John Glenn High School (New Concord, Ohio)

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John Glenn High School
13115 John Glenn
New Concord, OH 43762
PrincipalScott Carpenter
Enrollment581 (2015-16)[1]
Team name   
Information(740) 826-7641

John Glenn High School is a public high school in New Concord, Ohio. It is the only high school in the East Muskingum Local School District. Their nickname is the Little Muskies, taken from nearby Muskingum University's nickname, the Muskies.


John Glenn competes in the Muskingum Valley League. In addition, JGHS has programs such as wrestling, football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, swimming, soccer, track and field, golf, marching band, and cross country.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

John Glenn won its first-ever OHSAA school state title over 7-time boys basketball state champion St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, 76-72, on March 19th, 2016 in the D-II OHSAA Championship Game.[2]

Course Offerings[edit]

John Glenn High School offers 6 AP classes, in Art, US History, US Government, English, Chemistry, and Psychology. Its science classes include Physical Science, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Astronomy and Geology. The school also offers two foreign languages, Spanish and French. In the past, the school also offered German.

The school also offers College Credit Plus classes that can receive both college and high school credit. While most of these courses can be taken at nearby Muskingum University, Ohio University Zanesville, and Zane State College, some classes such as Calculus can be taken on campus.


In addition to a band and choir, John Glenn High School also has a string orchestra. The band consists of a marching and concert band, as well as PanJGea, a steel drum group. JG Company is a travelling subset of the choir. The school also has a strolling strings group, String Sounds.

In February 2018, JGHS Orchestra received a Superior rating in class C at OMEA state contest.


John Glenn High School gets its name from its most famous alumnus, John Glenn, the former U.S. Senator and first American to orbit Earth, who graduated when the school was still New Concord High School. The school is located in Glenn's hometown of New Concord, Ohio and Glenn himself was an active participant in and enthusiast of the school and its community. For these reasons, the school's students, staff, and community boast that they are the only "real" John Glenn High School in the United States.


  1. ^ "John Glenn High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  2. ^ Blackburn, Sam (19 March 2016). "John Glenn accomplishes state title mission". Times Recorder.

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Coordinates: 40°0′28″N 81°44′32″W / 40.00778°N 81.74222°W / 40.00778; -81.74222