Public high schools in Glendale: What are this year's top rated and most improved?

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Published on August 20, 2019

How strong are the public high schools in Glendale?

With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from — which include comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year and those that lead their peers.

Glendale High School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Glendale, rising from a B+ to an A-, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 1440 E. Broadway, enrolls 2,307 students. Niche gave the school mixed grades: B+ on an A-D scale for academics, B for administration and C- for clubs and activities.

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 34% of Glendale High School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 60% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 23% in math and 42% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is especially notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 68% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

While some public high schools in Glendale are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Herbert Hoover High School, with an overall rating of A-.
  • Allan F. Daily High School, with a C rating overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Glendale schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public elementary schools.

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