J. P. McCaskey High School
|J. P. McCaskey High School|
445 N Reservoir St
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||School District of Lancaster|
|Color(s)||Red and black|
|Mascot||Red Tornado Tornado Man|
|Website||J. P. McCaskey|
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, accepting Lancaster city's first gender-integrated class of students. The high school was named for John McCaskey, a local educator, composer, and politician.
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.
- Madeline Anderson (1945), filmmaker, first African-American woman to direct a documentary film, first African-American woman to executive produce a nationally distributed television show.
- Jennifer Gareis (1988), actress
- David Greene, 1994, NPR Morning Edition Host
- Jerry Johnson, professional basketball player
- Mindy Myers, campaign manager
- Lamar Patterson, National Basketball Association (NBA) player and second round draft pick
- Kathleen Peterson, business executive who died possibly as a result of an owl attack
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