Altoona Area High School
#213 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania
- Altoona Area School District, PA
Alum: Altoona Area High School provided an amusing point in my life. This school is overall pretty great compared to other high schools. The school is full of diversity, so I was able to make friends of all kinds. Almost all of the teachers showed care and support in my academic career, and put effort into understanding my teenage life. The clubs were decent, but that is because a lot of the finances went to the sports more than the clubs. It was a little upsetting. College readiness was not exactly a keen point in this high school, though. However, I did not take Advanced Placement classes, so it is unsure on how much different it was. I was able to use some skills and techniques from several classes, but college was definitely a lot different. I think Altoona Area High School needs to add life skills to the curriculum. I was not prepared whatsoever for life after I graduated, and in today's society, it is a big necessity to know how to live.
- 1,770 Students
- 16:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
- Private School
- New Hope, PA
Parent: Our child loves Solebury and we have seen such a difference in him both academically and socially. Solebury is a place where individuality is accepted and encouraged, students can be themselves and can shine doing so. It's not like other independent schools in that it doesn't try to fit a mold, it stays true to its mission and is a wonderful school for a teen to learn, explore and be themselves while receiving an outstanding academic experience. Students are encouraged to explore their interests while also preparing for college. There is not the same atmosphere of stress I have seen and heard of at other schools. This is the first time our son has expressed a love of learning, thank you Solebury!
- 235 Students
- 5:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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