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About This School

Glendale High School is a public high school in Springfield. The principal of Glendale High School is Dr. Matt Pearce and can be contacted at Mpearce@Spsmail.Org. 1,330 students go to Glendale High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 26% of the 1,330 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Glendale High School is 20:1. Springfield Catholic High 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
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 86%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.6%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 44%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 months ago)

    Hello our names are Jeff and Becky ross we are from Kenton Ohio. We would like to congraduate you on the hiring of Coach Mauk. You will soon find out what a great coach and person he is. I had the privilage of coaching for him and I will tell you your kids and fans are really going to enjoy the spread offense ran by him and his son. Buy season tickets now and be prepared to stand in line for hours at away games. Congrats again and you will really be glad you hired him good luck to your team this year I for one will be watching your team

  • (3 years ago)

    Hands down the best school in this area of the state. Fantastic in every way with a very strong history of preparing students for great success. Some schools accept that high school is the end of the students education but GHS is for those that go on to higher learning.

  • (3 years ago)

    Teachers a very traditional textbooks worksheets and bubble tests. Building has had very little improvement since it opened in 1963. Class sizes for core classes are 30+. Administration are too eager to put students in ISS for minor offenses. Administrators don't want or care about parents opinion. Glendale or Kickapoo are in the in SPFD but that is not saying much.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is by far the best school in Southwest Missouri. Glendale has strong performers in core subjects but also has great non-core classes and teachers that round out a great education opportunity. While it does have a mix of kids from all backgrounds the opportunities are more like a private school. The only other option for a more rigorous academic chance is the IB program at Central. However for those who want some latitude and the chance to excel in areas such as choir art journalism and orchestra--this is the place to send your kids. Also the sports programs are leading toward competing with others in the state in soccer football volleyball and more. Give the sports a few years to develop and move away from the district's prior mandate of 'parity' (i.e. mediocrity or equality among the five high schools) and you'll see Glendale really move up and rank.

  • (7 years ago)

    Glandale overall is a good school. Yes there are some problems. The biggest problem with Glendale is its four block system which although it has increased the graduation rate and is easier on the teachers it holds the brighter students back a bit. One great thing about Glendale though is that it's the only school in the area that offers five differant foreign languages. Also the teachers keep more order and enforce discapline more in Glendale then any of the other HS in Springfield do. In terms of the arts Glendale is one of the elite choir schools in Missouri and the surrounding states. Glendale Band under the direction of Ed Frederickson is also rapidly rebuilding to its former prominance as a premier band program after a few dismal years that are now long forgotten.

  • (8 years ago)

    Some would state that this is the best school in the district however this is not always the case. As a student at the school today I have to say this is not a great high school. Yes the sports are good yet there are some MAJOR problems in the area security and Polices The Admin. At the school is a new group and some of their tactics are not so great. I feel that if you want to be challenged in the class room don't come to this school. I am in almost all AP classes and have yet to be challenged in these classes. If you want a collage prep education go to Central's IB program if you cant get in then pick GHS or KHS. They all have problems that need major policy change to fix however this is a district wide problem. -Kelby D.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a recent GHS graduate. The administration is pathetic.Teachers overall aren't bad. Some are very good. Many of the policies have a point they attempt to address yet they seem to all fail miserably. Either chose this school or Kickapoo as they are the two best in SGF.

  • (8 years ago)

    this school has very good acedemic programs and art is widlet available. there is also a lot of parental involvement.

  • (8 years ago)

    Glendale has great teachers great staff and great students. I am currently a student there and I have yet to meet one teacher I didn't like or didn't think was 100% involved in there students works. Glendale has great sports a basketball team that went 23-5 last year and won the Blue And Gold Tournament an awesome football team and a great baseball team that went 8-1 in Ozark Conference play. Our swin team dominates all of SW Missouri and wins districts just about every single year. They also have had numerous state champions in swimming in the history of the team including one this year. Glendale has won numerous state titles in other sports also including basketball baseball and golf. For info on the sports teams check out Falconslax.com which is the lacrosse website but has links to the other major sports also.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am currently a student at glendale and i love it. The teachers are friendly know there stuff and are awesome at getting it through to the kids. Most everyone is friendly when it comes to students and everyone fits in. We also have great athletics. This year we were ranked as high as 9th in basketball 5th in football and finished top 5 in golf. We also dominate sw mo. in swimming every year. Great sports websites are glendalebasketball.com(the best high school bball website most people have seen in there entire life has about every stat in the history of the school!) glendalefootball.com glendalesoccer.com falconslax.com(lacrosse) and there are links to the school site on everyone. If you are thinking about moving to springfield glendale is the way to go! Check out the sites!

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that this is the best school in the state. The students and teachers are wonderful and Glendale has a great athletic program.

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