Students enrolled 2476
School leader Paul Lopez
District Glendora Unified

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1600 East Foothill Boulevard
Glendora, CA 91741

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4 stars
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September 24, 2013
I attend ghs they have great courses but they make it difficult for students who know that they aren't going to a 4 year right out of college by not helping them set up a schedule that will fit their academic ability. And I have had a lot of teachers who are lazy and don't teach. They just hand us packets and expect to learn. I would say 4 out of 5 teachers that I've had have treated other students better than they treated me. You have to be someone big in order to be treated normal. And one of the worst things about GUSD is star testing. They stress student out and cause them to cram just so they try to do well on a test that only benefits the school. This cause teachers to rush through important lessons. Sorry for ranting but I just wish the school had a better system to benefit kids with different learning abilities

- submitted by a community member
September 19, 2013
My son is able to attend this school because Glendora is a district of choice. We drive 20 min one way just so he can attend GHS. I thoroughly researched this school before making this commitment. He is in his 2nd year now and I can tell you it has been great. They give you all the tools to succeed with block scheduling and a tutorial period. His teachers have been great and the honors and AP programs are good. They provide an atmosphere where college is encouraged and plenty of help and information is available. You can monitor your students grades with Aeries. Although I preferred Edline. My son participates in sports and it is extremely competitive and a sacrifice. They make a 0 period and 7 period available. He takes a 0 period so he doesn't have to have a 5th period and therefore never misses a class for games. The tools are available at this school for success and so far his teachers have been great. There is absolutely no reason any child couldn't be successful at this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
Great school. GHS offers very tough courses and great opportunity for achievement with great teachers. Great Associated Student Body and activities. High API and most of the graduates get into great colleges. Uses block schedule which works great, and allows students with extra-heavy loads (0 and 7 periods) to not have too long of days.

- submitted by a student
November 19, 2009
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October 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 05, 2009
All 4 of my children have attended GHS and the education is rigorous and prepares students well for college. I, myself, am an educator and I recognize the quality of the programs at GHS. Kudos to GUSD for realizing that every child counts!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2008
With the new addition of the Event center, theater, updating the pool and fresh coat of paint GHS has improved on its physical appearence. Lacking is still a cafeteria and necessary track/field/football /baseball upgrades! Finally having a steady principal has been a plus. Great councelors, sports programs, music and pretty good staff.Special needs/Disable kids treated very well.

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August 03, 2008
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June 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 01, 2008
The music program is one of the best in the area. Caring and excellent staff.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2007
My son also was one who was promoted up grades with F's. Despite my attempts at discussing his needs with the counselors and teachers, it became apparent that there was no 'team' learning environment anymore at GHS. While there are always exceptions (and GHS does have a few good teachers and administrators), my child was definitely one of those left behind. What a decline in education excellence from my day!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
This School Is a great school, the staff are very nice, and some say all student are spoiled rich kid, it is not true, because i'm a student and i'm not rich or spoiled

- submitted by a student
June 18, 2007
Declining enrollment is a major issue impacting funding. New teachers are hired as temporary to the detriment of the students and teacher morale. This school's strength is its band and art programs. Sports are abundant. The campus is open and beautifully landscaped. The majority of the students are wonderful as well as most of the teachers. Special needs students are well served by Mrs. Valentine and Mrs. Pollard. All students are encouraged to enroll in college and to do their best. Glendora High School has some excellent opportunities for all students who choose to follow the rules and apply themselves. Robin Huntington

- submitted by a teacher
May 29, 2007
My children had been at a private school through 8th grade and then came to GHS as Freshman. We have absolutely loved every thing about GHS. They offer AP classes that have continued to challenge my children as well as sports, choir and band. The Administration, teachers, parents and other students have been friendly and helpful. My youngest will start GHS in September and we couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2007
The school is excellent, the senior class is academically the smartest class to graduate in Glendora's history. I have not yet met one teacher who did not want their students to succeed, and as far as I am concerned every teacher encourages academic excellence and they are always willing to help. Glendora High is definitely not lacking parent and teacher involvement, for the most part. There are always the few parents who just don't care about their kids enough to make any effort and simply blame their problems on staff members and 'rich' students.

- submitted by a student
January 29, 2007
I am a 15-year-old girl who is going to GHS. All my life until this year I have been home-schooled. The school has a really clean and friendly environment. The amazing teachers are the best part of the school. Mrs. Fallon, Mr. Wingerd, and Mr. Mair, Ms. Bell, Dr. Trevor, and Mrs. Trimble are the teachers I have had this year, and they are all awesome! I commute all the way from Orange County, but it is worth it. I would definitely recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
July 18, 2006
I totally disagree about Glendora High School lacking support of students with special needs. Not only did GHS help my autistic son greatly, he was weaned of Adaptive P.E., found a love for physical education and graduated with a very decent GPA. He never needed RSP while at GHS because his teachers were dedicated and knew their stuff! I transferred my son from a neighboring district where I worked. This district had more RSP and Special Needs students than Glenora has, but my son was either ignored or persecuted. I love GHS and would recommend it to any and everyone who cares about their child's future. By the way, I am not at all rich, many children who attend GHS are not from rich families. It is sad that so many people think that is so.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2006
Great academics. My daughter loves it and is doing very well there. Currently a Junior and is a Varsity Cheerleader.

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January 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2006
By reading other people s comments, I now understand why my son was having problems and never learned what they were trying to teach him. The schools are understaffed and the teachers really don t care. This School passed my son through every grade, with straight F's. He is at Glendora High. (Failing every course) I can't help but think if there had been adequate staff there to help him out like I had asked, how he would be doing today.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2005
Faculty and administration lack the authority and expertise to deal with the student population of spoiled rich kids. Family oriented bedroom community.

- submitted by a administrator
September 27, 2005
WONDERFUL school, as long as your child does not need services for Special Ed. If so ........ run fast to a district that can better meet your child's needs, one that services special ed students and can also 'network' better with services AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, such as State rehab or outreach programs. This is where Glendora High is lacking. But then if you have a 'GATE' student you can not go wrong with this school.

- submitted by a former student
August 07, 2005
Glendora High School offers an amazing breadth of academic opportunities for students seeking to achieve admittance to high eduation. There are a number of Advanced Placement courses that provide a challenging and fun curriculum. The new events center promises to give the theater department a better space to work in. I was in drama for four years and we produced some of the best shows in our tiny little run down theater; however, a new space was desperetly needed. There are plenty of extracurricular activities and clubs to be a part of. The faculty is heavily involved in all areas of the education.

- submitted by a former student
June 29, 2005
Glendora High School has tremendous potential to be an outstanding school; however, a lack of leadership by administration (primarily the principal) has left the school languishing. The good news is a new principal has been hired to begin the 2005-06 school year. The school offers a variety of AP and honors courses, and the level of teaching in these classes is of a higher quality than in the regular college prep classes. The school has a very safe environment with above average parental involvement. It offers many extracurricular activities, but lacks imaginatiion in terms of course offerings.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2005
Both of my daughters attended this high school. It is a fine high school in a fine community.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2005
Excellent school in the area, but over the last 3 to 5 years has shown slippage in quality of education.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2005
I am currently a student at GHS, not a parent, but I would like to submit my input all the same. Glendora High School was my choice for education, not because of covenience or anything else, but for the comradeship that I had experienced. People care about their school, there are many who welcome new students including myself. People are just nicer to each other. They have courses that fit my high needs and teachers that give up their time if you should ever need any help. GHS has given me a sense that I belong and a student body that is always there to support me.

- submitted by a student
January 24, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
September 21, 2004
This school provides a perfect education, and though few teachers are of a low quality, my child still has high test scores.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2004
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- submitted by a student
May 03, 2004
Glendora's campus is undergoing a facelift (much needed) and the administration is addressing the dress code issues (we're keeping our fingers crossed). There are many good teachers here, but the other side of the coin is the strong teacher's union which helps keep tenured, non-teaching staff firmly in place -- to the detriment of students. Hopefully, this will also change in the coming years -- too late for current classes, but there is hope for the future. Progress takes time, and the current administration seems to want to move forward. And yes, the school campus is about as safe as you can be in this world.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2004
This is a wonderful school! In fact, it is the best around. The atmosphere is great and safe, there is no need to worry about your child's safety at this wonderful school. The academics are wonderful and the students enjoy their school.

- submitted by a former student
January 09, 2004
I am a teacher at GHS. The current School Board/District Office and the Teacher's Union have a very adversarial relationship. The teacher morale is declining rapidly and it is affecting the students.

- submitted by a teacher
December 30, 2003
I am currently a student at GHS, and i can whole-heartedly report that the atmosphere is friendly, homework abundant, and location satistfactory.

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2003
It is a good school. Teachers are great. It is a safe school.

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September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
Glendora High School is an excellent school. Students are introduced into a wide variety of activities. The staff is there every step of the way for college planning. The education is great. School safety is awesome.

- submitted by a community member
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Glendora High School
1600 East Foothill Boulevard, Glendora, CA  91741
(626) 963-5731
Last modified Glendora High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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