Glendale Union High School District (4285)

7650 N 43rd Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301-1661
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Glendale Union High School District (4285) ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 16,695 students in Glendale Union High School District (4285). This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Glendale Union High School District (4285) have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Arizona public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
11 Schools
2,474 Schools
# Students
16,695 Students
1,138,681 Students
# Teachers
733 Teachers
50,915 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

Glendale Union High School District (4285), which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 602 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 82% has decreased from 91% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#338 out of 610 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Glendale Union High School District (4285), with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Glendale Union High School District (4285) and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Glendale Union High School District (4285) and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
82%
76%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Glendale Union High School District (4285) and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.58
0.65
# American Indian Students
386 Students
55,502 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
5%
# Asian Students
547 Students
34,069 Students
% Asian Students
3%
3%
# Hispanic Students
10,094 Students
531,904 Students
% Hispanic Students
61%
47%
# Black Students
1,485 Students
63,785 Students
% Black Students
9%
6%
# White Students
3,720 Students
404,765 Students
% White Students
22%
35%
# Hawaiian Students
46 Students
4,238 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
417 Students
44,324 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
16,629
# Students in K Grade:
-
80,037
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
79,753
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
82,851
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
82,816
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
82,687
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
83,739
# Students in 6th Grade:
-
84,560
# Students in 7th Grade:
-
88,467
# Students in 8th Grade:
-
92,012
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,508
94,964
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,356
90,488
# Students in 11th Grade:
3,899
86,306
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,932
92,939
# Ungraded Students:
-
433

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,386 is higher than the state median of $11,274. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,813 is less than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$190 MM
$12,837 MM
This chart display total revenue of Glendale Union High School District (4285) and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$181 MM
$12,727 MM
This chart display total spending of Glendale Union High School District (4285) and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,386
$11,274
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Glendale Union High School District (4285) and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,813
$11,177
This chart display average spending per public school student in Glendale Union High School District (4285) and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Glendale Union High School District (4285) Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sunnyslope High School
Math: 32% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
35 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021
(623) 915-8760
Grades: 9-12
| 2,262 students
Rank: #22.
Thunderbird High School
Math: 28% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1750 W Thunderbird Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85023
(623) 915-8900
Grades: 9-12
| 1,615 students
Rank: #33.
Greenway High School
Math: 25% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3930 W Greenway Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85053
(623) 915-8500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,485 students
Rank: #44.
Independence High School
Math: 22% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6602 N 75th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85303
(623) 435-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 2,081 students
Rank: #55.
Apollo High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8045 N 47th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(623) 435-6300
Grades: 9-12
| 2,157 students
Rank: #66.
Moon Valley High School
Math: 21% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3625 W Cactus Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85029
(623) 915-8000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,451 students
Rank: #77.
Washington High School
Math: 21% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2217 W Glendale Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021
(623) 915-8400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,845 students
Rank: #88.
Glendale Union High School District Online Learning Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4530 W Northern Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 435-7300
Grades: 9-12
| 358 students
Rank: #99.
Glendale High School
Math: 13% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
6216 W Glendale Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 435-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,846 students
Rank: #1010.
Cortez High School
Math: 10% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8828 N 31st Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85051
(623) 915-8200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,085 students
Rank: n/an/a
Glendale Union Online
Reading: <50%
4530 W Northern Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 435-7300
Grades: 9-12
| 510 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Glendale Union High School District (4285)?
Glendale Union High School District (4285) manages 11 public schools serving 16,695 students.
What is the rank of Glendale Union High School District (4285)?
Glendale Union High School District (4285) is ranked #341 out of 602 school districts in Arizona (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Arizona school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Glendale Union High School District (4285)?
61% of Glendale Union High School District (4285) students are Hispanic, 22% of students are White, 9% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are American Indian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Glendale Union High School District (4285)?
Glendale Union High School District (4285) has a student/teacher ratio of 22:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 18:1.
What is Glendale Union High School District (4285)'s spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $10,813 is less than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 11 schools
  • Grades: 09-12
  • Enrollment: 16,695 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Top 50% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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