GlendaleUnified School District

California

General Information | Indicators of Excellence
Families often look for housing in Glendale and the Foothills communities because they hear Glendale schools have an excellent reputation. Here are just a few of the recent "Indicators of Excellence" contributing to the success of the schools:
 
National Blue Ribbon Schools
Nine district schools have earned the U.S. Office of Education’s highest designation for a public school, the National Blue Ribbon.
 
State Distinguished Schools
Twenty-five of the district’s campuses have received California’s highest award for excellence, the State Distinguished School. Earning the designation as a State Distinguished School means completing a rigorous evaluation that includes academic achievement, quality of instruction, school leadership, parent involvement, and school-community partnerships.
 
Eleven of Glendale public schools' 18 Title I schools have been named a Title I Achieving School.

Teachers of the Year
Glendale’s reputation also attracts excellent teachers and other professionals. People want to come and work in the district. One indicator is that Glendale Schools have placed more teachers in the semi-finals of the California Teachers of the Year program during the past 12 years than any other district of comparable size in the state.

 
 

 2011-12
Clark Magnet High

2005-06Clark Magnet High

2004-05Monte Vista Elementary, Mountain Avenue Elementary, Valley View Elementary

2002-03R.D. White Elementary

2001-02
Toll Middle

1999-00Crescenta Valley High

1992-93Rosemont Middle

1987-88Marshall Elementary

1984-85Rosemont Middle

 
 2013-14 Cerritos Elementary, Edison Elementary, Muir Elementary 

2011-12Balboa Elementary, Monte Vista Elementary, Mountain Avenue Elementary

2009-10Edison Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Valley View Elementary

2008-09Clark Magnet High

2007-08Dunsmore Elementary, La Crescenta Elementary, Muir Elementary, R.D. White Elementary

2006-07Rosemont Middle 

2005-06Fremont Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Marshall Elementary

2004-05Clark Magnet High, Crescenta Valley High

2003-04Columbus Elementary, Mountain Avenue Elementary, Monte Vista Elementary, Valley View Elementary, Verdugo Woodlands Elementary

2002-03Rosemont Middle

2001-02Keppel Elementary, Marshall Elementary, R.D. White Elementary

2000-01Toll Middle

1999-00Monte Vista Elementary, Verdugo Woodlands Elementary

1998-99Crescenta Valley High

1996-97Edison Elementary, Muir Elementary

1995-96Roosevelt Middle, Toll Middle

1994-95Lincoln Elementary

1993-94Rosemont Middle

1992-93Edison Elementary

1991-92Rosemont Middle

1990-91Wilson Middle

1989-90Rosemont Middle, Wilson Middle

1988-89Wilson Middle

1987-88Wilson Middle

1986-87Glenoaks Elementary, La Crescenta Elementary, Marshall Elementary, Mountain Avenue Elementary

1985-86Rosemont Middle
 
 
 2013-14 Cerritos Elementary, Edison Elementary, Keppel Elementary, Mann Elementary 

2010-11Clark Magnet High, Keppel Elementary, R.D. White Elementary

2009-10Clark Magnet High, Edison Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Muir Elementary

2008-09Clark Magnet High, Franklin Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Muir Elementary

2007-08Clark Magnet High, Wilson Middle, Muir Elementary

2006-07Wilson Middle, Balboa Elementary, Columbus Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Marshall Elementary

2005-06Toll Middle, Wilson Middle, Balboa Elementary, Columbus Elementary, Jefferson Elementary

2004-05Toll Middle, Wilson Middle, Balboa Elementary, Columbus Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Keppel Elementary

2003-04Balboa Elementary, Columbus Elementary, Franklin Elementary, R.D. White Elementary

2002-03Balboa Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Muir Elementary

2001-02Toll Middle, Franklin Elementary, Marshall Elementary
 
 
 2014 Pam Zamanis, Roosevelt Middle School 
 2013Olivia Macaulay, Glendale High School

2012Gerald Sharp, Marshall Elementary School

2011Roxanne O'Rourke, Mann Elementary School

2010Kris Kohlmeier, Wilson Middle School

2009Rae Etta Emmett, Hoover High School

2008Mark Ouweleen, Columbus Elementary School

2007Naehi Wong, Valley View Elementary School

2006Catherine Montoro, Hoover High School

2005Kim Labinger, Edison Elementary School

2004Judith Ann Mullan, Daily High School

2003Lisa Reed, Crescenta Valley High School

2002Kris Kohlmeier, Wilson Middle School

2001Christine Rose, Glendale High School

2000Lynn Santamaria, Hoover High School

1999JoAnne Koch, Clark Magnet High School

1998Sonja Sogge, Edison Elementary School

1997Dr. Janice Pilgreen, Glendale High School

1996Kathy Collins, Daily High School

1995Stan Bartosiak, Roosevelt Middle School

1994Sidnie Myrick, Edison Elementary School

1993Bruce Osgood, Edison Elementary School

1991Jane Hancock, Toll Junior High School

1990Leslie Gavin, Jefferson Elementary School

1989
Mary McKee, Lincoln Elementary School

1988Shirley Nute, Crescental Valley High School

1987Gerald Gallagher, Glendale High School

1986Marjorie Durden, Balboa Elementary School

1985Richard Pack, Toll Junior High School

1984William Inhelder, Hoover High School
 
 
2013-14 
California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE)
Edison Elementary Advanced Technology Magnet and Spanish FLAG School, Seal of Excellence
 
California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) Honor Roll School
Balboa Elementary School
Cerritos Elementary School 
Columbus Elementary School
Dunsmore Elementary School 
Edison Elementary Advanced Technology Magnet and Spanish FLAG School
Fremont Elementary School 
Jefferson Elementary School
Keppel Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School
Lincoln Elementary School 
Mann Elementary School
Monte Vista Elementary School
Mountain Avenue Elementary School
Valley View Elementary School
Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School 
Roosevelt Middle School
Rosemont Middle School 
Toll Middle School
Wilson Middle School
Clark Magnet High School 
Crescenta Valley High School 
 
Californians Together
Glendale Unified School District, Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy District Recognition Award
 
National Association of Music Merchants
Glendale Unified School District, Best Communities for Music Education 
 
US News and World Report
Crescenta Valley High School, Gold Medal Award, America's Best High Schools
Clark Magnet High School, Silver Medal Award, America's Best High Schools
Glendale High School, Silver Medal Award, America's Best High Schools
Hoover High School, Silver Medal Award, America's Best High Schools 


2011-12
California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) Honor Roll School
Balboa Elementary School
Clark Magnet High School
Crescenta Valley High School
Dunsmore Elementary School
Fremont Elementary School
La Crescenta Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Marshall Elementary School
Monte Vista Elementaryy School
Mountain Avenue Elementary School
Rosemont Middle School
Valley View Elementary School
Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School
White Elementary School
 
California Department of Education
Daily Continuation High School, Model Continuation School
 
Lexus Eco Challenge
Clark Magnet High School, Grand Prize Winner
 
National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST)
Columbus Elementary School, Excellence in Urban Education
2010-11
California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) Honor Roll School
Rosemont Middle School, Scholar School
Lincoln Elementary School, Scholar School
Fremont Elementary School, Scholar School
Monte Vista Elementary School, Scholar School
Mountain Avenue Elementary School, Scholar School
Valley View Elementary School, Scholar School
 
F.I.R.S.T. LEGOLand League
Roosevelt Middle School, Team MESA, 1st Place, Teamwork
Roosevelt Middle School, Team NASA, 1st Place, Inspiration
 
Lexus Eco Challenge
Clark Magnet High School, Grand Prize Winner
 
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) Golden Carrot Award
GUSD Food Services Department, Honorable Mention
 
Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) Model School
Clark Magnet High School
 
Virtual Enterprise 12th Annual Bakersfield Trade Fair
Hoover High School Virtual Enterprise Class, 1st Place, Best Catalog
2009-10
California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) Honor Roll School
Clark Magnet HighSchool, Star School
Crescenta Valley High School, Scholar School
Jefferson Elementary School, Star School
Monte Vista Elementary School, Scholar School
Mountain Avenue Elementary School, Scholar School
Valley View Elementary School, Scholar School
 
California School Board Association (CSBA) Golden Bell Award
Glendale Unified School District, Outstanding Program, Focus On Results
Glendale Unified School District, Outstanding Program, Foreign Language Academy of Glendale (FLAG)
 
National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST)
Mann Elementary School, Excellence in Urban Education
 
US News and World Report Report
Clark Magnet High School, Silver Medal, America's Best High Schools
Crescenta Valley High School, Silver Medal, America's Best High Schools
Verdugo Academy, Bronze Medal, America's Best High Schools
 
Virtual Enterprise 11th Annual Bakersfield Trade Fair
Hoover High School Virtual Enterprise Class [GRAFX Printing & Design Team], 1st place, Best Impact Marketing Display
2008-09
California Association of Bilingual Education (CABE)
Glendale Unified School District, Bilingual District of the Year 
 
California Department of Education
Daily Continuation High School, Model Continuation School
 
Los Angeles Magazine
Clark Magnet High School, Top 12 Public Schools in LA (college placement records are comparable to those of their private school counterparts)
Crescenta Valley High School, Top 12 Public Schools in LA (college placement records are comparable to those of their private school counterparts)
 
National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA)
Glendale Unified School District, Honorable Mention, FACTS Program Video presentation
 
Reading First Program
Jefferson Elementary School, Certificate of Completion, Highest Performing Reading First School in California
Mann Elementary School, Certificate of Completion
Muir Elementary School, Certificate of Completion
2005-06

California Department of Education

Daily Continuation High School, Model Continuation School

 

2002-03
California Department of Education
Daily Continuation High School, CDE Model School












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