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Glendale High School

Public | 9-12 | 1330 students

 

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Posted January 21, 2014

Hello our names are Jeff and Becky ross we are from Kenton, Ohio. We would like to congraduate you on the hiring of Coach Mauk. You will soon find out what a great coach and person he is. I had the privilage of coaching for him and I will tell you your kids and fans are really going to enjoy the spread offense ran by him and his son. Buy season tickets now and be prepared to stand in line for hours at away games. Congrats again and you will really be glad you hired him, good luck to your team this year I for one will be watching your team


Posted July 9, 2010

Hands down the best school in this area of the state. Fantastic in every way with a very strong history of preparing students for great success. Some schools accept that high school is the end of the students education, but GHS is for those that go on to higher learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Teachers a very traditional:textbooks, worksheets and bubble tests. Building has had very little improvement since it opened in 1963. Class sizes for core classes are 30+. Administration are too eager to put students in ISS for minor offenses. Administrators don't want or care about parents opinion. Glendale or Kickapoo are in the in SPFD, but that is not saying much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2008

This is by far the best school in Southwest Missouri. Glendale has strong performers in core subjects, but also has great non-core classes and teachers that round out a great education opportunity. While it does have a mix of kids from all backgrounds, the opportunities are more like a private school. The only other option for a more rigorous academic chance is the IB program at Central. However, for those who want some latitude and the chance to excel in areas such as choir, art, journalism and orchestra--this is the place to send your kids. Also, the sports programs are leading toward competing with others in the state in soccer, football, volleyball and more. Give the sports a few years to develop and move away from the district's prior mandate of 'parity' (i.e. mediocrity or equality among the five high schools) and you'll see Glendale really move up and rank.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2006

Glandale, overall, is a good school. Yes, there are some problems. The biggest problem with Glendale is its four block system which, although it has increased the graduation rate and is easier on the teachers, it holds the brighter students back a bit. One great thing about Glendale though, is that it's the only school in the area that offers five differant foreign languages. Also, the teachers keep more order and enforce discapline more in Glendale then any of the other HS in Springfield do. In terms of the arts, Glendale is one of the elite choir schools in Missouri and the surrounding states. Glendale Band, under the direction of Ed Frederickson, is also rapidly rebuilding to its former prominance as a premier band program after a few dismal years that are now long forgotten.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2006

Some would state that this is the best school in the district, however this is not always the case. As a student at the school today, I have to say this is not a great high school. Yes, the sports are good, yet there are some MAJOR problems in the area security and Polices, The Admin. At the school is a new group, and some of their tactics are not so great. I feel that if you want to be challenged in the class room don't come to this school. I am in almost all AP classes, and have yet to be challenged in these classes. If you want a collage prep education go to Central's IB program, if you cant get in then pick GHS or KHS. They all have problems that need major policy change to fix, however this is a district wide problem. -Kelby D.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2005

I am a recent GHS graduate. The administration is pathetic.Teachers overall aren't bad. Some are very good. Many of the policies have a point they attempt to address yet they seem to all fail miserably. Either chose this school or Kickapoo as they are the two best in SGF.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 2, 2005

this school has very good acedemic programs, and art is widlet available. there is also a lot of parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2005

Glendale has great teachers, great staff, and great students. I am currently a student there, and I have yet to meet one teacher I didn't like or didn't think was 100% involved in there students works. Glendale has great sports, a basketball team that went 23-5 last year and won the Blue And Gold Tournament, an awesome football team, and a great baseball team that went 8-1 in Ozark Conference play. Our swin team dominates all of SW Missouri and wins districts just about every single year. They also have had numerous state champions in swimming in the history of the team, including one this year. Glendale has won numerous state titles in other sports also including basketball, baseball, and golf. For info on the sports teams check out Falconslax.com which is the lacrosse website but has links to the other major sports also.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2005

I am currently a student at glendale and i love it. The teachers are friendly, know there stuff, and are awesome at getting it through to the kids. Most everyone is friendly when it comes to students and everyone fits in. We also have great athletics. This year we were ranked as high as 9th in basketball, 5th in football, and finished top 5 in golf. We also dominate sw mo. in swimming every year. Great sports websites are glendalebasketball.com(the best high school bball website most people have seen in there entire life, has about every stat in the history of the school!) glendalefootball.com, glendalesoccer.com, falconslax.com(lacrosse), and there are links to the school site on everyone. If you are thinking about moving to springfield, glendale is the way to go! Check out the sites!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2004

I think that this is the best school in the state. The students and teachers are wonderful and Glendale has a great athletic program.
—Submitted by an administrator


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Free or reduced-price lunch55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunch58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 75%
Black 4% 17%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Matt Pearce
Fax number
  • (417) 523-8995

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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2727 South Ingram Mill
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: (417) 523-8900

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