Glen Ridge High School is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 8th Annual Honor Roll, Glen Ridge High School had to, since 2015, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.

Helping more students learn at a higher level and earn higher AP scores is an objective of all members of the AP community, from AP teachers to district and school administrators to college professors. Many districts are experimenting with initiatives and strategies to see how they can expand access and improve student performance at the same time. Inclusion in the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2015 to 2017, looking across 38 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used. Congratulations to all the educators and administrators who have worked to clear a path for more students of all backgrounds to participate and succeed in AP!


Congratulations to the Glen Ridge High School Girl's Soccer Team who won their sixth consecutive Sectional Championship and made their third consecutive trip to the Group 1 Finals. The team finished the season with a 15-4-1 record.


The High School Marching Band recently competed in two championships and entertained large crowds along the East Coast. At New Jersey State Championships in Middletown, Glen Ridge won 2nd place and earned the awards for Best Music and Best Overall Effect. That same day, at National Championships in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Glen Ridge took 2nd place and won the award for Best Music in the nation. GRHS was also chosen out of all competing bands to receive the National "Esprit de Corps" Award, given by the US Marine Corps. Congratulations to the Band on very successful season!

GRHS Class of 2017:

College Selections

American University Babson College Bard College Bates College

Berkley College of Music Boston University Carnegie Mellon University

Champlain College Clemson College Coastal Carolina University Colby College

College of Charleston College of William and Mary Columbia College Chicago

Cornell University DePaul University Dickinson College Drew University

Drexel University Duke University Emerson College Fordham University

Franklin and Marshall College George Mason University Georgetown University

German Studienkolleg Gettysburg College Hampton University

Harrisonburg University Science & Technology High Point University

Hobart and William Smith College Iona College Ithaca College

James Madison University Lehigh University Loyola University McGill University

Miami University of Ohio Michigan State University Montclair State University

New Jersey Institute of Technology New York University Northeastern University

Pennsylvania State University Philadelphia University Providence College

Quinnipiac University Rensselaer Institute of Technology Rice University

Rochester Institute of Technology Rutgers University Savannah College of Art & Design

School of Visual Arts Seton Hall University

Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning St. Joseph's University

Stanford University Stevens Institute of Technology SUNY Maritime SUNY New Paltz

Swarthmore College Syracuse University The College of New Jersey The New School

The University of Alabama The University of Hartford Trent University Tufts University

Tulane University University of Arizona University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Santa Barbara University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Connecticut University of Delaware University of Kansas

University of Kentucky University of Maine University of Massachusetts - Amherst

University of Michigan University of Miami University of Mississippi

University of New England University of North Carolina - Wilmington

University of Pennsylvania University of Rhode Island University of Scranton

University of South Carolina University of Tennessee University of Wisconsin

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Wagner College Washington University

West Essex County College West Virginia University Wheaton College MA Yale University

National Merit Scholarship Program

Glen Ridge High School Principal Louis Melchor announced that seniors Ethan Huang and Alexander Kostas have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corp. (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Mr. Melchor to each recipient.

2017 National AP Scholars!

Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

Emily Duffus Ethan Huang

Judah Raab Sajan Ramanathan


2017 AP Scholars with Distinction

Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Meghan Agarwal Maxwell Auborn Nora Berry

Lane Darby Allison Drier Lev Kolinski

Nicholas Mead Cameron Mehlman Richard Moriarty

Julia Sterling Deven Woolford

2017 AP Scholars with Honor

Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Maxwell Abernathy Celia Buckley Sonya Dombrowski

Clark Edwards Sonia Kinkhabwala Daniel Lawson

Meghan Marhan Bryanna O'Keefe Asher Segal

2017 AP Scholar

Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

Quinn Allemand Charles Anello Louiza Benhamou

Tiffina Benhamou Emma Biederman Michael Bogaards

William Cotrone Merritt Davie Matthew Frattura

Jonah Fritz David Gray Dan Hauschild

James Hausmann Mia Holtz Matthew Kinloch

Alexander Kostas Taylor Kulik Matthew Lamberson

Juliann Lisovicz Kathryn Liu Katherine Merriman

Erin O'Gorman Greg Olsen Aaron Pacheco

Jaymi Pena Henry Perazza Julian Reda

Kevin Richardson Kathryn Sargent Olivia Schwern

Robert Silvera Margaret Smith Alyssa Smolen

Nell Steinmetz Jennifer Testa Nicholas Vecchione

Erin Vogel Daniel Wenzl Lyla Wotring Jessie Zuiderveld

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 here.

New Jersey Enthusiastic Reader

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.

National Center for Women in Informational Technology

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.

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.