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E.C. Glass High School

Public | 9-12 | 1423 students

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 21, 2009

Awesome school my child learned so much there i think it should get an award
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

Great school.Most AP courses offered in are both in public and private schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 17, 2005

E.C. Glass is the perfect school. There is diversity, excellence and opportunities. While nothing is perfect,this is a great place to become a young adult.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 76% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 83% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 89% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 87% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

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Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
92%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 85% in 2013.

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World History I

The state average for World History I was 84% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
89%
World History II

The state average for World History II was 85% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students37%
Female students39%
Male students35%
Black students31%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students49%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English37%

Algebra II

All Students33%
Female students33%
Male students33%
Black students13%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students50%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English33%

Biology

All Students75%
Female students75%
Male students76%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Chemistry

All Students76%
Female students72%
Male students80%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Earth Science

All Students56%
Female students51%
Male students60%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

English: Reading

All Students85%
Female students86%
Male students84%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

English: Writing

All Students80%
Female students82%
Male students79%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial55%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Geometry

All Students74%
Female students79%
Male students69%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

History and Social Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Virginia and United States History

All Students84%
Female students79%
Male students89%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

World Geography

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

World History I

All Students76%
Female students78%
Male students75%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

World History II

All Students78%
Female students82%
Male students74%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Lynchburg, VA 24501
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