While having many positive experiences over the years though generations of GHS graduates, one negative persists. Many Glendora administrators and some teachers are not in the profession for the right reasons. They will say anything, any lie, to make parents go away, not all parents, not the ones that are their friends, not the ones that work for the district, not the ones that have enough money or community prestige. The parents that just want the best for everyone's children are mocked and laughed at. While the district will take any student and the money that follows them, don't expect to have fair and equal treatment from the district and especially the current principal Mr. Paul Lopez. You can't just blame him because he has the full backing of Dr. Voors and the board for this elitist attitude and behavior. Hopefully as this current wave of citizens are taking back their country, good parents will take back their school and we will be able to say GHSi is great again.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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