• Welcome to State College Area High School, home of the Little Lions!

    State High is a high-performing, comprehensive high school that has a robust course offering, including 63 advanced and AP electives, and 12 in-house Career and Technical Programs. State High's staff is dedicated to making our students college- and career-ready and competitive in a global society. Our teachers are highly trained, skilled and committed to fostering relationships with students, parents, and community members.

    Our students are recognized for their achievements in the following areas:

    • National Merit semifinalists and finalists
    • Nationally recognized Arts, Music, and Career competitions
    • Various awards achieved through more than 100 extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities.    

    For our incoming ninth grade students, we have a program called the Ninth Grade Learning Community (9LC). This program is designed to promote a successful transition for incoming ninth grade students by providing a system that encourages responsive teaching and learning. Teachers collaborate in order to help students reach their potential, establish healthy relationships, and discover their strengths and passions in a safe and welcoming learning environment. Learn more here
    Fast Facts: 
    • 581 graduates
    • 96.8% graduation rate
    • 80% continue their post-high school education
    • 23 National AP Scholars
    • 23rd out of 650 schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores
    • 63 Advanced Placement and advanced courses offered
    • 76 high school activities and clubs offered
    • 26 high school athletic teams
    • 15 District 6 Athletic Titles last year
    • 19 Bands, orchestras, choirs and rock ensembles
    State College Area High School
    Principal: Laura Tobias
    650 Westerly Parkway
    Phone: 814-231-1111
Last Modified on April 17, 2023