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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

UPDATE Scholarship Awards for the class of 2019

The Trojan College Access Program, along with it's partners, is proud to say it will be awarding at least $190,700 in scholarship money this year. Congratulations to the seniors for all of your hard work! And Thank You to all that make this possible.

Summer Feeding Program

The Greater Johnstown School District is proud to be a part of the Summer Feeding Program for 2019. Free meals are provided to anyone 18 years of age or under. Please see the flyer attached for locations and times. For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Amy Smith at (814) 533-5683.

Class of 2019 Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate was held at the Johnstown High School auditorium on May 22, 2019. A special thank you to Jeremy Barkley from Oakland United Methodist Church for his inspirational message to the students that you resemble what you are around, so remember to find people that encourage and support you. And a special thank you to Johnny Bayush from Flood City Church for his inspirational message and reminder to the students to be like an eagle, and soar above the storm.

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/ordercenter.com JHS school code #3510. Reserve your copy today!

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

Osborne Street School

The Osborne Street School was built in 1894 on Akers Street. At the conclusion of the 1966-1967 school year, students who attended Osborne School were relocated to Meadowvale School. The building was closed in 1967 and sold to Jon Chiodo. On March 18, 1979, the building was demolished to make way for a high-rise apartment complex for the elderly.

Horner Street School

The Horner Street School was built near Horner and Poplar Streets in 1919. The building was closed on November 22, 1967, and sold to Leitenberger's Cars for $10,000.00.

Park Avenue School

The Park Avenue School was built in 1891 on Park and Forest Avenues at a cost of $22,323.00. It was an eight room school, with six teachers. In 1909, after Moxham began to become larger, the board rented a room in the Church of the Brethren located on the corner of Grove Avenue and Bond Street to accomodate more students. In 1915, the board of directors added more classrooms though a comprehensive school-building program. In 1917, three rooms on the first floor of the Park Avenue School were divided by partitions to make six classrooms. Until 1901, Park Avenue School was the only building that contained all elementary grades. The building was closed on February 3, 1991, and demolished. It is currently a playground.