Top 10 Best Glendale Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 106 public schools serving 58,670 students in Glendale, AZ (there are 21 private schools, serving 2,563 private students). 96% of all K-12 students in Glendale, AZ are educated in public schools (compared to the AZ state average of 94%).
The top ranked public schools in Glendale, AZ are Sierra Verde Steam Academy, Jefferson Preparatory High School and Copper Creek Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Glendale, AZ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Arizona public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in Glendale have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Arizona public schools.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Glendale, AZ (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sierra Verde Steam Academy
(Math: 68% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7241 W Rose Garden Ln
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 376-4800
Grades: PK-8
| 899 students
Rank: #22.
Jefferson Preparatory High School
Charter School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
16635 N 51st Ave
Glendale, AZ 85306
(602) 595-2990
Grades: 7-12
| 113 students
Rank: #33.
Copper Creek Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7071 W Hillcrest Blvd
Glendale, AZ 85310
(623) 376-3900
Grades: PK-6
| 761 students
Rank: #44.
Legend Springs Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
21150 N Arrowhead Loop Rd
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 376-4500
Grades: PK-6
| 682 students
Rank: #55.
Bellair Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4701 W Grovers Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 467-5700
Grades: PK-6
| 219 students
Rank: #66.
West-mec - Mountain Ridge High School
Vocational School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
22800 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85310
(623) 376-3000
Grades: 9-12
| 1 students
Rank: #77.
Challenge Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5801 W Greenbriar Dr
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 938-5411
Grades: K-6
| 421 students
Rank: #88.
West-mec - Central Campus
Vocational School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6997 N Glen Harbor Blvd
Glendale, AZ 85307
(623) 209-8070
Grades: 9-12
| 10 students
Rank: #99.
Las Brisas Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5805 W Alameda Rd
Glendale, AZ 85310
(623) 445-5500
Grades: PK-6
| 764 students
Rank: #1010.
Mountain Ridge High School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
22800 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85310
(623) 376-3000
Grades: 7-12
| 2,685 students
Rank: #1111.
Highland Lakes School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
19000 N 63rd Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 376-4300
Grades: PK-8
| 1,041 students
Rank: #1212.
Hillcrest Middle School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
22833 N 71st Ave
Glendale, AZ 85310
(623) 445-3300
Grades: 7-8
| 844 students
Rank: #1313.
Legacy Traditional School Glendale
Charter School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
13091 North 67th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85306
(623) 219-4300
Grades: K-8
| 1,187 students
Rank: #1414.
Desert Sage Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4035 W Alameda Rd
Glendale, AZ 85310
(623) 445-4700
Grades: PK-6
| 642 students
Rank: #1515.
Sandra Day O'connor High School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
25250 N. 35th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85310
(623) 445-7100
Grades: 7-12
| 2,534 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
West-mec - Cactus High School
Vocational School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 50-54% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6330 W Greenway Rd
Glendale, AZ 85306
(623) 412-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 3 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
West-mec - Ironwood High School
Vocational School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 52% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6051 W Sweetwater Ave
Glendale, AZ 85304
(623) 486-6400
Grades: 9-12
| 4 students
Rank: #1818.
Arrowhead Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7490 W Union Hills Dr
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 376-4100
Grades: PK-6
| 623 students
Rank: #1919.
West-mec - Sandra Day O'connor High School
Vocational School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
25250 N. 35th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85310
(623) 445-7100
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #20 - 2520. - 25.
Crown Point High School
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5850 W Northview Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 845-0781
Grades: 9-12
| 57 students
Rank: #20 - 2520. - 25.
E-institute At Avondale
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1035 E. Van Buren Street, Suit
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 760-9061
Grades: 9-12
| 99 students
Rank: #20 - 2520. - 25.
E-institute At Buckeye
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6213 S. Miller Ave., Suite 109
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 505-7118
Grades: 9-12
| 88 students
Rank: #20 - 2520. - 25.
E-institute At Metro
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9640 N Metro Pkwy W Unit 147
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 943-2236
Grades: 9-12
| 58 students
Rank: #20 - 2520. - 25.
Ombudsman Online Academy
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3624 West Bell Road Suite 4-6
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 840-2997
Grades: 9-12
| 188 students
Rank: #20 - 2520. - 25.
Sunflower School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5490 W Paradise Ln
Glendale, AZ 85306
(623) 412-5050
Grades: PK-12
| 24 students
Rank: #2626.
West-mec - Apollo High School
Vocational School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 51% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8045 N 47th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(623) 435-6300
Grades: 9-12
| 3 students
Rank: #2727.
West-mec - Independence High School
Vocational School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 55% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6602 N 75th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85303
(623) 435-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 2 students
Rank: #2828.
Mountain Shadows Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
19602 N 45th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 445-4300
Grades: PK-6
| 416 students
Rank: #2929.
West-mec - Deer Valley High School
Vocational School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 45-49% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
18424 N 51st Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 467-6700
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #3030.
Apollo High School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8045 N 47th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(623) 435-6300
Grades: 9-12
| 2,157 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Copperwood School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11232 N 65th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85304
(623) 412-4650
Grades: PK-8
| 693 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Greenbrier Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6150 W Greenbriar Dr
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 467-5500
Grades: PK-6
| 458 students
Rank: #3333.
American Leadership Anthem K-6
Charter School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4380 N. Hunt Hwy
Glendale, AZ 85312
(480) 344-9800
Grades: K-6
| 489 students
Rank: #3434.
Pinnacle Pointe Academy
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6753 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Glendale, AZ 85310
(623) 537-3535
Grades: K-7
| 122 students
Rank: #3535.
E-institute At Grovers
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4744 W Grovers Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 621-4383
Grades: 9-12
| 9 students
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Glendale, Arizona Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
4508 W Northern
Glendale, AZ 85302
(623) 435-6000
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
10620 N. 43rd Ave
Glendale, AZ 85304
(602) 978-0011
Grades: K-6
| 32 students
5323 N 99th Ave #210
Glendale, AZ 85305
(866) 339-4946
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
4744 W Grovers
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 439-5026
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
4744 West Grovers Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 439-5026
Grades: K-8
| 176 students
17340 North 63rd Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 236-3381
Grades: K-6
| 21 students
3540 W Union Hills Dr
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 896-2900
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students
3501 W Westcott
Glendale, AZ 85308
Grades: K
| 20 students
Homebound (Closed 2006)
Alternative School
7301 N 58th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 842-8148
Grades: 1-8
| 4 students
4508 W Northern Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(623) 842-1350
Grades: 9-12
| 30 students
13806 North 51st Ave
Glendale, AZ 85306
(602) 564-7300
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
4744 West Grovers Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 547-8806
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
6625 N 56th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 237-4002
Grades: PK-8
| 367 students
4932 W Myrtle Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 237-4004
Grades: PK-8
| 394 students
4941 W. Union Hills Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 896-1166
Grades: 7-12
| 397 students
5727 W. Happy Valley Road
Glendale, AZ 85310
(623) 845-4050
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
21000 North 75th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
(480) 461-3200
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
4102 West Union Hills Dr
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 957-9557
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
4744 W. Grovers
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 439-5026
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
10260 N. 67th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302
(623) 572-0080
Grades: K
| 30 students
8632 West Northern Ave
Glendale, AZ 85305
(623) 974-0355
Grades: K-6
| 93 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Glendale, AZ?
The top ranked public schools in Glendale, AZ include Sierra Verde Steam Academy, Jefferson Preparatory High School and Copper Creek Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Glendale, AZ?
106 public schools are located in Glendale, AZ.
What percentage of students in Glendale, AZ go to public school?
96% of all K-12 students in Glendale, AZ are educated in public schools (compared to the AZ state average of 94%).
What is the racial composition of students in Glendale, AZ?
Glendale, AZ public schools minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arizona public schools average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

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