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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)


Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a systemic approach to teaching and managing behavior in schools. The goal is to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to create and maintain positive school environments so all students can achieve academically and socially.

Under PBIS, schools seek to consistently implement policies and procedures that emphasize proactive, instructive, and restorative approaches to student behavior. Schools apply PBIS practices throughout the school in both classroom and non-classroom settings (such as hallways, buses, and restrooms). In this way, all staff have an important role in helping students achieve outcomes by choosing more effective, efficient, and desirable behaviors.

The Glendale Unified PBIS Implementation currently includes more than 30 school sites and programs across five cohort teams, including approximately 250 school site administrative and certificated leaders from elementary through high school. We work in close collaboration with the Los Angeles County Office of Education PBIS Leadership Team to improve school climate and student engagement in support of our district LCAP goals.


PBIS Cohorts

  • Cohort 1 started 2014-2015: Franklin, Glenoaks, Jefferson, and Mann Elementary Schools and Roosevelt Middle School
  • Cohort 2 started 2015-2016: Balboa, Columbus, Marshall, and Muir Elementary Schools and Rosemont Middle School
  • Cohort 3 started 2016-2017: Dunsmore, Keppel, Mountain Avenue, and Valley View Elementary Schools, Toll and Wilson Middle Schools, Glendale and Hoover High Schools, and our Early Education and Extended Learning Programs (EEELP) Leadership Team
  • Cohort 4 started 2017-2018: Cerritos, Edison, La Crescenta, Lincoln, Monte Vista, Verdugo Woodlands, and R.D. White Elementary Schools
  • Cohort 5 started 2018-2019: Fremont Elementary School, Clark Magnet, Crescenta Valley, and Daily High Schools, and our F.A.C.T.S. program

The district PBIS Leadership Team provides interactive professional development, coaching, support, and guidance to school sites.


PBIS Gold Medal Schools

Franklin Elementary School
Marshall Elementary School
Hoover High School

PBIS Silver

PBIS Silver Medal Schools

Balboa, Cerritos, Columbus, Dunsmore, Edison, Fremont, Glenoaks, Jefferson, Keppel, La Crescenta, Lincoln, Mann, Monte Vista, Mountain Avenue, Muir, Valley View, Verdugo Woodlands, R.D. White Elementary Schools; Roosevelt, Toll, and Wilson Middle Schools; Daily, Glendale High Schools

PBIS Bronze

PBIS Bronze Medal Schools

Clark Magnet High School
Glenoaks Elementary
Pacific Ave/FACTS Program
Rosemont Middle School