Glens Falls High School

Glens Falls High School is a high school serving the Glens Falls City School District[3] and Glens Falls Common School District.[citation needed] It is located at 10 Quade Street[3] near Sherman Avenue in Glens Falls, New York.

Glens Falls High School
10 Quade Street

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United States
Coordinates43°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
School typePublic, high school
MottoExcellence in Education
School districtGlens Falls City School District
NCES District ID3612240[1]
CEEB code332103
NCES School ID361224000981[2]
PrincipalTammy Silvernell
Teaching staff40.01 (on a FTE basis) (2018–19)[2]
Enrollment651 (2018–19)[2]
Student to teacher ratio16.27 (2018–19)[2]
Color(s)Red and black
Team nameIndians
Communities servedGlens 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
Location421–433 Glen St.,
Glens Falls, New York
Coordinates43°18′50″N 73°39′04″W / 43.314°N 73.651°W / 43.314; -73.651
Built1905; 116 years ago (1905)
ArchitectEphraim B. Potter
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Classical Revival
MPSEphraim B. Potter Buildings TR
NRHP reference No.84003335
Added to NRHPSeptember 29, 1984[4]


The high school was formerly located at 421-433 Glen Street.[4] That building, designed by local architect Ephraim Potter, currently (2018) an apartment complex,[citation needed] was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[4]


Glens Falls High School has a variety of athletic programs, including basketball, 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. In 2019 they won both the NYSPHSAA state championship defeating Lowville 75-74[5] & the Federation title defeating Cardinal O'Hara 88-79.[6] 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. They won again in 2018 by defeating Batavia 55-32.[7]

Extracurricular activitiesEdit

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 and Prom Committee.

Later start timeEdit

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 alumniEdit

Basketball team[9]


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Glens Falls City School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public Schools - Glens Falls Senior High School (361224000981)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Glens Falls City School District - Index". Glens Falls City School District. Retrieved March 24, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
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  8. ^ "Obituary: Mrs. Ewald Buchal". The Post-Star. Glens Falls, New York. May 5, 1926. Retrieved October 14, 2020 – via
  9. ^ "Men's Basketball Athlete Profile - Jimmer Fredette". Retrieved March 24, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Dave LaPoint Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 6, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "David Palmer Statistics & History". Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved March 24, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "David Strader". Glens Falls Post-Star. Retrieved March 3, 2019.