Altoona Area School District

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AASD Facts

  • The school district encompasses 59.6 square miles in the city of Altoona, Logan Township and a small portion of Tyrone Township.
  • The physical plant covers 128 acres and more than 1.5 million square feet are maintained.
  • The assessed value of real estate int he school district exceeds $300 million.
  • With nearly 7,800 students, Altoona Area is one of Pennsylvania's largest school districts.
  • Nearly 60 percent of the Class of 2016 will move on to post-secondary education or military service.
  • AASD has eight elementary schools, one junior high school, one high school, a secondary alternative education school and a Community Education Center.
  • Three fields, each with artificial turf enhance physical education, intramural and interscholastic athletic opportunities.
  • The Community Education Center in the Stevens Building serves more than 400 clients each year. GED test preparation, job skill training and academic refresher courses for post-secondary training are offered.
  • The Community Education Center's Family Literacy program has been recognized by the Department of Education as one of the best in Pennsylvania.
  • School cafeterias serve over 1,900 breakfasts and 6,000 lunches daily.
  • On a daily basis, buses and vans transport 4,870 students to AASD schools and 500 students to non-public schools.
  • Secondary athletes use the Sheetz Athletic Training Center at mansion Park thanks to a large gift from the Sheetz family.
  • AASD is a member of the Blair County Changer Business Hall of Fame and is the fourth largest employer in Blair County.
  • The Learning Express Preschool Program at W&J is a free program open to all families residing within the Altoona Area School District. The Learning Express serves children that range from three to five years of age. Both general education and special education Early Intervention preschool services are offered to qualifying children who are not yet eligible for kindergarten.