District Overview

    Glendale Unified School District serves nearly 26,000 students in preschool through 12th grade and beyond. Located in the City of Glendale, our district serves Glendale, a small portion of the City of La Cañada-Flintridge, and unincorporated Los Angeles County communities of La Crescenta and Montrose. Glendale Unified is made up of 20 elementary schools, four middle schools, three comprehensive high schools, one magnet high school, one continuation high school, a developmental center for multi-handicapped students, and numerous child care centers serving preschool or school-age children. Nine Glendale Unified schools have earned the U.S. Department of Office of Education’s highest designation, the National Blue Ribbon. Additionally, 26 schools have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools and 17 of our district’s 18 Title I schools have been named Title I Achieving Schools. Glendale Unified has been named an Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll District for three consecutive years.
    With more than 3,000 teachers, administrators, and support staff, Glendale Unified is one of the area’s largest employers. A five-member, elected Board of Education governs our district and appoints a superintendent who is in charge of daily operations. Trustees are elected to four-year terms. A non-voting student representative is appointed each fall and serves during the school year.
    In Glendale Unified School District, we prepare our students for their future.

Mission Statement

    The Glendale Unified School District provides a high quality education that addresses the unique potential of each student in a safe, engaging environment.

Student Demographics

    Glendale Unified is a diverse school district that welcomes students and families from all over the world. Our students come from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds and speak more than 50 languages.
    White - Armenian 38%
    White - not Armenian 22%
    Hispanic or Latino 20%
    Korean 7%
    Filipino 5%
    Black or African American 2%
    Chinese 1%
    Japanese 1%
    Asian Indian 1%
    Other Races or Multiple Races 3%
    English Learners 23%
    Free/Reduced Lunch 54%
    Students with Special Needs 10%