Greater Latrobe Junior High School is located behind the Senior High School complex, and from its vantage point, it overlooks the village of Youngstown and the Chestnut Ridge. The circular complex houses over 1,200 seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students. It is divided into three houses by grade level with a spacious, well-appointed library at its center. Within the library, thirty (30) new flat-panel computers are available to students.
Jr. High Library
A full range of academic offerings stresses the importance of developing writing and speaking skills. An articulated mathematics program measures performance at national, state and local levels through the use of assessment standards.
The Sciences allow for acceleration and stress hands-on opportunities. Over 90% of our students begin world language classes in seventh grade, and classes in music, art, technology, physical education, and health provide a wealth of diverse experiences. The English curriculum continues to stress reading and writing, which has enabled students to consistently perform well above the state average on the PSSA test. For more information on course descriptions and specific academic departments, please visit the Guidance Department page.
Additionally, we have incorporated the use of laptop computers on carts, and there are currently nineteen carts with thirty (30) computers each. Because the entire building is now wireless, these carts are Internet-ready in any location to allow access to appropriate Internet websites in order to extend classroom instruction. With opportunities to learn database, spreadsheet, windows technology, and content research, our students will be better prepared for secondary education, higher education, and employment.
Greater Latrobe Junior High School
130 High School Road
Latrobe, PA 15650