• Community and High School

    State College, home to about 42,000 permanent residents comprises part of the largest metropolitan area in Centre County.

    Located in the center of Pennsylvania, the borough and adjacent townships form the State College Area School District and Centre Region, a vibrant community fueled by Penn State. With 46,000 undergraduate and graduate students at its University Park campus in State College, the university serves as an economic engine, employing the most residents, supporting scientific and high-tech industries and helping make the area a regional retail hub.

    Though it’s growing, State College remains at heart a small college town with downtown shops, tree-lined streets and tranquil parks. Minutes from town lie working farms, state forests and mountains. Sports are popular, but a wealth of cultural opportunities-from classical music concerts to Broadway shows-exist for a diverse population representing a variety of academic, scientific, medical, artistic, commercial and agricultural occupations.


    • Four year public school
    • Comprehensive curriculum: academic and vocational-technical
    • Enrollment of grades 9 - 12 is 2,275

    • Pennsylvania Department of Education AWARDS


    •SAT scores for 2015 ranked 24th out of 650 schools in Pennsylvania

    • U.S. News & World Report Silver Medal
    • Siemans AP High School Award for the highest test averages in Pennsylvania on exams in Math, Science and Computer Science
    • Ranked second best college town by Niche in 2015 State College was ranked second smartest city by Lumosity in 2013
    • NAMM Foundation named State College as a “Best Community for Music Education”
    • PMEA All-State and All-Eastern 100 best high schools for Music and Grammy Awards
    • Grammy Signature School Award Semifinalist 2014


Last Modified on January 11, 2017