E. C. Glass High School

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E. C. Glass High School
2111 Memorial Ave
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
United States
Coordinates 37°24′27.9″N 79°9′59.8″W / 37.407750°N 79.166611°W / 37.407750; -79.166611Coordinates: 37°24′27.9″N 79°9′59.8″W / 37.407750°N 79.166611°W / 37.407750; -79.166611
School type Public high school
Founded 1871[1]
Superintendent Pending
Principal Dr. Tracy Richardson
Grades 9–12
Enrollment approximately 1,514 (2010)
Language English
Color(s)           Blue and White
Athletics conference Virginia High School League AA Seminole District
Mascot Hilltopper
Team name Hilltoppers
Rivals Heritage High School,
Brookville High School, Amherst County High School

E. C. Glass High School is a public school in Lynchburg, Virginia. It was founded in 1871 as Lynchburg High School and was named for long-time Superintendent of Public Schools in Lynchburg, Edward Christian Glass.[1]


E.C. Glass offers a range of Advanced Placement courses, including: AP World History, AP American History, AP US & Comparative Government, AP Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Computer Science, AP Calculus AB & BC, AP Statistics, AP Latin Vergil, AP German, AP Spanish, AP French, AP Language & Composition, AP English Literature, AP Art History, and AP Portfolio Art.[2]

Some of the awards and recognition for E. C. Glass High School include:[3]

  1. US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School 1983, 1993
  2. Redbook Magazine School Award 1996
  3. Newsweek Magazine, 2007 Ranked in Top Public High Schools
  4. Best Comprehensive High School in Virginia


E.C. Glass has a rich athletic tradition. E.C. Glass football team competed in the Virginia High School State Championship Play-offs in 1925, 1930, 1933, 1938, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1988, 1991, 1992, and 1995, and the semi-finals game in 1993 and 1994.[4] The Hilltoppers won the State Championship in 1930, 1933, 1938, 1988 and finished as state runners-up in 1991 and 1992. The most recent athletic team to win a state championship was the tennis team in 2014.[5]


Glass Theater offers courses in acting and technical theater.[6] Under Jim Ackley - a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, the program won four state theatre championships; they have been selected five times to perform on the Main Stage at the Educational Theatre Association national convention; they have been named the national high school theatre champions twice by the American High School Theatre Festival; and they have represented the United States at the Edinburgh (Scotland) International Arts Festival Fringe five times where they have always received critical acclaim and performed to sold out audiences.[7] In 1991, the US Congress named the EC Glass Senior Acting drama class students the winners of the “Young Writers and Inventor’s Award” for their play Going Toward the Light, written under Mr. Ackley’s supervision, on the AIDS crisis.[5]

In 1926, E.C. Glass' literary magazine, Menagerie (formerly, the Critic) was the first to receive the Virginia High School League's Trophy Class award.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Welcome to E. C. Glass High School". Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  2. ^ Academics | E. C. Glass High School
  3. ^ http://www.vsaart.com/ec_glass Virginia School of the Arts: EC Glass High School
  4. ^ http://www.vhsl.org/files/fb-pastchampions-1920-69.pdf; http://www.vhsl.org/files/fb-pastchampions-1970-present.pdf
  5. ^ a b Id.
  6. ^ Glass Theatre
  7. ^ Glass Theatre
  8. ^ Magazines
  9. ^ Gillis, Casey (May 22, 2012). "E.C. Glass's drama director to retire". The News & Advance. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Connie Britton on TV.com". CBS Interactive Inc. p. 1. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Scout.com: Ruben Brown Profile". Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  12. ^ "Buffalo Bills: Brad Butler". Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  13. ^ "HOF Inductees Class of 1995 William "Bill" Chambers". Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  14. ^ "Faith Prince Biography – Yahoo! Movies". Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  15. ^ "Brandon Ruckdashel on IMDB.com". p. 1.