The Greater Latrobe School District is located in southwestern Pennsylvania at the foothills of the Laurel Highlands. It is approximately 50 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh and 30 miles southwest of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. U.S. Route 30 bisects much of the district, which encompasses the City of Latrobe, Youngstown Borough, and Unity Township, with approximately 30,000 residents. The Greater Latrobe area has diversified industries which afford job opportunities in specialty steel, plastics, molds and casting ceramics, and brewing beverages. The local hospital, four area colleges, the airport, and specialty stores and shopping areas provide many forms of employment.