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 814 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 222 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.6 from 222 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: the teachers here are inconsistent. Some teach very well and some bore their students to sleep.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Some older teachers need to retire
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Since the Sandy Hook shootings, our school district has made it a point to amp up our security and safety standards. All visitors are required to stop at the guard station and check in with an ID, doors are locked and remain locked from 7:33 onward, doors are constantly monitored throughout the mornings, as well as the hallways, two armed officers make rounds throughout the school during the day, lock down drills are performed, and the list goes on. Hollidaysburg has done an excellent job preparing in as many ways as possible for the worst case scenario.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The are a variety of extracurricular activities to choose from, whether it be music related, sports related, or academically related. Musically, you can be a part of the theater, marching band, various band ensembles (Jazz, Jazz II, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Concert Band), orchestras (Chamber Strings and Orchestra), and Fantasia (higher level, audition only choir group). The school has practically every high school available, except for field hockey, gymnastics, and archery. There are no "try outs" for any of the sports, meaning anyone can participate. From Quiz Team to STEM Club to The Hollidaysburg History Club, you can choose a more academically based after school activity. We also have a few community service groups, Eco-Action and Key Club, that go out to make a difference for the place that we live in. Last but not least, we have language clubs for the four languages available in the school district (Spanish, Latin, French, and German). They all participate in some way within the community or the school. German Club is by far the most active, with sponsoring our Winter Formal every year, bringing in exchange students/sending exchange students, and doing fundraisers throughout the year to pay for all of the wonderful things they do. Sports and music related extracurriculars are the most popular in the school.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: In my three years in the Senior High School, I've had a handful of teachers that have gone above and beyond in the classroom, with a variety of teaching techniques, their want to help each and every student succeed, and simply their natural gifts as teachers. The experiences I've had with them are ones I will remember not only for the remainder of my academic career through college, but for the rest of my life. Overall, the teachers in the school are good at what they do. Nearly every single one is extremely knowledgeable about the subjects they teach and remain up-to-date about information surrounding their subjects.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.66 Charles W. Longer Elementary School Public
3.66 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
3.00 Pleasant Valley Elementary School Public
3.00 Baker Elementary School Public
3.66 Foot of Ten Elementary School Public
3.00 Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Private, Religious
St. Patrick School Private, Religious
William P. Kimmel Alternative School Public, Alternative
3.00 Mowrie A. Ebner Elementary School Public
2.33 Blair County Christian School Private, Religious
Altoona Central Catholic School Private, Religious
3.00 Altoona Area High School Public
3.00 Altoona Area Junior High School Public
Penn-Lincoln Elementary School Public
2.66 Great Commission Schools Private, Religious
Northwestern Human Services Autism School Private, Special Education
Faith Tabernacle School Private, Religious
3.00 Irving Elementary School Public
3.00 Juniata Gap Elementary School Public
3.00 Logan Elementary School Public
3.33 Juniata Elementary School Public
3.00 Spring Cove Elementary School Public
3.00 Spring Cove Middle School Public
Piney Creek Parochial School Private, Religious
2.66 Central High School Public
3.00 Penn Cambria Middle School Public
3.00 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. 525
3.33 Claysburg-Kimmel High School 11 mi. 415
3.00 Penn Cambria High School 10 mi. 521
3.33 Northern Bedford County Middle School 18 mi. 541
2.66 Tyrone Area High School 18 mi. 516

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


Female 52%
Male 47%

Student Diversity

Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School United States Central High School Claysburg-Kimmel High School Northern Bedford County Middle School Penn Cambria High School Tyrone Area High School
White 96.0% 51.0% 97.0% 98.0% 97.0% 99.0% 97.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 10 32.9%
Grade 11 30.1%
Grade 12 37.0%

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Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 29% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 27% Students
  • 24% Individualized attention from teachers
  • 19% Music/drama program
  • 14% Variety of extracurricular activities
  • 5% Homecoming
  • 5% Art program
  • 5% Orchestra

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 37% Taking a swimming course
  • 26% Its the air conditioning.
  • 16% The administration
  • 16% It is always freezing
  • 5% The dress code

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 20 responses

  • 30% Music depatment is recognized nationally
  • 25% Student section at sporting events
  • 20% We have a great balance of the arts and athletics.
  • 15% The sports teams. we are passionate.
  • 5% Giving back to the community
  • 5% Nothing I know of.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 64% Golden tiger pride.
  • 14% Relaxed, yet safe and secure
  • 14% Close-knit community
  • 9% 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 14 responses

  • 57% Don't be afraid to ask questions
  • 36% You will have to take a swimming course
  • 7% Open-mindedness will maximize your experience

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 17% I love everything about this school.
  • 61% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 22% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.