About Us

Glencoe District High School was opened in 1952 and serves students from Grade 9 to 12.  


  • GDHS has the highest credit attainment and five-year graduation rates within Thames Valley District School Board!  And, despite being one of the smallest schools in the board, we also have the highest number of students graduating from our Specialist High Skills Major Tech Programs (Construction and Transportation).  
  • For several years GDHS has had a 100% acceptance rate at Canadian Universities, and Canadian Colleges.  We offer Academic, Applied, and Essential Level streams.
  • In 2020-2021 95% of all courses taken at GDHS were passed, including 99% of all grade 9 courses.
  • Compulsory courses at GDHS are the same as all other Ontario Secondary Schools.
  • Our smaller class sizes mean collaboration between grades and department projects is possible.
  • With donations from our community and local businesses, many thousands of dollars in scholarships, awards and bursaries are awarded every year at our Commencement Ceremony.
  • We offer a wide variety of Physical Education credits which involve personal fitness, large group activities, how to lead a healthy lifestyle, human development and human movement. 
  • Unique to GDHS is the Senior Personal Life Management course which prepares students for independent living. They will learn about personal, legal and financial responsibilities and how to manage their financial resources.
  • Our Dual Credit Program is a collaborative program in conjunction with TVDSB, Lambton College and Fanshawe College.  Students have the opportunity to earn two college and two equivalent high school credits.
  • Several of our students have placed in the top 25% in North America for math awards.
  • We make local connections for Co-operative Education and Apprenticeships.

You will also be interested to learn:

  • We have daily student-run video announcements that provide our students with real world experience.
  • We have a thriving Breakfast Club program.
  • In the past five years, students and staff have donated over 3500 toys to help the community at Christmas.
  • Our extremely talented teaching faculty includes a World Class Cyclist, a 20+ year volunteer fire-fighter, a semi-pro hockey player, and teachers who have taught in England, Egypt, and Nigeria.
  • We have all the advantages of smaller class sizes - you will be noticed and very well supported. 


  • GAELS Get Involved!  GDHS has many extra-curricular opportunities!  Archery, Badminton, Band, Baseball, Basketball, Best Buddies, Breakfast Club, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Cross Country, Curling, Environmental Club, Fishing, Forest of Reading, GAEL Force, Golf, Hockey, Homework Club, Mathletes, Photography/Yearbook Club, Robotics, Soccer, Students’ Council, Student Athletic Association, Ultimate Frisbee, Video Game Club.  New and old clubs/teams will run based on student interest. Many GDHS athletes/teams have qualified, competed and been successful at WOSSAA and OFSSA levels.
  • Our smaller numbers mean you have more opportunity to make our sports teams and join more clubs. 
  • When you join a team or club you’ll spend less time travelling to and from school for meetings, practices and games because you chose to attend your community school.
  • Our band performs at several concerts throughout the year and teams up with West Elgin Secondary School to perform.  We are always scouting for new talent!  Join us and improve your performance opportunities! 
  • G.A.E.L. F.O.R.C.E. [Gaels Acquiring Excellent Leadership (through) Friendship, Opportunity, Responsibility, Communication and Experience] is an event developed and run entirely by senior GDHS students for grade 9 and 10 students.  
  • Our “High School Here I Come” program runs in August and will assist students in the transition from elementary school to high school.  Details will be released as they become available.

We are located in Glencoe, ON, about 40 minutes west of London.

Glencoe District High School
3581 Concession Drive, Glencoe ON N0L 1M0
Tel. 519-287-3310 - Fax 519-287-3889 - glencoe@tvdsb.ca

Principal - Mr. T. Maloney
Admin Secretary - Mrs. S. Sanders
Guidance Counsellor - Mr. C. Taylor
Guidance Secretary - Mrs. T. Harvie

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