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.