Award Year: 2017

Greenville Junior/Senior High School

9 Donation Road
Greenville, PA, 16125-1799

(724) 588-2500

Mr. Brian Tokar, Principal at time of Nomination

Greenville Area School District

School Website


Establish and maintain a positive school climate that prioritizes high expectations for all students, supported by outstanding instructional leadership.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 41%
Greenville High School Students Participate in a History Class Activity

Greenville High School Students Participate in a History Class Activity

Greenville High School, located in northwestern Pennsylvania, has undergone transformations that have direct links to marked improvement across the achievement continuum in grades 7-12. It is foremost to acknowledge the dedication and commitment of a staff and student body willing to take on the bold challenge of building upon past strengths with a determined focus to utilize data to drive instruction, fortify academic programs tailored to student needs, and provide equitable access to rigorous, standards-designed curriculum.

In accordance with GHS's Student of the Week theme "Rise Above", a commitment to improvement and determination resonates with a structured, teacher-driven after school tutoring program. Each week, GHS students have the opportunity to spend five additional hours at school working on assignments and getting the extra help they require. Thousands of student seat hours have been logged in the tutoring program over the course of the past several years, with marked success in academic achievement and growth thanks to the dedication of both students and staff.

Within the framework of our District's mission of positioning each student as a candidate for greatness, Greenville High School has focused their efforts and resources to collectively provide meaningful remediation efforts in core subject areas while simultaneously providing unrivaled access to robust, college level coursework through articulations with several institutions of higher learning, including the world-class CHS program through the University of Pittsburgh. At GHS, students have the opportunity to take college credit-bearing coursework in core and elective discipline areas, providing our students access to over 60 undergraduate credits.

The successful development and implementation of these programs hold at their very core our commitment as a faculty/staff team, student body, and school community to embrace the challenges of academic growth and rigor through the faculty-titled GHS Trojan Pillars of Excellence of high standards, instructional leadership, and accountability.