Honors & Awards
Glen Ridge High School was named a Gold medal winner in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings. Using their criteria, Glen Ridge High School was ranked the 14th best high school in New Jersey and 317th in the nation. Additional information about the rankings can be found at https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/search .
Glen Ridge High School Principal Louis Melchor announced that seniors Emily Duffus, Cameron Mehlman and Sajan Ramanathan have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Harper Nix, RAS 5th grader, was selected as one of this year's nine New Jersey Enthusiastic Reader winners, from over 200 entries. Harper was recognized at a ceremony in November at Ocean Place Resort & Spa. The New Jersey Enthusiastic Reader program is sponsored by the New Jersey Association of School Librarians. The award is based on enthusiasm for reading and sharing books, using books for a variety of reasons, reading independently on a voluntary basis, and use of school and public libraries.Two Glen Ridge High School eleventh-grade students, Kathryn Sargent and Louisa Benhamou, received the Honor Mention Award for the National Center for Women in Information Technology for their achievement and involvement in computing. NCWIT's mission is to increase the meaningful participation of women in computing.
America’s Most Challenging High Schools
Congratulations to Glen Ridge High School for being named one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post. The ranking is derived from a formula that compares the number of Advance Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced International Certificate of Education exams to the number of graduating seniors. In the 2017 ranking, Glen Ridge was ranked 508th in the nation and sixteenth in New Jersey.
GRHS Student Named Finalist In New York Time Student Editorial Contest
Erin Chung, an eleventh grader at GRHS, was named a finalist in the New York Time Student Editorial Contest. Erin’s editorial, entitled "Bridging the Racial Gap Among Teachers” was one of nearly 8000 entries that were reviewed.
GRHS Students Excel on the AP Exams
The College Board recently released the results of the Advance Placement Exams that were taken this past May. Sixty-eight (68) students have received recognition for their performance on the AP exams.
- Forty (40) students were named AP Scholars (score of three or higher on three or more exams)
- Nine (9) students earned AP Scholar with Honors (average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of three or higher on four or more of these exams)
- Fifteen (15) students attained AP Scholar with Distinction (average score of 3.5 or higher on all AP exams taken, and scores of three or higher on five or more of these exams)
- Four (4) students achieved the highest recognition of National AP Scholar (average score of at least four on all AP exams taken, and scores of four or higher on eight or more of these exams)
Congratulations to the students and their teachers.