Glens Falls High School

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Glens Falls High School
10 Quade Street
Glens Falls, (Warren County), New York 12801
United States
Coordinates 43°18′37″N 73°39′37″W / 43.31028°N 73.66028°W / 43.31028; -73.66028Coordinates: 43°18′37″N 73°39′37″W / 43.31028°N 73.66028°W / 43.31028; -73.66028
Funding type Public
Motto Excellence in Education
School district Glens Falls City School District
NCES District ID 3612240[1]
CEEB code 332103
NCES School ID 361224000981[2]
Principal Tammy Silvernell
Faculty 67.44 (on an FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9-12[2]
Enrollment 662[2] (2015-2016 school year)
 • Grade 9 167[2]
 • Grade 10 156[2]
 • Grade 11 159[2]
 • Grade 12 171[2]
Student to teacher ratio 12.17[2]
Color(s) Red and black
Team name Indians
Communities served Glens Falls & Queensbury
Glens Falls High School
Former Glens Falls High School in 2015.jpg
The old school is now an apartment building
Glens Falls High School is located in New York
Glens Falls High School
Location 421-433 Glen St., Glens Falls, New York
Coordinates 43°18′50″N 73°39′04″W / 43.314°N 73.651°W / 43.314; -73.651
Built 1905
Architect Potter, Ephraim B.
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, Other
MPS Potter, Ephraim B., Buildings TR
NRHP reference # 84003335
Added to NRHP September 29, 1984[4]

Glens Falls High School is a high school serving the Glens Falls City School District[3] and Glens Falls Common School District.[citation needed] The high school was formerly located at 421-433 Glen Street.[4] That building, currently an apartment complex,[citation needed] was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[4] Currently located at 10 Quade Street[3] near Sherman Avenue in Glens Falls, New York, the current building was recently[when?] renovated and modernized with a new third floor addition, new rooms, and new computers.[citation needed]


Glens Falls High School has a variety of athletic programs, most notable of which are the basketball team, lacrosse, ice hockey, soccer, track & field, football, and field hockey. Other programs include tennis, wrestling, cross country running, bowling, swimming & diving, alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, golf, softball and baseball. All GFHS Athletic teams carry the name "Indians." (Glens Falls Indians). The boys' basketball team were state semi-finalists in 1999 and finalists in 2003 and 2007. The girls' field hockey team were state champions in 2000 and 2001 and state finalists in 1985, 1999, and 2006. The boys' ice hockey team were state champions in 1990 and 1991. They were finalists in 2000 and semi-finalists in 1989, 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2005. The girls' basketball team were state finalists in 1985.

The Football team was a semi-finalist in 1993, and went to the Carrier Dome (State Finals) for the first time in school history in 2012, where they were runners up to the state champion Maine-Endwell. In 2016, the team made a trip back to the Carrier Dome for another try at a state championship, this time defeating Chenango Forks 47-39 for the program's first state championship title.

Winter sports were very successful for Glens Falls in the 2015-2016 school year. The girls and boys basketball teams especially, with the boys team becoming Foothills Council Champions and runners up in the Section II Finals, and the girls team as runners up in the Foothills Council Championship, but the Section II Champions with a win over Hoosick Falls. The boys swim team surprised many with a win at the Section II Finals, and sent many swimmers and some divers to the State Championship. The ice hockey team, The Tri-Falls Rivermen (combined with neighboring schools Hudson Falls and South Glens Falls) were runners up in the Section II finals.

Extracurricular Activities[edit]

Glens Falls High School offers a variety of extracurricular activities to students, in the forms of clubs, music, drama, art, and more. There are many clubs available to join at Glens Falls High School, appealing to students with various interests. Some of these clubs include National Honor Society, Student Government, Key Club, SLAM (Student Leadership Athletic Mentoring), Drama Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, AFS (American Field Service), Math Team, Rachael's Challenge, Prom Committee, and many other clubs and groups. The music program at GFHS is also very strong, with a notable band program that has very successfully participated in many competitions, and has also sent many students on to participate in All-County or All-State festivals. The orchestra and chorus departments are also impressive, sending multiple students to All-County and All-State also, as well as many NYSSMA festivals. Along with the chorus, theatre at Glens Falls High School is another quite successful department. Musicals are put on every other year by an array of talented students who audition for the roles. The art department is another impressive aspect of GFHS, offering an array of classes from photography to graphic design to pottery. The art department puts on an "Art Expo" show every spring to showcase all of the amazing talents of the students.

Later Start Time[edit]

In 2012, Glens Falls High School changed their start time from 7:45 am to 8:26 am to allow for students to get more sleep. As one of the first schools in the area to do so, many studies were done to see how the later start time affected student success rate. One of the studies conducted was by St. Lawrence University, who collected data to test how the start time affected the students' sleep, health, and academic success.

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Glens Falls Senior High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Glens Falls City School District - Index". Glens Falls City School District. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "Men's Basketball Athlete Profile - Jimmer Fredette". Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Dave LaPoint Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "David Palmer Statistics & History". Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved March 24, 2011.