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Principal's Message

Welcome to the NEW Greater Johnstown Middle School located at 220 Messenger St.!!

The fundamental purpose of this website is to enhance communication between the school and community. We value parental, student, and community input and appreciate your efforts in becoming more familiar with our offerings and values.

Greater Johnstown Middle School (GJMS) proudly serves students in grades 5, 6, and 7 with a rigorous curriculum that aligns to the PA Core Standards in major content areas. GJMS students are exposed to numerous non-core course to challenge them and promote 21st Century Skills, such as, Music, Art, Physical Education, PATHs/Botvin, Technology, Computers, and Music Ensembles. Additionally, GJSD provides a Student Advisement Program in grades 5 - 12. Advisement provides every student with a personal adult advocate through organized, structured effort that connects students to a career goal, as well as, a high school and post-secondary program of study, necessary for acquiring the knowledge and skills to succeed in the 21st Century. GJMS partnered with the National Education Foundation (NEF SUNY) to create a Stem+ Academy for all students in grades 5 - 7 for enrichment and remediation.

We at GJMS understand the emotional and educational development of our students in these transitional years can be difficult for some. Therefore, we offer numerous supports aimed towards the promotion of each student's individual success. Each grade level is separated into two "Houses" to create a "school within a school" and offer additional educational support. GJMS has adopted the motto of P.R.I.D.E. (Positive Attitude, Respectful, Involved, Dependable, and Empathetic) as part of SWPBIS.

Please take time to review this website and feel free to call upon our counselors, staff members, and administrators if you have any questions.

On behalf of the GJMS Administration, we look forward to working with you and your child during his or her time at GJMS.


Mr. Dino Scarton