skip to main content

Elwood-John H. Glenn High School

Morning Announcements (Click Here)

JGHS Updates 2023-2024

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

2023-2024 Grade Level Assembly Information 

AP Letter to Parents

PSAT- Registering with College Board

Exterior photo of school building


Click here for: Access to our Academic Intervention Services (AIS) Website

Click here for: Access to the Chrome Central Website


A Focused Future
We pride ourselves on working together to ensure that all students are provided with a safe, inclusive and engaging learning environment. Our curriculum is designed to spark intellectual curiosity, develop critical thinking, promote the ability to work collaboratively with respect and compassion for one another. We foster self-confidence, integrity and an industrious spirit in our students so that they will reach their true potential, become lifelong learners and engaged citizens in an ever changing interdependent global community.


Recognitions include New York State Reward School (2016, 2018), one of 'America's Most Challenging High Schools' as designated by the Washington Post (2016, 2017, 2018), a NYS top 100 school as designated by US News (2019), a 'School of Opportunity' as named by the National Education Policy Center (2015), a College Board AP Honor Roll School (2016, 2017), New York State Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction (2017-18 & 2018-2019) and a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.


ny state logo

8th annual logo

New York State Scholar-Athlete 
School of Distinction 2017-2018 & 2018-2019 
blue ribbon image





Regular School Hours: 7:26 a.m. - 2:36 p.m.

Contact Information:

478 Elwood Road
Elwood, NY 11731
Phone: (631) 266-5410
Health Office: (631) 266-5410 x3475
Attendance Office: (631) 266-5410 x3416

Principal: Corey McNamara
Assistant Principal: Lindsay Fritch, & Trish Sihksnel


Elwood-John H. Glenn High School has a continuing tradition of excellence. Each year, members of the senior class achieve SAT scores that rank above the national and state averages. The number of seniors cited by the National Merit Scholarship Program continues to exceed the national average. Graduating classes have included a number of National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and commended scholars. Ninety-four percent (94%) of the class of 2019 graduated with a Regents diploma, fifty-three percent (53%) earned Advanced Designations and ninety-four percent (94%) of the graduating class continued their education by attending colleges and universities throughout the country. Additionally, our open enrollment policy allows students to enroll in Advanced Placement courses where JGHS students consistently produce scores that rank above the state, national and global averages.

To achieve these impressive results, we offer a comprehensive curriculum for grades nine through twelve. Courses are reviewed annually and new courses are added to meet changing needs. Included are Advanced Placement and college-level courses, Regents courses that meet and exceed all state requirements, and electives in both academic and technical areas. We also offer college level courses through a partnership with St. John’s University that allows students to gain college credits in Spanish and Italian. Students interested in art have participated in fine arts summer programs, and student musicians have performed in state and national groups.

A full array of extracurricular clubs, performance groups, and interscholastic sports are available. Through our Natural Helpers Program, Operation Respect, and our Community Service Club, students develop a sense of caring and compassion for peers, the young, seniors, and the needy.

Our goal is to assist all students to achieve success at the highest level possible and to develop a sense of community and pride that will guide each individual through his/her educational journey and throughout life.