Glastonbury High School

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Glastonbury High School
330 Hubbard Street

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United States
Coordinates41°42′05″N 72°35′36″W / 41.7014°N 72.5934°W / 41.7014; -72.5934Coordinates: 41°42′05″N 72°35′36″W / 41.7014°N 72.5934°W / 41.7014; -72.5934
TypePublic school
MottoInspires curiosity, cultivates learning, and empowers students to shape their lives and our world.
School districtGlastonbury Public Schools
SuperintendentAlan Bookman
PrincipalNancy E. Bean
Number of students1,991 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Blue and White         
Team nameTomahawks
RivalSouthington High School,Simsbury High School

Glastonbury High School is a public, co-educational high school located in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Glastonbury High School is the only high school in the town of Glastonbury, Connecticut, it serves roughly 2,000 students and employs roughly 150 faculty members.[2] The school is known for its excellent education, and is consistently ranked among the best in Connecticut and the nation.[3]


Glastonbury High School has eight academic departments: Art, Career and Vocational Education, English Language Learners/(ELL), English/Language Arts, Foreign Language, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Music, and Science.[4]

Glastonbury High School has two support departments: School Counseling and Special Education/Pupil Services.[4]

In addition to the two main support departments, students can receive extra assistance through the Math Center, Reading and Writing Center, and the Library Media Center.[5]

The Mary A. Kingsbury Library at Glastonbury High School provides research material in the building and at home with a variety of print resources (i.e. books, magazines, reference material) and paid Internet databases (e.g. newspaper archives).[6]


Glastonbury High School (GHS) offers a variety of clubs and activities for students, including rowing, cross-country, football, swimming and diving, field hockey, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, wrestling and track teams.

In addition to the sports programs, there is a large selection of clubs and extracurricular activities that support the mission statement; the administration promotes participation in clubs by all students, as there are clubs for many interests. Examples include Astronomy Club, Science Bowl, Debate Club, Drama Club, Yearbook Club, Model U.N., Men's Choir, and other academic clubs.[7] A new chapter of DECA was founded in 1501; the school's largest club is Key Club.


Glastonbury High School's athletic programs were ranked among the best in the state and country in 2015, coming in at number 1 in Connecticut and 14 nationally.[8]

State championships[edit]

The Glastonbury Tomahawks have won state championships in the following sports and seasons:[9][10]

  • Boys and Girls Crew: 2014 (points champion), 2015, 2018 (points champion), 2019 (points champion)
  • Boys Golf: 2014
  • Boys Ice Hockey: 1999, 2003
  • Boys Soccer: 1959, 1960, 1989, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Boys Swimming and Diving: 1975
  • Boys Tennis: 1985
  • Boys Volleyball: 1996, 2002
  • Field Hockey: 2010, 2014
  • Football: 1984, 1989, 2008
  • Girls Crew: 2011
  • Girls Golf: 1996, 1998
  • Girls Ice Hockey: 2015
  • Girls Indoor Track: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015
  • Girls Outdoor Track: 2007, 2010
  • Girls Soccer: 2011, 2014, 2015
  • Girls Swimming and Diving: 1976
  • Girls Tennis: 1991, 1992, 2016, 2017
  • Girls Volleyball: 1993
  • Girls Cross Country: 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Gymnastics: 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 2011, 2012
  • Wrestling: 1972, 1978

Renovations and building history[edit]

In 2002, citizens voted to have Glastonbury High School renovated.[citation needed] The renovation was completed in September, 2007. New science labs and classrooms were added to the school; the old science wing, auditorium, and gym facilities received major renovations, and the library and cafeteria each received an addition. The renovation increased the capacity of the school from 1,500 students to 2,300.[citation needed]

The Glastonbury Education Foundation funded a state-of-the-art digital television studio in May, 2008.[11]

Glastonbury High School was built in 1952 (wings B, E, and F), and has received the following:

  • 1956: Additional classroom wing (older part of C wing)[citation needed]
  • 1971: (Former) science wing (newer part of C wing), gymnasium, and auditorium were built[citation needed]
  • 1991: Additional classroom wing constructed (D wing) and renovations done to the building[citation needed]
  • 2007: Added a science wing (A wing), additional renovations done to the building (particularly the former science wing - newer part of C wing)

In June 2016, the school board approved plans to build a brand new artificial turf soccer field with lights on the Baldwin Fields behind the school building; the field is planned to be built in 2017 and is estimated to cost around $1.6 million. Included in the plan are bleachers for 250 spectators, a fence around the field, and ball netting to catch loose balls. Space will be set aside for another project in the future which will include storage, bathrooms, and locker rooms.[12]


  1. ^ "Glastonbury High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "GHS Staff Directory". Archived from the original on 2013-03-23. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Glastonbury Schools Are Ranked Tops in The Country and CT". Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-26. Retrieved 2008-12-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "GHS Reading and Writing Center". Retrieved 2015-10-14.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-26. Retrieved 2008-12-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Glastonbury Public Schools". GHS Clubs and Activities. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Glastonbury High School's Sports Program Ranked Among Nation's Best". Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  9. ^ "GHS State Championships - Athletics". Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  10. ^ "CIAC Sports Champions Database Search". Retrieved 2019-04-01.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2008-12-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Courant, Hartford. "School Board Approves Lighted Soccer Field At Glastonbury High School". Retrieved 2016-06-30.

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