J. P. McCaskey High School

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J. P. McCaskey High School
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County
United States
Coordinates 40°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
Type Public high school
Established 1938
School district School District of Lancaster
Superintendent Damaris Rau[1]
Principal Bill Jiminez[2]
Jay Butterfield[3]
Enrollment 3,000 students
Color(s) Red and black

Red 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.

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