Greater Johnstown High School

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Greater Johnstown High School
222 Central Avenue
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 15902
United States
Type Public
Established 1895
School district Greater Johnstown School District
Principal Michael Vuckovich
Assistant principals Michael Dadey
Amy Arcurio
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Black and Columbia Blue
Team name Trojans

Greater Johnstown High School is a high school located in between the neighborhoods of Moxham, 8th Ward and Hornerstown in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is the senior high school for the Greater Johnstown School District. The current Superintendent is Dr. Gerald L. Zahorchak, himself a graduate of the school district. The first recorded alumni of the school are listed as graduating in 1882. Over 50,000 students have graduated from this high school. The current Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Gerald Zahorchak, is a 1975 graduate of Johnstown High. Other notable graduates include: CFL all-time receptions leader Geroy Simon, Saturday Night Live actor Tim Kazurinsky, actress Carroll Baker, former Pittsburgh Steeler Pro-Bowler Carlton Haselrig, current Pittsburgh Steeler LaRod Stephens-Howling and Spider-Man comics co-creator Steve Ditko. In the 1930s, dancing legend Gene Kelly was the choreographer for the Johnstown High School Musicals.


Johnstown participates in high school athletics as a member of the Laurel Highlands Athletics Conference (LHAC) and the school has won many LHAC titles.

Boys Athletics[edit]

The boys basketball team has won district 6 four years in a row (2009-2012)

Competitive musical groups[edit]

Greater Johnstown High School's competitive groups compete on the NJA/TOB Circuit. The Marching Band and Indoor Percussion ensembles are directed by Jon Donath, and the Indoor/Outdoor Color Guard is directed by Julie Rohrabaugh, Jackie Willnecker, and Larry Johnston.

  • Marching Band: Group 1 Open Class
  • Indoor Percussion: Scholastic Novice A Percussion
  • Essay Performance Company: Scholastic A Guard

Girls Athletics[edit]

Johnstown appeared in the 2005 PIAA Class AAA Boy's Basketball state title game before falling to Steelton-Highspire High School. the Team also won the class AAA district 6 title in Football and Boy's Basketball in 2009.