J. P. McCaskey High School

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J. P. McCaskey High School
445 N Reservoir St

Coordinates40°02′49″N 76°17′27″W / 40.04704°N 76.29081°W / 40.04704; -76.29081Coordinates: 40°02′49″N 76°17′27″W / 40.04704°N 76.29081°W / 40.04704; -76.29081
TypePublic high school
School districtSchool District of Lancaster
SuperintendentDamaris Rau[1]
PrincipalJay Butterfield[2]
Enrollment2,646 (2015-16)[3]
Color(s)Red and black
MascotRed Tornado Tornado Man

J. P. McCaskey High School is a public high school located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. Located on the east side of Lancaster, it is named after John Piersol McCaskey, a local 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.[5]

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.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Meet the Superintendent". School District of Lancaster. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Welcome to McCaskey East Online". School District of Lancaster. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  3. ^ "McCaskey Campus". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  4. ^ McCaskey, Patrick (2013-05-05). "J. P. McCaskey remembered on anniversary". Lancaster Online. Retrieved 2014-06-01.
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  6. ^ Stuhldreher, Tim (2016-08-12). "Trailblazing filmmaker Madeline Anderson, a Lancaster native, reflects on a long career advocating for change". LNP. Archived from the original on 2018-07-27. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  7. ^ "Jennifer Gareis '93". Franklin and Marshall College Athletics. 2016-10-27. Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  8. ^ Janesch, Sam (December 29, 2016). "McCaskey grad tapped to lead Senate Democrats' campaign efforts". LNP. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  9. ^ http://thisiscriminal.com/episode-one-animal-instincts-1-31-2014-2/

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