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Glastonbury High School
Glastonbury High School
330 Hubbard Street

Hartford County

United States
Coordinates41°42′05″N 72°35′36″W / 41.7014°N 72.5934°W / 41.7014; -72.5934
TypePublic school
School districtGlastonbury Public Schools
SuperintendentAlan Bookman
CEEB code070215
PrincipalNancy E. Bean
Faculty135.25 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Number of students1,862 (2023-21)[2]
Color(s)Blue and white
Team nameGuardians

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

It is the only high school in Glastonbury, and serves roughly 2,000 students and employs roughly 150 faculty members.[3] As of 2023, the school ranks 1,158th out of a possible 17,680 high schools nationally and is ranked 23rd out of a possible 198 high schools in Connecticut.[2]


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.[citation needed]


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.[7] The school's team name was the Tomahawks until 2020,[8] and was then changed to the Guardians.[9]

State championships

The Glastonbury Guardians have won state championships in the following sports and seasons:[10][11]

Class Team Year
Class LL Girls Cross Country 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2021, 2022
Open Girls Cross Country 2007, 2008, 2010, 2017, 2022
Class LL Boys Soccer 1989, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Class L-M Boys Soccer 1959, 1960
Class LL Girls Outdoor Track 2007, 2010, 2021, 2022
Class LL Girls Indoor Track 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2020, 2022, 2023
Open Girls Indoor Track 2011, 2020
Class LL Girls Soccer 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
Div. II Boys Ice Hockey 1999, 2003
Class LL Football 1989, 2008
Class L-I Football 1984
Class M Boys Cross Country 1958, 1959
Open Boys Cross Country 1959
Class L Girls Gymnastics 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 2011, 2012
Open Girls Gymnastics 2011
Class L Field Hockey 2010, 2014
Class L Girls Tennis 1991, 1992, 2017
Class L Girls Volleyball 1993
Class L Boys Volleyball 2002
Div. I Boys Golf 2014
Class L Wrestling 1978
Class LL Boys Tennis 1985
Open Boys Tennis 1981
Class LL Boys Outdoor Track 2019
Class M Boys Outdoor Track 1960
Class M Boys Cross Country 1958, 1959
Class LL Girls Swimming & Diving 1976
Class L Boys Swimming & Diving 1975
  • Boys and Girls Crew: 2014 (points champion), 2015, 2018 (points champion), 2019 (points champion)
  • Girls Crew: 2011
  • Girls Golf: 1996, 1998
  • Girls Ice Hockey: 2015


Renovations and building history

A 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 Glastonbury Education Foundation funded a state-of-the-art digital television studio in May, 2008.[13]

Glastonbury High School was built in 1953 (wings B, E, and F), and has received the following:

  • 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.[14]

In 2022 the school opened a new "STEAM" lab in the E wing where the automotive workshop was once located. The lab features software and technology to help students conduct their own research. The addition cost $300,000 to construct and an additional $400,000 to fully furnish. The renovation also included a renovation of the adjacent graphics design classroom.[15]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Glastonbury High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "USNews". 21 September 2023. Retrieved 2023-09-21.
  3. ^ "GHS Staff Directory". Archived from the original on 2013-03-23. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Curriculum". Archived from the original on 2010-12-26. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  5. ^ "GHS Reading and Writing Center". Retrieved 2015-10-14.
  6. ^ "GHS Library Media". Archived from the original on 2010-12-26. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  7. ^ "Glastonbury High School's Sports Program Ranked Among Nation's Best". 9 December 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  8. ^ Smith, Steve (21 August 2020). "Glastonbury High School mascot to change". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  9. ^ Leavenworth, Jesse (23 March 2021). "Glastonbury High School gets new mascot — designed by a student". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  10. ^ "GHS State Championships - Athletics". Archived from the original on 2016-10-03. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  11. ^ "CIAC Sports Champions Database Search". Retrieved 2019-04-01.
  12. ^ "CIAC Sports Champions Database Search". CIAC. Retrieved June 10, 2023.
  13. ^ "Glastonbury Education Foundation". Archived from the original on 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  14. ^ Courant, Hartford. "School Board Approves Lighted Soccer Field At Glastonbury High School". Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  15. ^ Qian, Kate (2022-08-06). "STEAM Education is Being Revived in Glastonbury". Yale Daily News. Retrieved 2023-09-07.
  16. ^ "Glastonbury Native Ingraham Poised for Prime Fox Show: Reports". Glastonbury, CT Patch. September 13, 2017.
  17. ^ Lang, Marty (May 14, 2000). "Actress From Connecticut Heads Back Home to Help". The New York Times.
  18. ^ Chow, Kat (June 4, 2019). "Going Home With Ocean Vuong". The Atlantic.
  19. ^ Lucivero • •, Gabrielle. "Glastonbury's Donn Cabral, Two-Time Olympian, Right on Track for Next Chapter".
  20. ^ "Glastonbury High School Class of 2013".
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