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Elwood-John H. Glenn High School

Address: 478 Elwood Road, Elwood, NY 11731

Main Office: (631) 266-5410

Health Office: (631) 266-5410 Ext. 3475

Attendance Office: (631) 266-5410 Ext. 3416

Principal: Corey McNamara

Asst. Principals: Lindsay Fritch & Trish Sihksnel

School Hours: 7:26 a.m. - 2:36 p.m.


Upcoming ADL Meetings @ 3pm in the library: 1/25, 2/28, 3/27, 5/2, 5/30

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About Elwood-John H. Glenn High School

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Elwood-John H. Glenn High School has a continuing tradition of excellence. Each year, members of the senior class achieve SAT scores that rank above the national and state averages. The number of seniors cited by the National Merit Scholarship Program continues to exceed the national average. Graduating classes have included a number of National Merit Scholarship finalists, semifinalists and commended scholars. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of the class of 2023 graduated with a Regents diploma, seventy-five percent (75%) earned Advanced Designations and ninety percent (90%) of the graduating class continued their education by attending colleges and universities throughout the country. Additionally, our open enrollment policy allows students to enroll in Advanced Placement courses where JGHS students consistently produce scores that rank above the state, national and global averages.

To achieve these impressive results, we offer a comprehensive curriculum for grades nine through twelve. Courses are reviewed annually and new courses are added to meet changing needs. Included are Advanced Placement and college-level courses, Regents courses that meet and exceed all state requirements, and electives in both academic and technical areas. We also offer college level courses through partnerships with Suffolk Community College, Stony Brook University, and St. John’s University that allows students to gain college credits in Business, Technology, English, Government, Spanish and Italian. Students interested in art have participated in fine arts summer programs, and student musicians have performed in state and national groups.

A full array of extracurricular clubs, performance groups, and interscholastic sports are available. Through our service learning programs, such as Natural Helpers, Freshman Buddies, Best Buddies, Social Justice Ambassadors, Unity with Diversity and our Community Service Club, students develop a sense of caring and compassion for peers, the young, seniors, and the needy.

Our goal is to assist all students to achieve success at the highest level possible and to develop a sense of community and pride that will guide each individual through his/her educational journey and throughout life.

A Focused Future

We pride ourselves on working together to ensure that all students are provided with a safe, inclusive and engaging learning environment. Our curriculum is designed to spark intellectual curiosity, develop critical thinking, and promote the ability to work collaboratively with respect and compassion for one another. We foster self-confidence, integrity and an industrious spirit in our students so that they will reach their true potential, become lifelong learners and engaged citizens in an ever changing interdependent global community.
Recognitions include: a New York State Reward School, one of 'America's Most Challenging High Schools' as designated by the Washington Post, a NYS top 100 school as designated by US News, a 'School of Opportunity' as named by the National Education Policy Center, a College Board AP Honor Roll School with Gold status, a College Board Access Award recipient, a New York State Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

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NAMM AwardAP District Honor Roll Recipient