Welcome to the Glendale Unified School District!

  • In Glendale Unified School District we are excelling together to provide our youth with endless pathways for success! We focus on maximizing student achievement, fostering students’ social and emotional growth, and creating a vibrant, inclusive environment where all children can learn and thrive.

      District at a Glance

      • 25,000 Students
      • 10 Preschools
      • 20 Elementary Schools
      • 4 Middle Schools
      • 4 High Schools
      • 1 Continuation High School
      • 2 Independent Study Academies
      • 1 School for Students with Special Needs
      • 7 Dual Immersion Programs
      • 6 Magnet Schools
      • 23 Career & Technical Education Pathways
      • 3 Opportunities for Dual College Enrollment

      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.

        Student Race and Ethnicity

        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%

        Other Student Demographics

        English Learners 23%
        Free/Reduced Lunch 54%
        Students with Special Needs 10%

      Indicators of Excellence

      • National Blue Ribbon Schools

        9 GUSD schools have earned the U.S. Office of Education's highest designation for a public school, the National Blue Ribbon.

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      • California Distinguished Schools

        26 GUSD schools have received California's highest award for excellence, the California Distinguished School Award. To earn this designation, schools must complete a rigorous evaluation that includes academic achievement, quality of instruction, school leadership, parent involvement, and school-community partnerships.

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      • California Gold Ribbon Schools

        The Gold Ribbon Schools Award recognizes California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

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      • Title I Academic Achieving Schools

        17 of GUSD's 18 Title I schools have been named Title I Academic Achieving School.

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      • 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.

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      • Other Academic Awards and Recognitions

        Glendale Unified schools have received various awards and recognitions. Check out the timeline from over the years.

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