School Highlight

School Highlight: Spring Creek Elementary

Spring Creek Elementary School is one of eight elementary schools located in the State College Area School District. Opened in the fall of 2019, this new facility combines the old Lemont and Houserville elementary schools into a modern, 71,486-square-foot building, perfectly designed for education in the 21st Century.

Over 350 students in kindergarten through fifth grade attend this state-of-the-art school, which utilizes 67 faculty and staff members. It's located in the community of Houserville at 217 Scholl Street, State College, a less than 10-minute drive from Penn State's campus.

Designed to be LEED gold certified, the building is equipped with solar panels that will produce at minimum 15 percent of the electricity it uses. Water and energy usage will also be lower than a similarly sized non-LEED...

School Highlight: State College Area High School

For many families making the move to Centre County, finding the perfect school district is a top concern.

Enter the top-rated State College Area School District, which operates 13 schools (one high, two middle and one elementary school), including the award-winning State College Area High School.


Located at 650 Westerly Parkway, State College, the high school educates approximately 2,500 students in grades 9 through 12. With over 400 academic and vocational courses, there’s a niche for nearly every child.

Students are encouraged to fill their high school career with courses that fit their individual interests and goals. The usual courses can be found here, but it may come as a surprise that the school offers such breadth in coursework. Take, for example, the language department, which offers Arabic,...