School Details

Altoona Area Jr High School

1400 7th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 381-7512
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-9 1837 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

85%
84%
80%
75%
75%
76%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Altoona Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
82%
76%
78%
77%
80%
64%
63%
60%
85%
83%
73%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Altoona Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Altoona Area Jr High School is a public middle school in Altoona. 1,837 children attend Altoona Area Jr High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 58% of the 1,837 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Altoona Area Jr High School is 14:1. Central PA Digital Learning Foundation CS is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 91%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 7%
Hispanic 1.0% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    Too big too many too much! No interaction between student and teachers-classes are extremely fast and children are left behind.

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  • Principal leadership
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