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Our school and community

The Queensbury Union Free School District was established as a New York State public school system in 1948, with eleven
students comprising the first graduating class in 1953. Approximately 3,000 students are now enrolled in grades K-12. The district maintains a strong emphasis on professional development focusing on core competencies, current advancements in curriculum and instruction. Nestled in the
foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, 50 miles north of the capital city of Albany, Queensbury High School serves a suburban community of approximately 30,000 adjacent to the city of Glens Falls. Queensbury High School has an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students. Students are required to carry a minimum of 5.5 credits per year, including physical education.

Course offerings

Click here to view the full list of graduation pathways and course offerings available at Queensbury High School. 

Class of 2020 SAT and ACT mean scores

Mean SAT

  • Evidence-based reading/writing: 581
  • Math: 566
  • Writing: 29

Mean ACT

  • English Comp.: 26
  • Math: 23
  • Reading: 25
  • Science: 24
  • Composite: 24

Mean subject

  • Bio: 650
  • Eng. Lit: 643
  • Chemistry: 714
  • Math I: 545
  • Math II: 683
  • US History 620

Transcripts & COVID-19

Student transcripts may reflect an Exemption (“E”) or Special Appeal (“SA”) for a Regents examination due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In the case where a Regents exam was cancelled, students were issued an “E” for the exam if they had a passing average in the course. Students who scored between a 50-64 on a Regents exam were issued an “SA” for the exam if they had a passing average in the course.

Grading system and class rank

Queensbury High School utilizes a sealed transcript that shows both a weighted and unweighted GPA. The class rank is determined on six semesters for college admissions purposes based on the unweighted GPA.

QHS scale

  • A: 90-100
  • B: 80-89
  • C: 70-79
  • D: 65-69
  • F: 64 and below



  • 97-100%
  • 4.0 on a 4.0 scale


  • 93-96%
  • 4.0 on a 4.0 scale


  • 90-92%
  • 3.7 on a 4.0 scale


  • 87-89%
  • 3.3 on a 4.0 scale


  • 83-86%
  • 3.0 on a 4.0 scale


  • 80-82%
  • 2.7 on a 4.0 scale


  • 77-79%
  • 2.3 on a 4.0 scale


  • 73-76%
  • 2.0 on a 4.0 scale


  • 70-72%
  • 1.7 on a 4.0 scale


  • 67-69%
  • 1.3 on a 4.0 scale


  • 65-66%
  • 1.0 on a 4.0 scale


  • 64% and below

QUFSD uses the College Board Conversion Table (above) for new transfer students and/or converting GPA to 4.0 scale.

International Baccalaureate courses

  • IB English Language & Literature, HL
  • IB Economics, SL
  • IB History of Americas, HL
  • IB Biology, SL
  • IB Biology, HL
  • IB Chemistry, HL
  • IB Physics, SL
  • IB Mathematics, SL
  • IB Mathematics, HL
  • IB Spanish, SL
  • IB French, SL
  • IB Visual Arts, HL
  • IB Music, SL
  • IB Psychology, HL

Students may elect to enroll in the full diploma programme as a potential IB Diploma Candidate, or may take individual courses. Students are required to complete the examinations and IB requirements. Scores are not listed on the transcript.

Advanced placement courses

  • AP World History
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Government & Politics
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Spanish
  • AP French

Students who sit for the course are required to sit for the examination. Scores are not listed on the transcript.

Honors courses

  • English 9, 10
  • Biology (Middle School)
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Advanced Regents Chemistry

Regional partnerships

Partnered with SUNY Adirondack

  • Career Academy IT Networking
  • Career Academy Electrical Technology
  • Career Academy New Media
  • Career Academy Business & Entrepreneurship
  • SUNY Physics
  • SUNY Athletic Training & Health Careers
  • SUNY English Courses
  • SUNY Internship
  • SUNY Financial Accounting
  • SUNY Financial Management
  • SUNY Calculus

Partnership with BOCES

  • New Visions Health Careers

Partnered with the University at Albany

  • SUNY Spanish Intermediate I & II
  • SUNY French Intermediate I & II

Partnered with RIT

  • PLTW DDP/IED Design & Drawing Prod.
  • PLTW (POE) Principles of Engineering
  • PLTW (CIM) Computer Integrated Man.
  • PLTW Civil Engineering & Architecture
  • PLTW Engineering Design and Development

Clubs and activities

  • Academic Quiz Bowl
  • Anime Club
  • Art Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Best Buddies
  • Big Brother/Big Sister
  • Botany Club
  • Captain’s Club
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Chemistry Club
  • Class Meetings
  • Cooking Club
  • Debate Club
  • French Club
  • Game Club
  • Jazz Band
  • Key Club
  • Literary Art Magazine Club
  • Literary Society Book Club
  • Madrigals
  • Media Production Club
  • Mock Trial Club
  • Mountain Biking Club
  • National Art Society
  • National Honor Society
  • National Coalition Building Institute
  • Multicultural Club
  • Musical Production
  • Peer Leaders
  • Prom Committee
  • Vex Robotics Club
  • Rocket Club
  • Senior Mentors
  • Ski Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Spartan Scoop School Newspaper
  • Spectrum
  • Student Senate
  • Teen Advocacy Group
  • X-Factor
  • Yearbook Committee
  • Youth & Government
  • Zoology Club

Interscholastic sports/athletics


  • Football V, JV, F
  • Soccer V, JV
  • Cross Country V
  • Basketball V, JV, F
  • Wrestling V, JV
  • Swimming & Diving V
  • Alpine Skiing V
  • Nordic Skiing V
  • Baseball V, JV
  • Track & Field V
  • Tennis V
  • Lacrosse V, JV
  • Ice Hockey V


  • Field Hockey V, JV
  • Cross Country V
  • Volleyball V, JV
  • Swimming & Diving V
  • Tennis V
  • Basketball V, JV, F
  • Alpine Skiing V
  • Nordic Skiing V
  • Softball V, JV
  • Track & Field V
  • Soccer V, JV
  • Lacrosse V, JV


  • Varsity Golf
  • Football Cheerleading V, JV
  • Basketball Cheerleading V, JV

Class of 2022 attending colleges


Aesthetic Science Institute (Health Science)
Alfred University
American University
Architecture and Construction
Binghamton University
Boston College
Case Western Reserve University
Castleton University
Champlain College
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarkson University
Cornell University
Dominican College of Blauvelt
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Fairfield University
Florida Atlantic University
Furman University
George Washington University
Grove City College
Hamilton College
Hofstra University
Howard University
Hudson Valley Community College
Ithaca College
Lafayette College
Le Moyne College
Liberty University
Louisiana State University
Marymount Manhattan College
Marywood University
New York University
Northeastern University
Nova Southeastern University
Old Dominion University
Onondaga Community College
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Main Campus
Rivier University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Russell Sage College
Saint Michael’s College
Siena College
Skidmore College
St Bonaventure University
State University of New York at New Paltz
Stony Brook University
SUNY Adirondack
SUNY at Albany
SUNY at Fredonia
SUNY Buffalo State
SUNY College at Brockport
SUNY College at Geneseo
SUNY College at Oswego
SUNY College at Plattsburgh
SUNY College at Potsdam
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SUNY Cortland
SUNY Morrisville
SUNY Oneonta
The College of Saint Rose
The University of Texas at Austin
University at Buffalo
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of Toronto
University of Vermont
Utica University
Wells College