DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT
The Hollidaysburg Area School District community is dedicated to educating all learners by maximizing the growth of each individual.
DISTRICT VISION STATEMENT
To maximize the growth of each individual, the Hollidaysburg Area School District will…
- strive to meet the educational, social-emotional, and behavioral needs of all learners through rigorous academics, athletics, arts, and extra- curricular opportunities
- empower learners to discover and develop their strengths and interests to prepare for college, vocational/trade schools, military service, and/or the workforce.
- promote citizenship and leadership qualities which foster independent and productive members of an ever-changing society.
- maximize the use of technology resources with a focus on creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication for all learners
- cultivate healthy relationships in a safe and mutually respectful learning environment where accountability is fundamental
About the District
The district consists of approximately 480 employees: 260 teachers, 22 administrative/supervisory staff, and 195 support staff. Roughly 3,200 students attend the Hollidaysburg Area School District in grades K-12. There are three K-6 elementary buildings: Charles W. Longer Elementary, Frankstown Elementary, and Foot of Ten Elementary. The Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School serves students in grades 7-9, and the Senior High School serves grades 10-12. The average graduating class size is roughly 280 students.
Hollidaysburg Area School District students can also attend the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center for career/vocational education, beginning as early as 9th grade.
The School Community
The Hollidaysburg Area School District is located in the center of Blair County, in central Pennsylvania, approximately 95 miles east of Pittsburgh and 130 miles west of Harrisburg. The district encompasses 120 square miles and comprises the boroughs of Hollidaysburg, Duncansville and Newry, and the townships of Allegheny, Blair, Frankstown, and Juniata. With Hollidaysburg as the Blair County seat, the district has a stable population of approximately 26,500 residents. Seven colleges are located in the region including St. Francis University, Juniata College, Mount Aloysius College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State-Altoona Campus, and the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Campus.