A Short History of the State College Area School District
The State College Area School District has come a long way since its modest beginning in 1896 with the erection of the two-story Frazier Street school. By the year 2000, the district would serve a population of over 79,000, and students would be housed in 15 buildings, comprised of 10 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 2 high school buildings and the Delta Program building.
Provided is a brief history of our school district from 1896 to the present.
We are continually adding to this section and asking for your assistance. If you have historical photos of State College school buildings, people or events, we would appreciate the opportunity to consider including them here.
Two printed historical booklets are available:
The Public Schools of the State College Area: A History, The First Forty-Four Years: 1896-1940, by Jo Hays and Margaret Riley
State College Area School District, A Historical Sketch Part II: 1940-2000
If you would like to receive one or both booklets, please contact the Communications Office at 814-235-4911 or e-mail email@example.com.