The AASD Mission

The primary mission of the Altoona Area School District is to deliver the written curriculum in a thorough and efficient manner to every school-age student, and measure said delivery to its purported effect.
The secondary missions are to instruct students on standards of behavior which should include, but not be limited to: manners, responsibility, reliability, dependability, selfdiscipline, self esteem and perseverance; and to become partners with our community in economic revitalization and development.

A Message From The Principal

As the principal of Juniata Elementary, I would like to welcome you to the Juniata Elementary School Web page from all the faculty and staff who work day in and day out with our Juniata Elementary children. Everyone involved in the education of Juniata Elementary students – parents, teachers, support staff, and other members of the faculty all have an important role to encourage our children to become active learners. It is my sincere desire to provide expanding opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive in the 21st century.
We will strive to make Juniata Elementary school a place where students look forward to going and a place they do not want to leave at the end of 6th grade. All children are born with a powerful desire to learn, children are like sponges – they soak up knowledge. Everything we do as parents and educators must ensure that this powerful desire is kept alive. An ancient African proverb states: “It takes a village to raise a child.” and I believe it applies to what we do at Juniata Elementary everyday. It means that every person involved with the school community has a vested interest in helping to ensure that every child is well cared for, well educated, and well raised.

Mr. Dambeck