School Details

John H. Glenn High School

13520 Shoemaker Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 868-0431
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1880 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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  • This school in 2013
  • Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John H. Glenn High School is a public high school in Norwalk. The principal of John H. Glenn High School is Thomas Puccia, who can be contacted at gpuccia@nlmusd.org. 1,880 students go to John H. Glenn High School and are mostly Hispanic; Filipino; and White, non-Hispanic. 14% of the John H. Glenn High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 87% of the 1,880 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at John H. Glenn High School is 21:1. ABC Secondary (Alternative) School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 90% 76%
Filipino 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 12%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 1% 4%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 20183%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 54%
Limited English proficiency 14% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I just graduated from this fine establishment. Honestly the problem with this school is the negativity thrown it's way. John glenn has a superior band who have been competing with the best of the best in California and is always proving that eagles soar high. With that in mind that band does this with almost no fiscal help from outside sources. The young members itself run it by their band fees. Also the whole band staff (in all honesty) donates their time to the kids because these kids have heart and a drive. Also the drama department is nothing beyond amazing. Almost no budget (and barely a stage) and yet they produce shows that take audiences breaths away and win first in state (at thespian festival). And wonder why they are do great? Well because the few individual staff members who run those departments care so much about seeing these eagles be the amazing kids they are. Money couldn't pay for what they put forth into this school. And those are just a couple examples why this school is nothing beyond extraordinary!

  • (11 months ago)

    I Love John Glenn .I graduated from Glenn my children graduated from Glenn I've worked at Glenn for 27 years and have lived in norwalk for 56 years . The teachers are good teachers I love the administration and would tell anyone to send their children to Glenn. Go Eagles!

  • (1 year ago)

    Welcome to 3rd world Schooling......Disgusting...Hispanics rule the dark alleys here....Unless you have a child with a child that has 3 then this area isn't for you...Duck when you hear the gunshots...

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a parent of a student who recently transferred to this school. My child came from a blue ribbon and CA distinguished school. After hearing my child's daily activities in this school I'm very shocked that there is rampant dishonesty in this school. For example students from an earlier time of a certain subject would take pictures of the test and send it to students who will be taking the test in a later time via cellphone. The recipients would then open their cellphones during the test. Students who are NOT doing well suddenly get 100% in the test. Students are coddled and spoonfed. Students don't submit their homeworks on time so the teachers give out extra credits to make up for the students' deficiencies. The level of homework is not equivalent to the grade level the students are in. The spelling words are not as challenging as it should be. My child said that it's not worth it to report the cheating since there isn't much that can be done. There is also bullying. My child was sitting on a bench & was told to leave by a group of students because it was their spot. Since my child was new to the school & to avoid any disagreement my child went to another spot.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm currently a senior and I've truely enjoyed my experience here at John Glenn. They have really great teachers coaches and faculty. Although budget cuts have made a huge impact on lack of activities it's still filled with alot of school spirit.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of a 10th grader that was transferred from La Mirada High. My son was sent here on 10/01/09. From the very first day my son walked into John Glenn he noticed the friendly staff and excellent communication with his peers. His grades have soared and his attitude towards school has made him a better person. Thanks to the Teachers Councelor and all staff he says he finally feels at home here at John Glenn.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am the proud parent of a 2007 graduate of Glenn and an anxious parent of an incoming freshman. I have been quite please with the education my child received. CST scores don't lie in the past 7 years this school has continued to improve. My child felt safe encouraged and challenged while at Glenn. She now is on the President's Honor Roll in her Junior year at a Cal State. I have had nothing but a positive experience. As for the teachers 2 District Teachers of the Year in a row speaks for itself.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm currently a senior at Glenn and its not like everyone thinks. Its actually a great school. There's plenty of great teachers there and good consolers. The principle isn't the best but hey no one's perfect. The way I see it you can't blame the school. Students are going to do what they want. I know a lot of people that are attending and have attended Glenn that are doing great.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wow! this school is great!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is fun and awesome and no other school is better!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a mother of two kids who attend this school for two years. I graduated 2003 and all I have to say is this is not the high school to send your kids. The principal is horrible and has favorites. As for learning all they do is hand you handouts explain what's on the handouts and that's it. There really isn't any challenge given to the students. Do the work and they pass. Don't get me wrong there are a few teachers that are great teachers. But overall avoid this school. I'd grade the principal below average. Maybe if they change the principal this school will actually succeed into something.

  • (7 years ago)

    I dont agree with the rest of the people . that say that this school can use more parent involvement I am a parent of 2 kids that go to Glenn One is a Senior and one a freshmen and they try to involve us as much as possible it's up to the students if they want there parents to get involved or not

  • (9 years ago)

    This school does not have much parent involvement which is sad because they could do so much more if it did. The quality of academic programs is very poor and most of the teachers are absoulutely horrible.

  • (9 years ago)

    Nice teachers underfunded horrible principal

  • (11 years ago)

    I think John Glenn High has a nice learning enviornment even though stuff happens around with all that students go through at this age and all the problems a school has to have this is a nice school.Most teachers are really comprehensive and strict on the requiered times.Counselours (at least mine) are really helpful and are always there when you need them.On the other hand some of us students at time do not know how to behave on certain times but are really proud to attend a school like Glenn.The only thing is that there are too many students which makes it hard for us students as well as for the staff to control the people running over people trying to get to class before the third bell rings.Over all John Glenn is how a high school should be; packed with kids too mean and too nice teachers some trouble makers nerds kids with disabilities and a schedule in which you have to study a lot if you want to pass this school year.

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