General Information | Source of Community Pride
Dating back to 1879, the Glendale Schools have a long-standing reputation of commitment to achieving the highest standards on campuses which are safe and secure places for learning.
Community pride in its public schools was demonstrated once again in recent years when more than 72% of the voters approved a $186 million bond measure to renovate campuses and construct new classrooms during the current decade.
Realtors say that local public schools are often a motivating factor for families moving into the Glendale area.
Enrollment in the district is approximately 27,000 students. Located within the district’s boundaries are all of the City of Glendale, a small portion of the City of La Cañada Flintridge and unincorporated Los Angeles County communities of La Crescenta and Montrose. In 2002 Glendale was the third largest district in the county and in the top 30 in size in California.
School district facilities include 20 elementary schools (grades K-6), four middle schools (7-8), three comprehensive senior highs (9-12), a 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.
The school year operates from early September to approximately mid-June.
Also maintained by the district is a modern Administration Center which provides services to the schools and facilities for the Board of Education, employee and community meetings; a professional development center; and a maintenance-warehouse complex.
With more than 3,000 teachers, administrators and support staff on the education team, Glendale Schools are one of the area’s largest employers. And, when it comes to feeding students, the Glendale Schools represent the community’s largest "restaurant." More than 17,000 breakfasts and lunches are consumed each day by hungry students.
A five-member, elected Board of Education governs the 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.