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Bedford Area High School

Bedford Area High School

Bedford County’s educational system encompasses nearly 300 square miles and serves a resident population close to 20,000. It constitutes hundreds of jobs for teachers, support personnel, and administrators. There are 21 public primary and secondary schools ministering to the academic needs of well over 7,000 students.

Here is a list of the public schools in Bedford County: Bedford Area School District, Chestnut Ridge School District, Everett Area School District, Tussey Mountain School District, Northern Bedford County School District and Bedford County Technical Center.

For more information, please see below:

Bedford County’s K-12 Public School Districts

Bedford Area School District
330 E John St., Bedford, PA 15522-1427
(814) 623-4250
Web Address:
Dr. Allen Sell – Superintendent
District Population: 16,890
District Square Miles: 300
Enrollment: 2,199
Administrators: 18; teachers: 165
Bedford Elementary
Bedford Middle School
Bedford Senior High School
HOPE for Hyndman Charter School
Everett Area School District
427 East South Street, Everett, PA 15537-1295
(814) 652-9114
Web Address:
Dr. Danny Webb- Superintendent
District Population: 9,949
District Square Miles: 294.8
Enrollment: 1,293
Administrators: 6; Teachers: 110
Breezewood Elementary
Everett Area Elementary
Everett Area Middle School
Everett Area High School
Chestnut Ridge School District
PO Box 80, Fishertown, PA 15539-0080
(814) 839-4195
Web Address:
Mr. Mark J. Kudlawiec – Superintendent
District Population: 10,727
District Square Miles: 224.6
Enrollment: 1,529
Administrators: 7; teachers: 131
Chestnut Ridge Central Elementary
Chestnut Ridge Middle School
Chestnut Ridge Senior High School
Northern Bedford County School District
152 NBC Drive, Loysburg, PA 16659-9549
(814) 766-2221
Web Address:
Mr. Todd Beatty – Superintendent
District Population: 6,556
District Square Miles: 112
Enrollment: 949
Administrators: 6; teachers: 92
Northern Bedford County Elementary School
Northern Bedford County Middle/High School
Claysburg-Kimmel School District
Bedford Street, Claysburg, PA 16625-9702
(814) 239-5141
Web Address:
Ms. Royce Boyd – Superintendent
District Population: 5,407
District Square Miles: 56.3 (In Bedford and Blair Counties)
Enrollment: 920
Administrators: 4; teachers: 65
Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary
Claysburg-Kimmel High School
Tussey Mountain School District
199 Front Street, Saxton, PA 16678-8610
(814) 635-2975
Mark Bollman – Superintendent
District Population: 7,700
District Square Miles: 173 (In Bedford and Huntingdon Counties)
Enrollment: 1,009
Administrators: 6; teachers: 100
Defiance Elementary
Robertsdale Elementary
Saxton-Liberty Elementary
Tussey Mountain Junior/Senior High School
Bedford County Technical Center
195 Pennknoll Rd., Everett, PA 15537-6946
(814) 623-2760
Web Address:
Dr. David DiPasquale – Administrative Director
Enrollment: 275 Administrators: 1; teachers: 11; students: 522

Post-Secondary Education

Bedford County Technical Center Professional Courses
Institutional Food Works
Engineering Technologies
Engineering Related Fields
Child Care and Support Services Management
Construction Trades
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder
Health/Medical Assisting Services
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science

There are a variety of opportunities for post-secondary study in Bedford County and the region.

Bedford County Campus Allegany College of Maryland
Founded in 1990, the branch campus for AC of Maryland’s Cumberland home campus provides a broad range of day and evening classes for nearly 300 students annually who are pursuing 2-year degrees at the Center’s $1.5 million Everett campus.

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Allegany College also has an articulation agreement with California University of Pennsylvania, which allows students to complete a four-year degree in the county.

Within a 50-mile radius of Bedford County, there are five excellent four-year colleges or universities which offer a variety of undergraduate degree opportunities.

The Altoona Campus of Penn State University is less than 30 minutes from the county by I-99. See their website for more information about the second largest of the PSU campuses.

Just over an hour away is the main Campus of Penn State University in State College. With more than 40,000 students enrolled annually, PSU is one of the top state universities in the United States.

Juniata College, in Huntingdon, PA, is a well-regarded, private liberal arts college, less than 30 minutes from the county.

St. Francis University is a small, liberal arts college in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus is also an easy drive from western Bedford County.