State College Area High School

423 reviews
  1. State College Area School District
  2. 8-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. Outcomes
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports & Fitness
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
653 Westerly Parkway
State College, PA 16801
Telephone
(814) 231-1111
Website
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State College Area High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1230
Average ACT
28

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
AP Enrollment
37%
AP Exam Pass Rate
30%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
37%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    23%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    68%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    7%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    2%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 101 responses
  • State high football games
    23%
  • Prom & All Night Party
    17%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Senior Week
    12%
  • Senior Run
    9%
  • Renaissance Fair
    6%
  • Physics Hershey trip
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
2,358
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,636
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
24%
Female Athletes
21%
Expenses Per Student
$16,311/ year
National
$11,927
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses

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Reviews

423 reviews
  • Excellent
    61
  • Very Good
    207
  • Average
    137
  • Poor
    17
  • Terrible
    1
It was alright. I enjoyed the school and appreciated the funding that was given. I would go to the school again because of that reason.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago
This school provides tons of great opportunities for the students here. This school is unique because State High and Penn State have so many close ties, so students from the high school get to work directly with the university. I would choose this school again if I had to do it all over again because there are such a wide range of classes that it really prepares you to go off to college. The classes also let you explore different career options. It isn't "the best" option because of the construction. In the long run, the construction of the new school will be good for students and the community, but right now it's a nuisance for students and staff.
  • High School Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
I really liked State High and it was easy to get involved in different organizations and clubs. There are so many opportunities available through this school, and they offer a lot of different electives that you can take and figure out what you're interested in. The students can be clique-y sometimes and the administrators can be very biased when it comes to athletes and wealthy students but not so much that affects your education just in punishment for them.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago