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District Overview

Welcome to the Glendale Unified School District!

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In Glendale Unified schools, 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.

Glendale Unified is the third largest school district in Los Angeles County. We proudly serve 25,000 students in preschool through 12th grade and beyond.

We are excelling together to provide our students with endless pathways for success!

Student Demograhpics


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 35 different languages.

Race and Ethnicity

White (includes Armenian) 59.3%
Hispanic or Latino 20.1%
Asian 11.1%
Filipino 4.4%
Two or more races 3.8%
Black or African American 1.1%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0.1%


Other Demographics

Socioeconomically disadvantaged 45.2%
English learners 21.5%
Students with special needs 9.9%
Foster/homeless youth 4.8%


Source: CA Department of Education for 2022-23 School Year

Indicators of Excellence


 Seas of the US Department of Education, National Blue Ribbon SchoolsNational Blue Ribbon Schools
10 GUSD schools have earned the U.S. Office of Education's highest designation for a public school, the National Blue Ribbon.

Seal of  California Distinguished SchoolsCalifornia 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.

Seal of  Gold Ribbon Schools California Department of EducationCalifornia 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.

Seal of Title I Academic Achievement Award, California Department of EducationTitle I Academic Achieving Schools
17 of GUSD's 18 Title I schools have been named Title I Academic Achieving School.

3D rendering of an outline of an apple in goldTeachers 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.

Golden ribbonOther Academic Awards and Recognitions
Glendale Unified schools have received various awards and recognitions. Check out the timeline from over the years.