About This School
The railroad town of great ethnic diversity gave rise to many ethnic churches, each with their own schools. For decades, these schools were staffed primarily by several religious orders of sisters. But as demographics changed and the number of religious diminished, the nature of the these parish schools had to change.
Altoona Central Catholic was a response to those changing circumstances. This new model for Catholic Schools in the Altoona area has met with great success, among other things, establishing the first middle school in the diocese.
In 2010, Altoona Central Catholic School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Pennsylvania average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.