Altoona Area School District

Altoona Area School District

The Altoona Area School District is a public school district based in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The school district includes all of Altoona, Logan Township and a small portion of Tyrone Township. With a student body of approximately 8,400, it is the 18th largest school district in Pennsylvania. It is one of the largest employers in Blair County with a staff of over 1,500.

In 2002, the Altoona Area School District achieved its long-term goal of becoming ISO 9001 certified. It was the fifth school district in the United States to achieve this designation.


The Altoona Area School District operates twenty-one campuses, including one senior high, one junior high, and ten elementary schools. There are also several support locations.

econdary Schools

:* Altoona Area High School:* Altoona Area Junior High School:* William P. Kimmel Alternative School

Altoona Area Junior High School

After years of planning and preparation, the Altoona Area School District broke ground for the new Altoona Area Junior High School on Friday, April 28, 2006.

The new school will replace Roosevelt, which opened in 1924, and Keith, which opened in 1930. The new junior high school is complete and will be open for the 2008-2009 school year, which begins August 26, 2008. An estimated 1,800 students will attend grades 7-9.

Elementary Schools

:* McAuliffe Heights Program at Irving:* Juniata Elementary:* Juniata Gap Elementary:* Logan Elementary:* Wright Elementary:* Baker Elementary:* Ebner Elementary:* Penn-Lincoln Elementary:* Pleasant Valley Elementary:* Washington-Jefferson Elementary

External links

* [ Altoona Area School District]
* [ Altoon Area Junior High School]

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