Welcome to John Glenn Middle School
Welcome to John Glenn Middle School in Maplewood, Minnesota. Approximately 784 students in grades 6-7-8 attend the school. John Glenn is one of three middle schools in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District.
John Glenn Middle School opened in the fall of 1962 and has the distinction of being the first school in the country named after astronaut John Glenn. Moments after Glenn and his crew orbited the earth, District 622's business manager called Walter Cronkite, a young television anchor, to inform him the district would be naming its new school after Glenn.
Over the years, John Glenn Middle School has undergone many renovations and remodeling, with major projects occuring in 2002 and 2003.
In 2012 John Glenn celebrated 50 years as a middle school.