J. P. McCaskey High School

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J. P. McCaskey High School
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, United States
Type Public High school
Established 1938
School district School District of Lancaster
Superintendent Pedro Rivera[1]
Principal Bill jiminez[2]
Jay Butterfield[3]
Assistant principals Marie Byler
Danielle Brown-Thomas
Keith Carroll
Anthony Marulla[2]
Enrollment 3,000 students
Color(s) Red and Black
Mascot Red Tornado

Tornado Man


J. P. McCaskey High School is a public high school located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. Located on the east side of Lancaster, it is named after John Piersol McCaskey, a Lancaster educator. The McCaskey campus consists of two buildings: J.P. McCaskey, which is usually referred to either as "JPM" or simply "JP"; and McCaskey East, which is referred to as "East". Also on the McCaskey campus are a number of playing fields (for soccer, baseball, softball, and field hockey), tennis courts, and a stadium. Nearby are Wickersham Elementary School and Lincoln Middle School.


John Piersol McCaskey High School opened on May 3, 1938,.[4] accepting Lancaster city's first gender-integrated, class of students. The high school was named for John McCaskey, a local educator, composer, and politician. [1].

The construction is a product of the post-depression, Works Progress Administration. While the main building was subsequently extended, the original façade, lobby, and auditorium are set in Art Deco style.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Meet the Superintendent". School District of Lancaster. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "High School Campus". School District of Lancaster. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to McCaskey East Online". School District of Lancaster. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  4. ^ McCaskey, Patrick (2013-05-05). "J.P. McCaskey remembered on anniversary". Lancaster Online. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 

Coordinates: 40°02′49″N 76°17′27″W / 40.04704°N 76.29081°W / 40.04704; -76.29081