About our school

Scotia-Glenville High School is located on Sacandaga Road approximately half a mile northwest of the village of Scotia, New York. The school is set in a suburban setting surrounded by open space used for sports fields and neighborhood streets.

Construction on Scotia-Glenville High School was completed in 1955. There have been two major additions – an extension of A-wing in the early 1960s and the addition of D-wing and expansion of C-wing in 2001. These most recently updated facilities included a new gymnasium, science classrooms and a new music area along with renovations including a new track and upgraded heating system.

Scotia-Glenville High School is home to approximately 860 students in grades 9 -12 as well as approximately 175 skilled and dedicated teachers and non-instructional staff members.

Our goal is to provide exceptional services and programming in an academically rich and nurturing environment in which everyone is encouraged to learn and grow.  SGHS provides 15 Advanced Placement or College-in-the-High School courses to challenge learners and prepare them for higher education while also offering vocational and technical education opportunities through the regional BOCES.

Academic excellence is stressed at our school along with an emphasis on character development. We look at the whole child and try to help each one develop socially, emotionally, physically and academically. The Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Education (GIVE Program) – a hallmark of SGHS – consists of student-run service-learning teams.  Nearly 150 of our students each year provide approximately 1,200 hours of community service throughout our area.

Scotia-Glenville High School has been commended on several occasions for academic excellence. The annual graduation rate frequently exceeds 90%.

There is a wide array of clubs and activities for students to experience.

Our school colors are crimson and white and our mascot is the Tartan (Scottish Highlander usually pictured with a bagpipe). We have many students that participate in athletics among our 24 sports programs. Most teams achieve Scholar Athlete status from NYSPHAA. The Scholar Athlete designation means that at least 75 percent of the team’s members must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 90 percent. Our sports teams have been successful throughout the years and, most recently, our community has celebrated back-to-back NYS High School Boys Basketball Championships in 2014 and 2015.

We are a school community that is proud of its students, parents, faculty and staff. We believe that it takes the effort of the community in the education process in order to create a safe environment for everyone to grow. We offer a unique and welcoming experience in our school for all students and believe that it is a great place to live and learn.