Armstrong Township Local Information
Indiana Area School District is located in the county seat of Indiana County and encompases 82 square miles. The district serves nearly 2,700 students living in Indiana and Shelocta Boroughs and from surrounding White and Armstrong Townships. The school district has provided quality, student centered education for over 170 years. The district also enjoys many educational partnerships, including those with Indiana County Technology Center, Armstrong-Indiana Intermediate unit, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
The district's elementary facilities consist of four K-5 elementary schools. Students who reside in Armstrong Township attend Ben Franklin Elementary School located at 95 Ben Franklin Road in White Township for K-3rd grade. Students attend Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School located at 1460 School Street in Indiana, PA for 4th and 5th grades. At the secondary level, there is one grade 6-8 junior high school and one grade 9-12 senior high school. Both secondary schools are located on North 5th Street in the Borough of Indiana.
Indiana Area School District student achievement scores rank consistently among the finest schools. A highly professional and dedicated staff provides a high quality education in a nurturing environment. Teaching strategies are tailored to address the needs of all students with varying abilities and learning styles. The district recognizes and encourages the teaching and practice of mutual respect regarding issues of diversity and cultural awareness.
Indiana Area School District Central Administration Office
501 East Pike, Indiana, PA 15701 (724) 463-8713
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
95 Ben Franklin Rd., Indiana, PA 15701 (724) 463-5637
Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School
1460 School St., Indiana, PA 15701 (724) 463-8566
Indiana Area Junior High School
245 N. 5th St., Indiana, PA 15701 (724) 463-8568
Indiana Area Senior High School
450 N. 5th St., Indiana, PA 15701 (724) 463-8562
Police protection in Armstrong Township is provided by the Pennsylvania State Police. Their barracks are located at 4221 Rt 286 West, Indiana, PA in White Township. The troopers are on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to respond to police emergencies. Their non-emergency phone number is (724) 357-1960.
Donald Harris, Jr. Park
(Armstrong Township Park)
In November of 1978, Armstrong Township purchased 29.6 acres of land at the intersection of Parkwood and Hickory Roads. Today this is the site of the Donald Harris, Jr. Park, the Armstrong Township Maintenance facility, and the Armstrong Township Office. The Park offers ballfields, picnic pavilions, children's playground equipment and rest facilities. The township is always looking toward the future and expansion projects.
Citizens' Ambulance Service Elderton Station
The station is staffed 24 hours a day 365 days a year by a paramedic and EMT crew. Located just off Route 422, the station provides emergency response to residents in Armstrong and Washington Townships in Indiana County as well as Elderton Borough, Cowanshannock, Plumcreek and Soutbend Townships in Armstrong County. The Elderton Station also assists the ambulance service's response throughout its entire system. Ambulance personnel will continue to receive assistance from the Elderton Volunteer Fire Department and Immediate Response Personnel (IRP) 81. Citizens' has five other stations located strategically throughout its service area: Armagh, Blairsville, Indiana (headquarters), Hillsdale and Plumville.