5% Variety of extracurricular activities

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 38% Taking a swimming course
  • 31% Its the air conditioning.
  • 12% The administration
  • 12% It is always freezing
  • 6% The dress code

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 12 responses

  • 25% The sports teams. we are passionate.
  • 25% We have a great balance of the arts and athletics.
  • 25% Music depatment is recognized nationally
  • 8% Student section at sporting events
  • 8% Giving back to the community
  • 8% Nothing I know of.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 71% Golden tiger pride.
  • 21% Relaxed, yet safe and secure
  • 7% He make the calls and protects the halls.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 64% Don't be afraid to ask questions
  • 36% You will have to take a swimming course

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 20% I love everything about this school.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.