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Greater Johnstown School District

The Greater Johnstown School District offers a wide variety of educational options and offerings 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

LEA Public Posting Statement - PASA Testing

LEA PUBLIC POSTING STATEMENT - PASA TESTING: The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires Pennsylvania to ensure that the total number of students assessed in each subject using the PASA does not exceed one percent of the total number of all students in the state assessed on the statewide assessments. Each local educational agency (LEA) must complete and submit the PASA 1.0 Percent Participation Threshold Justification to BSE if it anticipates that more than 1.0 % of its students enrolled in grades 3-8 and 11 will be assessed using the PASA. A list of LEAs who anticipate exceeding the threshold will be made publicly available on the PDE website, in accordance with 34 CFR 200.6 (c)(3) regulations. LEAs must also make the document publicly available upon request, removing any personally identifiable information. The Greater Johnstown School District anticipates exceeding the 1.0 percent threshold for PASA participation for the 2019-20 testing cycle. The necessary justification information has been submitted to the Bureau of Special Education. Questions on the Greater Johnstown School District participation rates should be directed to Amie Lumadue, Director of Special Education.

SAT Testing and College Fair

Juniors and Seniors who are returning to school, and who need to take the SAT tests, should stop in TCAP, JHS Room A228, to sign up for the testing and for more information. Juniors and Seniors interested in attending the college fair should also stop in TCAP, JHS A228, to request a permission slip and to sign up. There is limited space available, and this will be on a first come first serve basis. Please make sure to have a hall pass when visiting TCAP.

Registration Available

Pre K Counts Registrations are accepted by appointment at Greater Johnstown Central Admin, 1091 Broad Street. For an appointment, please call (814) 533-5670. For information regarding our program, please call the Morrell Neighborhood School at (814) 262-8184

Transportation Update

Please remember to contact your child's school during the summer months if you have any of the following: Address Change, Phone Number Change, Daycare or Babysitter Transportation Request (Please see the form on the website). A new Daycare/Babysitter form is required to be completed each year for every student. This information is not transferred from year to year. If you have any questions, please contact your child's school.

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 its 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.

Trojan Tradition

Cochran Class of 1933

Cochran Junior High School held its promotion exercises, to promote tenth grade students to the High School, on May 29, 1933, at 8:00 pm, at the Cochran auditorium. The class colors were blue and white, the class flower was a rose, and the class motto was "Crescat Scientia--May Knowledge Increase"

Cochran Class of 1932

Cochran Junior High School held its promotional exercises on May 31, 1932, at 8:00 pm, at the Cochran Auditorium, to promote tenth grade students to the High School. The class colors were green and white, the class flower was a rose, and the class motto was "Through Tribulation to Triumph". There were 249 students promoted.

Cochran Class of 1931 1/2

Cochran Junior High School held its promotional exercises on January 21, 1932, at 8:00 pm, at the Cochran Auditorium, to promote tenth grade students to the High School. The class colors were blue and crimson, the class flower was a snapdragon, and the class motto was "Perseverance overcomes everything". There were 81 students promoted.