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Greater Johnstown School District

The Greater Johnstown School District offers a wide variety of educational options and offering for our diverse student body.  We aim to provide options that not only match our students' passions and unique needs but also help to prepare them for the real world through diverse experiences.  This includes various pathways for our students to choose from during their educational career in the district.
As one of the largest school districts in Cambria County, the Greater Johnstown School District serves approximately 3,000 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.  Each school is unique and committed to serving the needs and interests of our community.
We believe that every child, at every level of academic performance, can achieve excellence.  To help our students get there, we are committed to continually improving performance at every level of the District.
We have a terrific staff that places the best interest of the students first, every day.  Please take the time to learn more about our district and our wonderful community!

Points of Interest

PSSA Parent Information

The Greater Johnstown School District takes a great deal of pride in our student performance. Parents/guardians can help their children prepare for the test by ensuring that they get plenty of sleep the night before the test, they eat a good breakfast and encourage them to do their best.

2019 Yearbooks

There aren't many days left to order your 2018/2019 yearbook. The 140 page, full color book is only $65.00. Order forms are available at JHS, or online at yearbook/ JHS school code #3510. Reserve your copy today!

Johnstown Elementary School Field Trip

The Johnstown Elementary School Field Trip schedule is attached. If you have any questions regarding your child's end of year activities, please contact Johnstown Elementary School at (814) 533-5540

Safe2Say Something

In June, 2018, Governor Tom Wolf signed school safety legislation as part of a response spurred by the February 2018 horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people. Act 44 mandates the establishment and use of the "Safe2Say Something" (S2SS) Anonymous Reporting System by every Pennsylvania school entity beginning January 14, 2019. Safe2Say Something is now available on our website under the Parents and/or Students tabs. To submit a tip, please click on the link and scroll down to the "Submit a Tip" section of the webpage.

Trojan Pride

Penn Highlands Graduates

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Penn Highlands Community College celebrated it's 24th graduating class. Members of the Johnstown High School class of 2019, who earned an Associate's Degree while in High School were among those who graduated. Congratulations to our students who earned this amazing achievement!

UPJ Visits Johnstown High School

Pitt-Johnstown Admissions Counselor Matt Gueguen, (right), speaking to GJHS seniors about the opportunities offered at Pitt-Johnstown. Matt visited GJHS 04-02-2019.

Johnstown High Students celebrate National History Day

Johnstown High School students competed in the Regional NHD Competition at IUP. All of our students did a great job and represented well. Marcus Zierer - 1st Caroline Gress - 1st Elonya Veney - 2nd Emily Knapp - 2nd Madalyn Scaletta - 2nd Kate Knapp - 3rd These students will advance to the state competition in Carlisle, PA.

Trojan Tradition

All The Right Moves

Scenes from the movie "All The Right Moves" were filmed at the former Johnstown High School on Somerset Street, including the pep rally scene at "Ampipe High School" and scenes in the locker room of "Walnut Heights". The old football field at Johnstown High School on Central Avenue, which currently is used as the baseball field, was used to film practice football games for the movie.

Amelia Earhart visited Cochran Jr High School

In 1929, Amelia Earhart landed her small plane in a field off of Goucher Street. She then visited with students at Cochran Jr. High School, which is now the location of Johnstown High School

Johnstown's First High School

In 1868, this building was created, in which one of the rooms were used as Johnstown's first High School. A. C. Johnson was the first principal. He later became a minister, and following in his father's footsteps, his son Harry served as principal of the Somerset street school. There were 35 pupils in the first High School, four of which were girls.