GreatSchools Rating: 6 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
Altoona's rating is based on its public schools' test results; 10 is best. Learn more

Top-Rated Altoona Public Schools

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Irving El School
Altoona Area High School
Baker El School
Juniata El School
Altoona Area Jr High School
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GCS has really gone downhill in this past year. There is a total lack of discipline. T...

Posted 26 days ago

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This school is a joke. The academics are weak and several teachers barely teach. A few ...

Posted 89 days ago

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I love GCS! There is such a great family atmosphere, everyone there is all friends! My ...

Posted 90 days ago

What's it like to live in Altoona?

Median household income $34,629 $49,897 $50,935
Median home price $72,000 $150,400 $152,300
Cost of living (% of national avg)86% 101% 100%
Unemployment 7% 8% 9%
Violent crime index (1 is lowest)654
Days per year with some sun: 191
Days per year with some precipitation: 139
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Source: Sperling's Best Places
Population: 46,320
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