1375 Martin Street, State College, PA 16803 • 814-231-8200
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State College School District

State College is a large suburban-rural public school district in Centre County and home to Penn State University - the largest employer in the area. There are 9 elementary schools, 3 secondary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school divided between two buildings. In addition to those, there are 4 public charter schools. These schools draw students from State College, Boalsburg, Park Forest, Port Matilda, Pennsylvania Furnace, Centre Hall, Pine Grove Mills, Lemont, and Bellefonte. All schools have an extensive extracurricular program for students that includes clubs, activities, and sports. Their mascot is the Little Lion, and the school colors are maroon and gray. 

State College has also been given the nickname of "Happy Valley," a name that saw some usage in the 1950s, but became more widely used and recognized starting in the late 1960s.

In 2013, it was ranked as the third safest metropolitan area in the United States by the CQ Press and in 2016 by Best College Reviews as the 8th best college town in the nation.

List of Schools

8

State College Area High School
• Grades 8-12
2288 Students • WebsiteGreatSchools

8

Mount Nittany Middle School
• Grades 6-8
763 Students • WebsiteGreatSchools

10

Corl Street Elementary School
• Grades K-5
243 Students • GreatSchools

8

Easterly Parkway Elementary School
• Grades K-5
340 Students • GreatSchools

9

Houserville/Lemont Elementary School
• Grades K-5
343 Students • GreatSchools

10

Radio Park Elementary School
• Grades K-5
350 Students • GreatSchools

8

Park Forest Elementary School
• Grades K-5
475 Students • GreatSchools

9

Park Forest Middle School
• Grades 6-8
826 Students • GreatSchools

9

Ferguson Township Elementary School
• Grades K-5
352 Students • GreatSchools

10

Gray's Woods Elementary School
• Grades K-5
383 Students • GreatSchools

Nittany Valley Charter School
• Grades 1-8
49 Students • WebsiteGreatSchools

7

Centre Learning Community Charter School
• Grades 5-8
102 Students • GreatSchools

State College School District Market Snapshot

Properties by Price Range

Active and Pending Property Counts

Median Market Price
$219,900

Average Market Price
$352,732

Average Days on Market
75