The Greater Latrobe School District’s mission is to prepare students to become lifelong learners and responsible, productive citizens. Our vision is relentless focus on instruction and balanced focus on academics, arts and athletics.
We take great pride in being a student-centered public 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.
Greater Latrobe School District’s 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.
Greater Latrobe School District’s NEXT program provides a unique comprehensive approach to helping students plan for their future. Career Pathways organize employment opportunities into broad clusters with similar skill sets. Greater Latrobe School District’s five Career Pathways are based on the 16 career clusters adopted by the PA Department of Labor and Industry and the PA Department of Education. After examining aptitudes, abilities, and interests, students are encouraged to select courses in grades 9-12 to pursue a Career Pathway that is well-suited to them.
Beginning in ninth grade students choose one of the following career pathways:
- Arts and Communication
- Engineering, Industry, and Manufacturing
- Finance, Business, Informational Technology
- Health and Science
- Human Services, Hospitality, & Public Administration
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. The Greater Latrobe area has diversified industries which afford job opportunities in specialty steel, plastics, molds and casting ceramics, and brewing beverages. The local hospital, four area colleges, the airport, and specialty stores and shopping areas provide many forms of employment. To learn more about Greater Latrobe School District or enrolling a student please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLSD Quick Facts
- 2020-2021 Enrollment: 3,706 students
- Teachers: 261
- Number of schools: three elementary schools (grades K-6), a junior high school (grades 7-8) and senior high school (grades 9-12)
- GLSD was formed in 1962 when the City of Latrobe public schools joined with Unity Township and Youngstown Borough schools.
- Residents living within GLSD: approximately 30,000
- GLSD’s geographic area: approximately 72 square miles
The Greater Latrobe School District is committed to professional, prudent, and conservative financial management.
- 2019-2020 GLSD Budget: $57,085,874
- 2019-2020 tax rate: 82.25 mills
- One mill of taxes generates: $340,000
- Median assessed value of a Home: $20,740
- Median household income: $48,039.00 (2010 Census)
- 2020 Graduates: 308
- Four-year college or university: 59%
- Two-year college or trade school: 17%
- Military: 3%
- Workforce: 8%
- Undecided: 13%