Glenwood High School (Ohio)

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Glenwood High School
Home of the Tigers
  1. 1 Glenwood Tiger Trail
New Boston, Ohio
United States
Type Ohio, public, rural, high school
School district New Boston Local School District

Donnie Stapleton, Principal

Jimmy Bailey, Athletic Director
Head of school Melinda Burnside, Superintendent
Grades 7-12
Color(s) Scarlet and Gray [1]
Athletics baseball, boys' and girls' basketball, boys' and girls' cross country, boys' golf, fastpitch softball, boys' soccer, boys' and girls' track, and girls' volleyball [1]
Athletics conference Southern Ohio Conference [1]
Mascot Tigers [1]
Not to be confused with the former Glenwood High School in Plain Township, Stark County, Ohio which merged to form GlenOak High School

Glenwood High School (GHS) is a public high school in New Boston, a village located in Scioto County in the southern part of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is the only high school in the New Boston Local School District. Their mascot is the Tiger, and their colors are scarlet and gray.


New Boston school district was founded years ago. The previous buildings were constructed in the early 1900s, and consists of three schools: Stanton Elementary, Oak Street Intermediate, and Glenwood Junior-Senior High School. Though Glenwood currently houses grades 7-12, it was once the only school in the New Boston Local School District and houses all grades. The New Boston School District Boasts a 100% Graduation Rate and is one of the best schools in the state of Ohio. In 2008, voters of New Boston approved a 7.61 mil levy to build a new $20 million Pre-K through 12 school building on #1 Glenwood Tiger Trail. Used to be Lakeview ave. where the former Sun and Funland Pool once sat. The school purchased the land from the pool for $34,000. Local share of the $20 million school is only $3 million, and the rest is provided by the Ohio School Facilities Commission.[2]

The school is scheduled to break ground in February 2010 and open in time for the 2012 school year. This will be the first new school building built for New Boston since 1906.


In 2009, the New Boston School District was identified by the Ohio Department of Education as being among the top 30 districts in the state for students with special needs.[3]


There are ten school districts and eleven high schools in Scioto County along with one parochial school as well several private and community schools.[4] The school's athletic affiliation is with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and the Southern Ohio Conference (SOC), which has sixteen member schools and is divided into two divisions (SOC I & SOC II) based on the schools' enrollment. The SOC includes teams from four different Ohio counties - Jackson County (Oak Hill High School), Lawrence County (Symmes Valley High School), Pike County (Waverly High School, Eastern High School, and Western High School), and Scioto County (Clay High School, Green High School, Glenwood High School, Sciotoville Community School, Valley High School, Northwest High School, Minford High School, Portsmouth West High School, Notre Dame High School, South Webster High School, and Wheelersburg High School).[5]

See also Ohio High School Athletic Conferences and the Southern Ohio Conference

Glenwood High School offers the following extracurricular athletic teams for their student-athletes: baseball (grades 9-12), boys' and girls' basketball (grades 7-12), boys' and girls' Track and Field (grades 7-12), boys' soccer (grades 7-12), fast pitch softball (grades 9-12), boys' tennis (grades 9-12)boys', and girls' volleyball (grades 7-12).

Ohio High School Athletic Association championships and appearances[edit]

  • Boys' Basketball
OHSAA Final Four Appearances[6]
1960 - (Salem Local d. New Boston 67-59)

Famous alumni[edit]

Leroy Frazier - 1,044 career points, member of Glenwood 1960 State Tournament team, former player at The Ohio State University, member of the Ohio State 1961 Final Four team

Vern Riffe Jr. - Longest running Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives


  1. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "OHSAA Member School Info". Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  2. ^ Portsmouth Daily Times; Ottney, Ryan Scott. "Architects Unveil New Boston School Plans". Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  3. ^ Portsmouth Daily Times; Ottney, Ryan Scott. "New Boston One of 30 Best Schools for Special Needs". Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  4. ^ Ohio Department of Development. "Ohio County Profiles: Scioto County" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-05-08. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  5. ^ Southern Ohio Conference (January 2007). "Southern Ohio Conference Constitution and By-laws". 
  6. ^ OHSAA. "OHSAA 84th Annual State Basketball Tournament Program". p. 48 & 58. 

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Coordinates: 38°45′17″N 82°56′08″W / 38.754602°N 82.935449°W / 38.754602; -82.935449