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Glendale Unified High Schools Named Top in STEM by Newsweek


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Glendale Unified School District

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Kristine Nam, Communications Director
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Distribution Date: November 8, 2019 


Glendale Unified High Schools Named Top in STEM by Newsweek

GLENDALE, CA – All four Glendale Unified comprehensive high schools rank among the top 5,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) high schools in the nation according to Newsweek. The top 5,000 schools were curated from Educational Research™ (SER) using a proprietary scoring logic that took into consideration a broad set of quantitative and qualitative data inputs.

According to Newsweek, the list includes schools in every region of the country that offer skilled teachers who keep up with developments in these fields and who create dynamic learning environments to engage their students.    

“Children don’t realize it, but they’re natural STEM students,” says Nancy Cooper, Newsweek Global Editor in Chief. “We need to make sure that innate drive, curiosity, and creativity aren’t lost along the way. These high schools are helping to ensure America’s future in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is in good hands.” 

“Regardless of which Glendale Unified school our students attend, we are proud to offer a top-tier STEM education that prepares them for success in college, career, and life,” said Glendale Unified Superintendent Dr. Vivian Ekchian. “Through STEM education, we are setting our students up for success in careers that don’t even exist yet.”

STEM education is embedded in the curriculum at every Glendale Unified school. Additionally, the district offers four STEM-focused magnet schools that are open to students living in- and outside district boundaries: Cerritos Elementary, focused on coding and computer science; Edison Elementary, focused on robotics and multi-media technology; Roosevelt STEAM Academy Middle School, focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics; and Clark Magnet High School, focused on science and technology. Apply for a Glendale Unified magnet school at

For further information, please email Kristine Nam or call the Public Information Office at (818) 241-3111 x1218.

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