The Huntingdon Area School District encompasses an active community of 20,000 residents living in Central Pennsylvania. Our district covers 275 square miles. The student population consists of approximately 850 elementary students (K-5). 410 Middle School Students (6-8), and 630 High School Students (9-12). Our student population is comprised of 3.32% gifted, 18% special education and 47% economically disadvantaged students.
With educational programs to meet the needs and goals of all students, the schools offer remedial education through gifted support programs. The schools also offer an extensive selection of electives including computer literacy, business education, agricultural and advanced science classes. Participation with the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center challenges interested students to advance to high-tech and career education programs. HASD has a collaborative partnership with Juniata College and Penn Highlands in Huntingdon that provides qualified students with a wide range of exceptional dual enrollment educational opportunities.
Extracurricular activities, interscholastic sports, excellent cooperation and support from the community, PTO’s, booster clubs, and volunteers enhance the efforts of the district staff.
Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit
The Middle School has been designated a low achieving school based on the results of state testing. Students there have the option to apply for the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program. For more information, please check out the links on the right side of the page.