Glens Falls High School Profile

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About Glens Falls High School

Glens Falls is a small city school district serving a population of 15,000 persons. More than 65 industries are represented including medical, media, and pulp/paper products. The city is located in the Adirondack Foothills, north of Saratoga, on the banks of the Hudson River. Cultural offerings include the Charles R. Wood Theater, the Glens Falls Symphony, the Hyde Art Museum, the Chapman Historical Museum and the Cool Insuring Arena.

The city is located 10 minutes from Lake George (a summer resort area) and only 20 minutes from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Saratoga Race Tracks. Glens Falls is also the home of a NY Collegiate Baseball League team, as well as an ECHL Hockey Team. An Alpine Ski Area, Cross Country Ski trails, the Warren County Bikeway and Feeder Canal Trail are also located in our community.

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Area Schools

Queensbury High School, South Glens Falls High School, Hudson Falls High School, Lake George High School, Fort Edward High School.

Location and Directions

The school may be reached by exiting at Exit 18 of the Adirondack Northway (I-87). Proceed east on Main Street, approximately one mile. Turn left onto LaRose Street, just past the Hannaford Plaza. Continue north on LaRose St. At stop sign make a right onto Sherman Avenue. At the next stop make a left onto Quade Street.

Report to the Main Office to sign in and obtain a visitor’s pass.

Policy on School Visits: Notification by appointment

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2017-2018 Enrollment

  • Ninth Grade 170
  • Tenth Grade 160
  • Eleventh Grade 147
  • Twelfth Grade 136

Class of 2017

Number of graduates: 150

SAT mean test scores

  • SAT ERW: 557
  • SAT Math: 585

ACT mean test scores

  • English: 21.2
  • Math: 22.7
  • Reading: 25.8
  • Science: 23.2
  • Composite: 23.2

Post-Graduation Plans

  • 4-year college: 54%
  • 2-year college: 26%
  • Armed Services: 2%
  • Employment: 18%

Curriculum Requirements

  • English: 4
  • Social Studies: 4
  • Math: 3
  • Science: 3
  • Physical Education: 2
  • Art or Music: 1
  • LOTE: 1
  • Health: 0.5

22.5 units required for local, Regents and Advanced Regents diplomas

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Cumulative Averages/Class Rank

GFHS uses a 0-100 numerical grading scale. Cumulative averages are calculated using all courses with the exception of Phys. Ed., and courses graded on a P/F basis. Cumulative averages are calculated by dividing the sum of final grades by the number of credits attempted. Students are ranked in numerical order based on cumulative averages. Two levels of courses exist at GFHS: Regents and Honors.

The following courses receive 5 additional points when computing cumulative averages:


  • AP Language and Composition
  • AP Literature and Composition
  • SUPA Academic Writing
  • SUPA Creative Nonfiction

Social Studies

  • AP European History
  • AP US History
  • SUPA Sociology
  • SUPA Psychology
  • SUPA Economics
  • SUPA Public Policy


  • AP Calculus AB
  • CHS Pre-Calculus
  • CHS Calculus
  • CHS Probability & Statistics
  • CHS Intro to Coding


  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-based


  • UHS Spanish 4
  • UHS Spanish 5
  • UHS French 4
  • UHS French 5


  • CHS Computer Art/Design

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Honors Courses

English: Honors English 9; Honors English 10; AP English Language and Composition; AP English Literature and Composition; SUPA Academic Writing^; SUPA Creative Nonfiction^

Social Studies: Honors Global Studies 9; AP European History; AP U.S. History; SUPA Sociology^; SUPA Psychology^; SUPA Economics^; SUPA Public Policy^.

Science: AP Chemistry; AP Biology; AP Physics 1: Algebra-based.

Math: CHS Pre-Calculus+; CHS Calculus+; AP Calculus AB, CHS Probability & Statistics+, CHS Intro to Coding+.

Language: UHS French 4 **; UHS French 5 **; UHS Spanish 4 **; UHS Spanish 5 **.

Art: CHS Computer Art/Design+

^ College credit through Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)

** University in the High School credit through SUNY Albany

+ College in the High School credit through SUNY Adirondack

Special Programs

New Visions Engineering Program, New Visions Health Careers Exploration Program, Career Internship, Work-Based Learning, Career and Technical Education Programs, Early College in the High School: Electrical Technology/Advanced Manufacturing, IT/Comp Networking, New Media, Business/Entrepreneurship, Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries.

Colleges Attended by Glens Falls Graduates in the Last Five Years

In New York State

  • Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Alfred University
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts American Music and
  • Dramatic Academy American International University
  • Austin’s School of Spa Technology Binghamton University
  • Buffalo State College
  • Cazenovia College
  • Clarkson University
  • Clinton County Community College College of Saint Rose
  • Crane School of Music
  • CUNY City College of NY-Baruch
  • Dutchess County Comm. College
  • Elmira College
  • Fulton Montgomery Community College
  • Hartwick College
  • Herkimer Community College
  • Hobart and William Smith
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Ithaca College
  • Keuka College
  • Lincoln Culinary Institute
  • Manhatten College
  • Manhattanville College
  • Marist College
  • Mercy College-Dobbs Ferry
  • Nazareth College
  • Niagara University
  • Paul Smith’s College
  • Pratt Institute @ MWP
  • Providence College
  • Queens College, CUNY
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Russell Sage College
  • Sage College of Albany
  • Schenectady County Community College
  • Siena College
  • Skidmore College
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. John Fisher College
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Lawrence University
  • Stonehill College
  • Suffolk University
  • SUNY Adirondack
  • SUNY Albany
  • SUNY Alfred State
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Canton
  • SUNY Cobleskill
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Delhi
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • SUNY Morrisville
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • SUNY Oneonta
  • SUNY Oswego
  • SUNY Plattsburgh
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • SUNY Purchase
  • Syracuse University
  • Union College
  • Universal Technical Institute University at Buffalo
  • University of Rochester
  • Utica College
  • Villanova University

Outside of New York State

  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Castleton State College
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Champlain College
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • Endicott College
  • Edinboro University
  • Fairfield University
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-LA
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • George Washington University
  • Hartford University
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • Johnson State College
  • Keene State College
  • La Grange College
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Marshall University
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Messiah College
  • Middlebury College
  • Montserrat College
  • Northeastern University
  • Norwich University
  • Ohio Valley University
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Penn State University
  • Pine Manor College
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Southern Vermont College
  • Springfield College
  • St. Michael’s College
  • Stetson University
  • The George Washington University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Conn. @ Storrs
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Maine @ Orono
  • University of Mass @ Amherst
  • University of Northeast Ohio
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Pittsburgh @ Bradford
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Vermont
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Western New England
  • Yale University

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