Award Year: 2020
The Conemaugh Township Area School District and community are committed to a student-focused environment that promotes responsibility, respect, and develops lifelong learning skills.
- Black/African American: 1%
- White: 96%
- Hispanic: 1%
- Asian: 1%
- Two or more races: 1%
The Conemaugh Township Area Elementary School is the home of 380 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Nestled in a small bedroom community outside of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, it is a high functioning Title I school that thrives on forging a strong school, home, and community partnership. We work as a cohesive team, individualizing the education to meet the needs of the students. Over the past ten years, we have been recognized as a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School and a 2019 Title I Distinguished School.
Innovative approaches to curriculum, student grouping, interventions, and school climate have helped shape our building into a supportive and comprehensive educational institution. Through the lens of change, we frequently evaluate what we are doing, why we are doing it, and what is best for our students. The one constant driving force in our management and delivery of instruction is the importance of communication. What you say, and how you say it, can be the difference between success and failure.
The Conemaugh Township community truly revolves around and finds itself grounded in our schools. They are the hub of the community and welcome past, present, and future graduates in community pep rallies, athletics, music performances, fund raisers, exercise opportunities, playgrounds, and so much more. High school students and community members serve some of our at-risk elementary students through a unique program called Tribe Time. The elementary students are mentored by community support members so that they can be guided through adolescence with positive goals and influences. At Township, we truly do rely on our small village to raise our children.