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Governor Thomas Johnson High School

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Type  Public high school
Principal  Daniel Lippy
Grades  9-12
Number of students  1,482
Opened  September 6, 1966
Teaching staff  89.00 (FTE)
Phone  +1 240-236-8200
Founded  6 September 1966
Governor Thomas Johnson High School
School district  Frederick County Public Schools
Address  1501 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
District  Frederick County Public Schools
Similar  Frederick High School, Urbana High School, Middletown High School, Board of Education of Frdrc, Saint John's Catholic

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Governor Thomas Johnson High School (GTJHS) is a Four-Year public high school in Frederick, MD, Frederick County, Maryland, United States. The school is home to the Arts and Communications Academy, 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.

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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 on the Supreme Court. Johnson himself received no formal education and taught himself the law while working for an attorney and qualified aged 28.


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


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.

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.


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

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

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


State Champions

Notable alumni

  • Virginia Cha, anchor on MSNBC Live, reporter for CNN
  • Branden Kline, Minor League Baseball player in the Baltimore Orioles organization
  • Terence Morris, NBA basketball player
  • Bryan Voltaggio, chef, Top Chef runner-up
  • References

    Governor Thomas Johnson High School Wikipedia

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