The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) hereby notified us that the Huntingdon Area School District has been identified as having at least one school designated as a low-achieving school. The following is the school within the district designated as low achieving:
- Huntingdon Area MS
Pursuant to Act 86 of 2016, the Department of Education produced a list of public elementary and secondary schools within the Commonwealth that are in the lowest 15 percent of their designation for the previous full academic year.
Public elementary and secondary schools (excluding brick-and-mortar and cyber charter schools, and area vocational-technical schools) within the commonwealth that ranked in the lowest 15 percent of its designation for the 2018-19 school year is based on the combined Mathematics/Algebra I and Reading/Literature scores from the annual assessments (PASA, PSSA, and/or Keystone) administered in 2019.
Students who reside in an attendance zone of a school that was on a previous list of low performing schools but is not on the 2020-21 list may apply to a Scholarship Organization to continue receiving a scholarship.
An overview of the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program is provided within this link.