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Governor Thomas Johnson High School

Governor Thomas Johnson High School (GTJHS) is a four-year public high school in Frederick, Maryland, United States. The school is home to the Academy of Fine Arts, an auditioned-only visual and performing arts program for talented students in Frederick County from grades 10th to 12th. The school is also home to the naval Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps for Frederick County.

Governor Thomas Johnson High School
GTJ HS Sign.jpg
Home of the Patriots
Address
1501 North Market Street

,
21701

Coordinates39°26′2″N 77°24′18″W / 39.43389°N 77.40500°W / 39.43389; -77.40500Coordinates: 39°26′2″N 77°24′18″W / 39.43389°N 77.40500°W / 39.43389; -77.40500
Information
TypePublic high school
OpenedSeptember 6, 1966
School districtFrederick County Public Schools
PrincipalDaniel Lippy
Teaching staff89.00 (FTE)
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,485 (2016-17)[1]
Student to teacher ratio16.73
CampusSmall City
Campus size40 acres (160,000 m2)
Color(s)Red, white, and blue
Athletics conferenceCentral Maryland Conference
NicknamePatriots
RivalFrederick High School
NewspaperTJ Chronicle
YearbookTricorn
Feeder schoolsMonocacy Middle School & Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle School
Website
[2][3]

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Thomas JohnsonEdit

 
Governor Thomas Johnson

The school is named after former Maryland Governor Thomas Johnson who was the first post-colonial governor of the state. He was also a delegate to the Continental Congress and an associate justice of the Supreme Court. Johnson himself received no formal education and taught himself the law while working for an attorney and qualified at age 28.[4]

BuildingsEdit

The school is located on Maryland Route 355, north of 14th Street, and southeast of U.S. Route 15. The building has 292,940 square feet (27,215 m2) of space located on 40 acres (16 ha) of land.[5] The address is 1501 N. Market Street in Frederick, MD 21701.

StudentsEdit

Gov. Thomas Johnson High has 1,482 students and the demographics are as follows for 2013–2014 year 44.8% White 24.3% African American 19.4% Hispanic 6.0% Multiracial 5.2% Asian Thomas Johnson's graduation rate has been steadily rising over the past 12 years. In 2007 the school graduated 93.85%, the highest rate in the past 12 years and The school had a low of 84.91% in 1999.[6]

The school's population had been steadily rising over the years, but has been decreasing over the last 4 years due to the redistricting of some students to Oakdale High School.

Student population[7]
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
1,339 1,375 1,396 1,407 1,457 1,503 1,548 1,689 1,743 1,858 1,953 1,925 1,987 1,994 1,995 2,022 1,994 2,000 1,681 1,583 1,524 1,489
 
Governor Thomas Johnson High School

AcademiesEdit

Governor Thomas Johnson High School is home to 2 "academies" for Frederick County Public Schools.

The "Academy for the Fine Arts" has been at GTJHS since the late 1980s.[8] AFA, as it is called, offers various college level classes pertaining to the arts for students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.[9]

The Naval Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps was a new addition to GTJHS for the 2015-16 school year.[10] The program had previously been held at Linganore High School.[11] The NJROTC features an orienteering team, a rifle team, and a drill team.

SportsEdit

State Champions

  • 2017 - Unified track
  • 2013 - Boys' cross country
  • 2012 - Boys' indoor track & field
  • 2011 - Boys' outdoor track & field
  • 2010 - Boys' outdoor track & field
  • 2010 - Boys' indoor track & field
  • 2009 - Boys' outdoor track & field
  • 2009 - Boys' indoor track & field
  • 2006 - Boys' soccer[12]
  • 2002 - Baseball[13]
  • 2001 - Girls' soccer[14]
  • 2000 - Boys' track & field[15]
  • 1999 - Boys' basketball[16]
  • 1997 - Boys' basketball
  • 1997 - Girls' soccer
  • 1994 - Softball[17]
  • 1992 - Baseball
  • 1989 - Girls' basketball[18]
  • 1988 - Boys' basketball
  • 1986 - Boys' basketball
  • 1985 - Boys' basketball
  • 1983 - Baseball
  • 1983 - Girls' basketball
  • 1982 - Boys' basketball
  • 1982 - Football[19]
  • 1975 - Boys' basketball

Notable alumniEdit

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ "Gov. Thomas Johnson High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  2. ^ "Frederick County (Central Maryland Conference)". frederickcountycmc.org. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for GOV. Thomas Johnson High". ed.gov. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  4. ^ Thomas Johson on the U.S.Supreme court site accessed March 2, 2008.
  5. ^ SDAT. "SDAT: Real Property Search". resiusa.org. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  6. ^ Maryland Report Card
  7. ^ Maryland State Department of Education
  8. ^ About GTJHS
  9. ^ FCPS Special Programs
  10. ^ GTJHS NJROTC Website
  11. ^ LHS NJROTC Website
  12. ^ MPSSAA Boys' Soccer
  13. ^ MPSSAA Baseball
  14. ^ MPSSAA Girls' Soccer
  15. ^ MPSSAA Boys' Track & Field
  16. ^ MPSSAA Boys' Basketball
  17. ^ MPSSAA Softball
  18. ^ MPSSAA Girls' Basketball
  19. ^ MPSSAA Football

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit