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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Glendale High School is an above average, public school located in Springfield, MO. It has 1,375 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Glendale High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1160
24 responses
Average ACT
25
258 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$35,674
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$730
National
$949
Median Home Value
$115,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
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  • Football games
    29%
  • Assemblies
    13%
  • Dances
    12%
  • WLC trip
    10%
  • Soccer games
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Band events
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,375
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,096
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.1%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,105/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Glendale High School Reviews

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Overall, a positive experience at a good high school. It, like all schools has its problems, not only in the student body but with teachers and administration. They have a new principal this year who has been very involved and wants to make Glendale the best high school in town, so the future is looking up!
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It really depends on whether what type of classes you'll take, I recommend taking an AP,Honors or Dual Credit classes. Although those classes will give extra work and require you to work outside school, those things will come with every challenging classes you'll take considering it's more advance and a bit of time consuming. But it would make your college resume more appealing considering the fact that you took them. Taking regular classes can be easier and more boring. I'm taking some AP classes in my junior year I could say that I could learn more and expand my knowledge about a certain subject. There are also benefits in taking some advance classes such as saving money for college, it can impress admission officers and it can help develop college-level academic skills.
I enjoy Glendale High School for its clubs and activities. It is very easy to get involved in the school, and they do make an effort to promote school spirit. The assemblies are often a bit cheesy and they can be demeaning, but overall the student body is motivated to get involved and promote wellness. In fact, Glendale's students organized a "Flock Together" day. This included seminars on mental and physical health. It was designed to promote safety within the school and try to raise awareness for many issues facing students today. Things like mental health, vaping, and school shootings. This was a fantastic event that was entirely created by students, they have gone around Missouri sharing what this event did and how it brought our school closer together. All in all, I believe Glendale makes a good attempt to make a close knit community of teachers and students.