State College Area High School in State College, PA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    8-12
  • Students
    2,358
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    427 3.7
  • Ranking

State College Area High School is a public coed school in State College, Pennsylvania. It has 2,358 students in grades 8-12. According to state standards, 88% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 427 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

653 Westerly Parkway
State College, PA 16801
(814) 231-1111

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 427 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are so many options for students, including sports and clubs.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Teachers: Teachers are above average in quality. Most of them care about their students. As would be expected, there are a few who students proclaim to be horrible teachers.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The school has reasonable policies related to safety and takes reasonable measures to ensure students are safe.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: State College Area High School is overall a very good school. My children are happy with their experiences at the school, but I've also heard stories from parents of other kids who don't have positive experiences.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Academics: There are a lot of great classes and teachers, but there are also teachers who seem barely qualified to teach their classes.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.66 Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Charter School Public, Charter, Coed
Northwestern Human Services Autism School Private, Special Education, Coed
3.66 Grace Prep High School Private, Religious, Coed
4.33 Radio Park Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Centre Learning Community Charter School Public, Charter, Coed
Wonderland Charter School Public, Charter, Coed
4.33 Houserville/Lemont Elementary School Public, Coed
4.33 Mount Nittany Middle School Public, Coed
4.33 Mount Nittany Elementary School Public, Coed
4.33 Ferguson Township Elementary School Public, Coed
4.33 Park Forest Elementary School Public, Coed
4.33 Park Forest Middle School Public, Coed
4.33 Gray's Woods Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Benner Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Pleasant Gap Elementary School Public, Coed
Centre County Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed
3.00 Bellefonte Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Centre Hall-Potter Elementary School Public, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Mifflin County High School 19 mi. 1,226
2.00 Central Mountain High School 29 mi. 1,254
3.00 Altoona Area High School 34 mi. 1,658
3.33 Carlisle Area High School 52 mi. 1,479
2.66 Chambersburg Area Senior High School 60 mi. 2,054

Around State College Area High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

State College Area High School United States Pennsylvania Altoona Area High School Carlisle Area High School Central Mountain High School Chambersburg Area Senior High School Mifflin County High School
White 83.0% 51.0% 71.2% 91.0% 75.0% 96.0% 69.0% 93.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.8% 3.5% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 9.2% 0% 6.0% 1.0% 15.0% 1.0%
African American 3.0% 15.0% 13.3% 6.0% 9.0% 1.0% 9.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 2.7% 0% 6.0% 0% 3.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 8 0.5%
Grade 9 24.2%
Grade 10 23.9%
Grade 11 24.4%
Grade 12 27.0%

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 62 responses

  • 74% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 55 responses

  • 23% A lot of opportunities
  • 22% Career related classes
  • 20% Variety of courses offered
  • 13% Clubs
  • 10% Concern for each student's success
  • 6% A push towards college
  • 5% Helps prepare you well for the future.
  • 2% Teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 23% The building is falling apart around you
  • 20% Lack of air conditioning
  • 19% Crossing
  • 16% It floods, inside and out
  • 12% Very cliquey
  • 7% A number of mean or uninterested teachers
  • 2% The Delta Program is a 15 minute walk to the H.S.
  • 1% The stress of homework and taking hard classes

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 59 responses

  • 54% The proximity to PSU
  • 15% It is made up of two buildings
  • 15% The quality of education
  • 14% Number of classes offered
  • 2% Unique Classes

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 55 responses

  • 64% It is great and has a lot to offer.
  • 27% It's ok
  • 5% Extensive
  • 4% Accepting

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 46% Be prepared for the bigness!
  • 27% Participate in activities which will helpw/friends
  • 12% Don't waste time or procrastinate.
  • 7% Sign up for anything that sounds interesting!
  • 7% Use as many free courses as possible

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 52 responses

  • 13% I love everything about this school.
  • 79% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.