Greater Johnstown Senior High School

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School Profile

CEEB Code: 391956

Phone: (814-533-5601)

www.gjsd.net

 

Superintendent: Dr. James Cekada

Assistant Superintendent: Mrs. Amy Arcurio

Director Of Education: Mr. Michael J. Vuckovich

Principal: Mr. Michael Dadey

Assistant Principals: Mr. Robert Heinrich & Mr. Tom Smith

School Counselors: Kirby Deater, Megan Kulish & Danielle Hardison

 

Community:

The Greater Johnstown School District serves the educational needs of the City of Johnstown, three surrounding townships, and parts of Geistown Borough. The District is a combination of rural and small town areas, and encompasses approximately 23 square miles of approximately 3.3% of the area of Cambria County.

 

Currently, the district consists of one high school, one middle school and two elementary schools. Total district enrollment is approximately 3,100 students. The student body is culturally diverse with a population that is 52% white, 30% African American and the remaining groups, Hispanic (3%), Asian Pacific Islander, American Indian and/or Multi-Racial (15%), equaling 18%.

 

The Greater Johnstown High School is a comprehensive four year public high school enrolling approximately 800 students in grades 9 through 12. The new high school complex opened in the Fall of 2004 and consists of four separate academies. They are:

  • The 9th Grade Success Academy, considered a school within a school, is designed to help students grow academically and socially, so that they may succeed in their chosen pathways.
  • Grades 10-12 consists of three academies; Arts and Communication, Engineering & Manufacturing Technology and Health & Human Services.
  • There are 13 Vocational Program of Studies

 

GPA calculation will be based on final grade percentages for classes taken in grades 9-12.

  • For Advanced Placement courses, an extra 20% grade percentage. (ex. Final grade 92% plus 20%= 112% for QPA calculation purposes)
  • Dual Enrollment at PHCC = 20% additional weighting
  • Dual Enrollment at 4 year university or college = 25% additional weighting.
 
Grading Scale
A - 93-100%
B - 82-92%
C - 70-81%
D - 60 - 69%
F - 0-59%

              

 

Graduation Requirements:

4 Units English

4 Units Mathematics

3 Units Science

4 Units Social Studies

1 Unit Strategic Reading / English Composition

1 Unit Freshman Wellness

1 Unit Personal Finance

8 Units Academy Electives




SAT Mean Scores 2012         

SAT Mean Score 2014
Critical Reading = 418  Critical Reading = 437
Mathematics =  426 Mathematics = 445
Writing =  401 Writing= 409