About Us

The Greater Johnstown School District is a public school accredited by the NYS Education Department, serving approximately 1,800 students in universal pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The dedicated staff strives to provide each child with a quality education and to foster in them the ability to be critical and creative thinkers, problem-solvers, responsible citizens and life-long learners.

The school district consists of six buildings: Pleasant Avenue Elementary (pre-k, kindergarten and first grade); Glebe Street Elementary (second and third grades); Warren Street Elementary (fourth, fifth and sixth grades); Knox Junior High (seventh and eighth grades); Johnstown High School (ninth through twelfth grades); and Jansen Avenue School, which hosts new, creative and innovative educational programs, including The Learning Project and HFM BOCES Regional P-Tech (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) (external link).

All of our buildings are carefully maintained, with well-equipped media centers and computer labs. The Knox Junior High complex boasts the venerable Knox Field, an interscholastic stadium featuring lights and a field turf surface, suitable for a wide variety of athletic events. Johnstown High School hosts the district’s indoor pool, lighted tennis courts and the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center, a stunning, modern, state-of-the-art auditorium for musical and theatrical events.

About Our Community

Johnstown is a small city in Fulton County, New York, comprised of approximately 8,500 residents. It is conveniently located midway between Albany and Utica, and is just five miles north of New York State Thruway Exit 28, providing an easy commute. The socioeconomic character of the community is diversified. The main industries are tourism and small manufacturing in the city proper and farming in the adjoining towns.

The city’s colorful history harkens back to colonial times, and people from near and far enjoy visiting such landmarks as the baronial estate of Sir William Johnson, learning about the hometown of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and touring the Johnstown School Museum. Many recreational opportunities are available to residents and vacationers throughout the year, including boating on nearby lakes, cross country and downhill skiing, golf, bicycling, jogging, tennis, fishing and hunting. Cultural events are often provided by civic bands and art galleries. Educational opportunities abound, with the Greater Johnstown School District offering fine scholastic, athletic and music programs and Fulton Montgomery Community College just minutes away.

Johnstown Community Art Mural

Johnstown community muralThe eight-foot-by-20-foot mural, created by Johnstown High School students, depicts a montage of various Johnstown historical images. It is displayed downtown on the City Water Dept. building, next to Stewart’s on the corner of Main and Perry streets.

Some of the images on the mural include Sir William Johnson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Rose Knox, Johnstown Court House, St. John’s Church, Johnson Hall, F, J & G Railroad, Knox Gelatin and images of the glove industry.