Altoona Area High School is located at 1415 6th Avenue in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The school serves students in Altoona, Logan Township and Tyrone Township. The Altoona area school district has a student population of nearly 8,000, with almost 1,700 in the high school.
The Altoona school district is one of the largest school districts in the state of Pennsylvania. The high school's mascot is a mountain lion, and the school colors are maroon and white. The school is 52 percent male and 48 percent female and serves students in seventh through 12th grades. Altoona Area High School is also the only high school in the Altoona school district.