Our Community

Lynchburg, an industrial and commercial center in Central Virginia, is a city of approximately 80,000 persons.  It is located on the banks of the James River in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The city offers a wide variety of cultural opportunities; six institutions of higher learning are located in Lynchburg or in the immediate area.  

School Description

E. C. Glass is a comprehensive, public high school, 9-12, that offers students the opportunity to prepare for college, careers, military or the world of work.  The Lynchburg City School Division is accredited by both the Virginia State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  

Grading Scale

A+ 99-100
A 93-98
A- 90-92

B+ 88-89
B 83-87
B- 80-82

C+ 78-79
C 73-77
C- 70-72

D+ 68-69
D 63-67
D- 60-62
F 0-59

Grade Point Average (GPA) and Class Rank

Advanced Placement, CVGS, and dual enrollment courses in core content areas:
A - 5; B - 4; C - 3; D - 2; F - 0

Advanced courses and specific dual enrollment courses:
A - 4.5; B - 3.5; C - 2.5; D - 1.5; F – 0

All other courses:
A – 4; B – 3; C – 2; D – 1; F – 0

Beginning with the Class of 2019, students can earn the distinction of Summa Cum Laude, based on the cumulative GPA to that point in their high school career.  The thresholds for Summa Cum Laude are noted below for the end of each grade level:

  • 9th Grade – 4.3
  • 10th Grade – 4.3
  • 11th Grade – 4.4
  • 12th Grade – 4.5 or higher

Diploma Options

Lynchburg City Schools offers the following diplomas:

  • Advanced Studies
  • Advanced Studies with Honors 
  • Standard
  • Applied Studies

2018 SAT Summary 

  ECG VA National
ERW 544 567 536
Math 517 550 531

2018 AP Results

Percentage scoring 3 or better: 61.5
Number of students testing: 361
Number of tests given: 790
Number of AP Scholars: 51
Equity of Excellence: 28.7

2018 ACT Summary

  ECG VA National
English 24.6 23.8 20.2
Math 22.5 23.3 20.5
Reading 24.3 24.6 21.3
Science 22.7 23.5 20.7
Composite 23.6  23.9 20.8