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.
At the elementary level, small group instruction in English Language Arts and Math is an integral part of the school day for all students. Each student's progress is monitored to ensure academic growth and all academic needs are being met. At the secondary level, the Junior High school has developed a professional learning community where the staff meets regularly, shares expertise, and works collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students. The Junior and Senior High School curriculum works to incorporate Project Based Learning where students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge. Overall, the District has embraced personalized learning for students and offers a diverse variety of educational programs, learning experiences, instructional approaches, and academic-support strategies that are intended to address the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, or cultural backgrounds of individual students.
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 [email protected]
GLSD Quick Facts
- 2021-2022 Enrollment: 3,443 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.
- 2021-2022 GLSD Budget: $57,752,938
- 2021-2022 tax rate: 85 mills
- One mill of taxes generates: $345,000
- Median assessed value of a Home: $20,850
- Median household income: $48,039.00 (2010 Census)
- 2021 Graduates: 327
- Four-year college or university: 64%
- Two-year college or trade school: 15%
- Military: 1%
- Workforce: 13%
- Undecided: 7%