About the District

Last Updated: 8/2/2021 11:23 AM


For all learners to maximize their individual potential within the challenges of our global society, the Hollidaysburg Area School District will be:  

  • A school district that creates a culture of learning where creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication are developed in a rigorous academic environment with a focus on continuous improvement for all learners.
  • An innovative school district that inspires excellence in academics, athletics, arts, and activities for all learners every day.
  • A safe and nurturing learning environment where respect for all is fundamental.

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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.