Governor Thomas Johnson High School

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Governor Thomas Johnson High School
GTJ HS Sign.jpg
Home of the Patriots
Address
1501 North Market Street
Frederick, Maryland, 21701
United States
Coordinates 39°26′2″N 77°24′18″W / 39.43389°N 77.40500°W / 39.43389; -77.40500Coordinates: 39°26′2″N 77°24′18″W / 39.43389°N 77.40500°W / 39.43389; -77.40500
Information
Type Public high school
Opened 1964
School district Frederick County Public Schools
Principal Jethro Reid
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1524
Average class size 40
Campus Small City
Campus size 40 acres (160,000 m2)
School color(s) Red, White, and Blue
Athletics conference Mountain Valley Athletic League
Nickname Patriots
Rival Frederick High School Cadets & Urbana High School Hawks
Newspaper TJ Chronicle
Yearbook Tricorn
Feeder schools Monocacy Middle School & Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle School
Website

Governor Thomas Johnson High School (GTJHS) is a Four-Year public high school in Frederick, MD, Frederick County, Maryland, United States. It is also home to the Arts and Communications Academy, an auditioned only Visual and Performing Arts program for talented students in Frederick County from grades 10th to 12th.

Thomas Johnson[edit]

Governor Thomas Johnson

The school is named after former Maryland Governor Thomas Johnson who was the first post-colonial governor of the state. He was also a delegate to the Continental Congress and an associate justice on the Supreme Court. Johnson himself received no formal education and taught himself the law while working for an attorney and qualified aged 28.[1]

Buildings[edit]

The school is located on Maryland Route 355, north of 14th Street, and southeast of U.S. 15. The building has 292,940 square feet (27,215 m2) of space located on 40 acres (16 ha) of land.[2] The address is 1501 N. Market Street in Frederick, MD 21701.

Students[edit]

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's ethnic make-up is White-44% African American-24% Hispanic-19% Asian-5% Other-8% Thomas Johnson's graduation rate has been steadily rising over the past 12 years. In 2007 the school graduated 93.85%, the highest rate in the past 12 years and The school had a low of 84.91% in 1999.[3]

The school's population had been steadily rising over the years, but has been decreasing over the last 4 years due to the redistricting of some students to Oakdale High School.

Student population[4]
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
1,339 1,375 1,396 1,407 1,457 1,503 1,548 1,689 1,743 1,858 1,953 1,925 1,987 1,994 1,995 2,005 2,135 2,150 2,030 1,985 1,885 1,650
Governor Thomas Johnson High School

Sports[edit]

State Champions

  • 2013 - Boys' Cross Country
  • 2012 - Boys' Indoor Track & Field
  • 2011 - Boys' Outdoor Track & Field
  • 2010 - Boys' Outdoor Track & Field
  • 2010 - Boys' Indoor Track & Field
  • 2009 - Boys' Outdoor Track & Field
  • 2009 - Boys' Indoor Track & Field
  • 2006 - Boys' Soccer[5]
  • 2002 - Baseball[6]
  • 2001 - Girls' Soccer[7]
  • 2000 - Boys' Track & Field[8]
  • 1999 - Boys' Basketball[9]
  • 1997 - Boys' Basketball
  • 1997 - Girls' Soccer
  • 1994 - Softball[10]
  • 1992 - Baseball
  • 1989 - Girls' Basketball[11]
  • 1988 - Boys' Basketball
  • 1986 - Boys' Basketball
  • 1985 - Boys' Basketball
  • 1983 - Baseball
  • 1983 - Girls' Basketball
  • 1982 - Boys' Basketball
  • 1982 - Football[12]
  • 1975 - Boys' Basketball

Notable alumni[edit]

References and notes[edit]

See also[edit]

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