Award Year: 2018

Glen Rock High School

400 Hamilton Avenue
Glen Rock, NJ, 07452-2328

(201) 445-7700

Mr. John Arlotta III, Principal at time of Nomination

Glen Rock Borough

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Glen Rock High School is dedicated to developing the full potential of each individual by providing for educational needs as determined by the family, the community and the school all working together.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 83%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 22%
Glen Rock High School's Musical production of Legally Blonde 2018

Glen Rock High School's Musical production of Legally Blonde 2018

Glen Rock High School ranks highly on many state and national rating systems that look at criteria like graduation rates, test scores, number of AP courses, teacher-student ratio, and other measurable data. Yet this is only one part of our school's profile. GRHS is a great school because of its staff--the leadership, the faculty, and the administrative personnel--all of whom are united in a common purpose.

Teachers at Glen Rock High School believe in a strength-based approach to teaching in which they help students to identify their strongest qualities and then help them to develop those strengths. Similarly, teachers, most of whom are the best and brightest in their fields, are encouraged themselves to be lifelong learners and to continue to pursue areas of academic interest.

The very best schools are ones that emphasize the importance of human relationships. Despite our highly academic program, a vast majority of our students (85%) are involved in some aspect of the arts. This is an anomaly for most similar schools, as the state average for participation in the arts is below 50%. We offer a wide variety of classes in both the fine and performing arts. The balance between a highly rigorous academic program and interest-based enhancements, such as those in the arts, truly makes Glen Rock High School a unique, personalized experience for all students.