The Greater Latrobe School District is located in southwestern Pennsylvania at the foothills of the Laurel Highlands. It is approximately 50 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh and 30 miles southwest of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. U.S. Route 30 bisects much of the district, which encompasses the City of Latrobe, Youngstown Borough, and Unity Township, with approximately 30,000 residents.
We take great pride in being a student-centered school district with diverse course offerings and high academic standards for our pupils. We strive to be progressive in promoting teaching techniques that appeal to the various learning styles of pupils. During strategic planning, members of the community who represent various businesses, industries, and parent organizations challenged educators to develop and use assessment systems that are results-oriented.
Our Strategic Plan emphasizes the development of communication skills and mathematics. Specifically, we expect our students to write and to write well. Additionally, students will be asked to participate in the development and delivery of speeches, and their ability to read and write will be assessed through standardized and local testing measures. In mathematics, we have implemented pre- and post-testing and quarterly assessment procedures at various grade levels. This program is designed to streamline the curriculum so that we avoid unnecessary repetition and prepare students to make practical application of concepts taught in mathematics.
GLSD Quick Facts
- 2012-2013 School District Budget: $48,959,697.00
- 2012-2013 Tax Rate: 76 mills
- One Mill of Taxes Generates: $333,000.00
- Median Assessed Value of a Home: $25,600
- Median Household Income: $48,039.00 (2010 Census)
- 2012 Graduates: 357
- Percentage of Graduates Attending two-year or four-year university or trade school: 93%
- Percentage of Graduates in Military: 1%
- Percentage of Graduates in Work Force: 3%
- Some Universities our Graduates Attend: Bucknell University, California University of Pennsylvania, Duquesne University, East Carolina University, Edinboro University, Georgetown University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, James Madison University, Kent State University, Lock Haven University, North Carolina State University, Northwestern University, Ohio University, Pennsylvania State University, Saint Vincent College, Seton Hill University, Slippery Rock University, University of Cincinnati, University of Notre Dame, University of Pittsburgh, Wake Forest University, Waynesburg University, Xavier University