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E.C. Glass High School2

Lynchburg, VA | Lynchburg City County


August 24, 2011

E.C. Glass is a great high school experience. Most, if not all, of the teachers are willing to give up their time to give extra help outside of the classroom if necessary. The sports teams are pretty good; volleyball and girl's basketball went to the state championship 2 years ago. The football team is getting better! The marching band and choral department are award winning, and the theatre program's astounding!! They put on productions that make new patrons say they would never know that it was a high school and not professional production. There are of course some problems. The guidance department is pretty awful alot of times. This year they overfilled alot of classes to the point where it was literally illegal and are now having to go back and change around alot of people's schedules. I've also heard of a case where one of the counselors did not get a students college application in on time, so the student did not even have a chance of getting in to that college. The school offers something like 19 AP courses (which is way more than most high schools). Plus they offer some online classes for subjects not taught in the school. I would recommend the school overall.

Submitted by a student

January 22, 2010

I am a parent of two students at ecglass and I feel that the school has not done their job with the myspace web page that was sent out with all the children on it. I feel that as teachers they need to help and be supportive of those children and make themselves more aware of the things that are being said to other children while they are at school.

Submitted by a parent

September 30, 2009

I am not only a parent of a Glass student, but I graduated there many years ago myself. The school is outstanding in every way. The teachers really care about their students and are always available for after-school tutoring if needed. The band director and theatre director are two of the finest in the country, and their respective programs excell under their leadership. If you have a child that is even remotely inclined towards music or drama, his or her life will be changed by either of those activities at E.C. Glass. Overall, it is simply a fantastic school. You shouldn't even consider a private school in Lynchburg if your child has the opportunity to attend Glass. Many people in the contiguous counties pay tuition just to send their children to E.C. Glass.

Submitted by a parent

August 21, 2009

Awesome school my child learned so much there i think it should get an award

Submitted by a parent

November 7, 2008

Great school.Most AP courses offered in are both in public and private schools.

Submitted by a parent

October 2, 2008

E.C. Glass taught me and my child not only how to succeed academically but also how to thrive as mature adults. With outstanding achievements in sports they also have an awesome drama and band. The numerous activites, clubs and gruops that are avalible make any high school experience enjoyable. Plus they have an awesome wrestling team. :)

Submitted by a parent

August 9, 2008

The two negative comments posted earlier, both of which origniated from Northern Virginia, are lacking in honesty, and imbued with complacency. E. C. Glass High Shcool is a wonderful shcool. This shcool teaches responsibility; students know that if a problem arises, they should contact the source. It feels great to be a hilltopper, and playing two sports there, i know there is no better way to gain friendships than being a part of a team. The following you might not like to hear, but it is true. Glass is the #1 shcool in this area.

Submitted by a student

August 6, 2008

Along with each of my siblings, I attended and graduated from E.C. Glass High School. All three of us were fortunate to be admitted to elite colleges (Ivy's and 'Public Ivy's') and were very well prepared academically. The extra-curriculars at Glass were/are stellar, with a nationally recognized arts & drama program and a long tradition of success in athletics. The greatest strength of the E.C. Glass experience is the preparation for real life - with friendships abnd relationships developed with inviduals from diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds. If you fear diversity and admission to college is less of a concern, then LCA and VES are better options.

June 5, 2008

The two negative postings are perplexing. I don't question their honesty, but their experience was certainly not mine. I taught at E. C. Glass for 25 years, and my child graduated from Glass. My child received a good enough education to be accepted by Duke, Columbia, Penn, and UNC-Chapel Hill. If there is a criticism to be made, my child usually had far too much homework dutifully working 2 to 6 hours every night. Glass s student body makeup has always been a problem: many at the top and bottom, but just a relative few in the middle. Unfortunately, rigid social cliques definitely existed. Academically, I thought we challenged our brightest students to the hilt, but we probably should have demanded more from the students at the bottom and in the middle. I loved this school, though, and we built our house in the Glass district specifically so our child could go there.

Submitted by a parent

December 14, 2007

I am a freshman at e.c. glass although I just came from middle school. I am adjusting very well. I love it, the teachers are nice, the students are respectful and the enviroment is a nice one to be in.

Submitted by a student

April 16, 2007

I am the parent of a senior at E.C. Glass. We moved from Northern Virginia last year. I am really upset and extremely disappointed with E.C. Glass. It is a terrible school in more ways than one. Some of the teachers are somewhat helpful but the majority could care less about anything. If the kids have to makeup a test, they have to skip lunch in order to do it, since they have no study hall. The guidance counselor should never have been a counselor at all. She is arrogant and blames the students and/or the parents for any problems they may have. The crime rate is very bad, and I worry about my child everyday. Extracurricular Activities are few and far between. I would not recommend this school to my worst enemy. We are counting the seconds when my child graduates. This is a very bad school.

Submitted by a parent

December 6, 2006

Glass high school is an excellent school overall. My son has some attention problems, and the administration was always very helpful in addressing them. In addition, the school challenged my son without making him into one of those kids who does nothing but homework.

Submitted by a parent

November 30, 2006

Academic excellence for each of my four children has resulted in wonderful college experiences, and many advanced credits. The extracurricular opportunities were also outstanding, from a variety of sports, orchestra, theater and ACE competition. The teachers are demanding and use best practices, continuing their professional development with many completing National Teacher Certification.Parental involvement is good with multiple booster organizations and a EC Glass Foundation, one of the few public high school foundations in Va.

Submitted by a parent

November 23, 2006

EC Glass has some very poor teachers who care little about the students. They have little or no communication with parents. One can only believe that the leadership is sorely lacking and the morale of this school is on a downward spiral. I would not recommend sending your student to this school.

Submitted by a parent

June 23, 2006

I moved to Lynchburg, Virginia from the Northern Virginia area in November of 2006 and attended E.C. Glass High School as a junior and was very disappointed in the level of education. My counsoler was very rude and didn't seem to want to help me adjust to the school. When I went to her with a problem I was having with one of my teachers, she seemed like I was the one at fault and didn't want to resolve the matter. The teachers didn't care about giving their students the best education possible, all they cared about was when they could leave the building. If you really care the value of your child's education, then I would think twice about sending your child the E.C. Glass High School.

Submitted by a student

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