E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, VA - Niche

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E.C. Glass High School is a public school in Lynchburg, Virginia. It has 1,366 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 66% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 171 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2111 Memorial Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24501
(434) 522-3712

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3.6 from 171 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 2
    Overall Experience: The school seems relatively segregated and the division between "normal," "advanced," and AP classes only seems to further that divide. More intelligent students receive more attention and favoritism is a problem amongst some teachers. However the good were the absolute highlight of my time there.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Their college programs are amazing and they excel both academically and athletically!
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: They have a wonderful arts programs.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: E. C. Glass is an okay high school, and while some of the teachers helped me get where I am today, the environment is not the best nor are the faculty the most competent. The most memorable moments I have from attending there are the lessons my teachers taught me and how many of them kept the subject interesting and relevant. Unfortunately, not all students shared my enthusiasm and often caused disruptions, and depending on the teacher these students would be lightly reprimanded or ignored altogether, which often lead to a recurrence of the behavior instead of ending it. Many of the rules were unequally enforced, with a large stress placed upon cell phone and dress code violations, but light slaps on the wrist for more serious and disrespectful violations. Glass had potential to be a really good school, but minor issues like the ones stated undermined what it succeeded at and from I have heard it has only gotten worse.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Food: The "healthy food" that the cafeteria lunches provide seem to be mostly junk--even if its vegetables, they look and taste gross!

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Heritage High School 4 mi. 1,041
3.00 Brookville High School 6 mi. 1,031
3.33 Jefferson Forest High School 8 mi. 1,371
2.33 Rustburg High School 10 mi. 850
2.33 Amherst County High School 13 mi. 1,392

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 53%
Female 46%

Student Diversity

E.C. Glass High School United States Amherst County High School Brookville High School Heritage High School Jefferson Forest High School Rustburg High School
White 48.0% 51.0% 68.0% 79.0% 35.0% 84.0% 80.0%
African American 45.0% 15.0% 22.0% 12.0% 54.0% 7.0% 16.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 3.0% 2.0% 4.0% 2.0% 0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0% 1.0% 2.0% 3.0% 0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.7%
Grade 10 23.8%
Grade 11 24.9%
Grade 12 25.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 78% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 43% Arts: theatre, orchestra, band, chorus
  • 25% Academics
  • 18% Atheletics
  • 14% Culinary Program

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 43% There are a lot of slackers.
  • 29% Some people do slack off
  • 29% A large amount of students who resist teachers.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 69% Arts: theatre, orchestra, band, chorus
  • 31% Its AP program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 50% Abundant opportunities
  • 21% Work
  • 14% Effort gets you ahead.
  • 7% Work hard and also relaxed at times
  • 7% Clique-y

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 54% Work!
  • 15% Be nice to all of your teachers.
  • 15% Beware of the cliches that exist.
  • 8% Be nice to your teachers as a freshman.
  • 8% Do not be rude to anyone.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 21% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.