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State College Area School District is a top rated, public school district located in State College, PA. It has 6,888 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
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State College Area School District Reviews
It’s great! One of the best public High Schools I’ve ever seen. They have an amazing career program and more elective options than I have ever seen. Many of the school programs are heavily integrated with the University. I’m taking a clinical observations class this year, and we get to shadow jobs in the hospital at Mount Nittany Medical Center on par with experiences of a Penn State Medical Student. All of the faculty is helpful and dedicated, and avalibility to take AP or advanced courses is massive, as well as is the opportunity for aid in classes where students are struggling. Overall amazing school!
The schools are technically great. There is a lot of money invested into the schools in State College, PA, but this does not makeup the entire experience of the schools. There is far too much emphasis on sports. Not all of the students here have any interest in sports, and someone such as myself might prefer that more money go into art or music. There are also plenty of teachers who consistently do not do their jobs well and continue to be allowed to teach. This is not to say they are all bad, but there are some that are just awful. I think while I am privileged to be given these opportunities, there are too many students per one school, and the high school experience is about the same as it would be anywhere else which is just fine. Not great.
From being a student at State High for three years starting my sophomore year, I can see that State High tries their best to provide a diverse community for their students. I love that this school and it's teachers encourage every student to break the status quo and stand up for what they believe in. Our school is very big on encouraging activism and not stopping till seeing that a change has been made. Although my school is very good at breaking through the stereotypical norms, one thing we can always improve on is safety. At my old school they had metal detectors that every student had to go through before entering the school. As of right now, It would be very easy for a student with a weapon in their backpack to enter the school as long as they have their student ID. We always can improve on safety because we are at a time in society where these extra measures need to be taken in order to assure all students safety.