John Glenn High School

36105 Marquette St
Westland, MI 48185
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
John Glenn High School serves 1,622 students in grades 8-12.
John Glenn High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 1,622 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 50% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

John Glenn High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

John Glenn High School's student population of 1,622 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has grown by 23% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,622 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
83 teachers
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School Rankings

John Glenn High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,925 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of John Glenn High School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1902 out of 2925 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
7%
9%
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Black
38%
18%
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White
49%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Graduation Rate
88%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is John Glenn High School's ranking?
John Glenn High School is ranked #1902 out of 2,925 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
What schools are John Glenn High School often compared to?
John Glenn High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Garden City High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
21% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 45% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
What is the graduation rate of John Glenn High School?
The graduation rate of John Glenn High School is 88%, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 84%.
How many students attend John Glenn High School?
1,622 students attend John Glenn High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
49% of John Glenn High School students are White, 38% of students are Black, 7% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of John Glenn High School?
John Glenn High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does John Glenn High School offer ?
John Glenn High School offers enrollment in grades 8-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is John Glenn High School part of?
John Glenn High School is part of Wayne-Westland Community School District.

School Reviews

3   11/19/2018
I never got to attend John Glenn High school full term but my brief time i spent there i just knew it was a great school in a GREAT city and neighborhood at the time,between 1980-1993 which was the BEST years there. Westland was one great city to raise a family in at that time,it was a huge community effort among all the residents, that the majority was also born and raised in. Westland and its Public schools was very well kept,safe and crime free! Westland Mall and Skateland was the #1 place for families,especially the students to hang out. I have the BEST memories in my lifetime there. Wildwood Elementry and Stevenson Jr. High was a GREAT school along with John Marshal Jr. High that had great teachers & staff. I was born and raised there until I left in 1997,i miss it and still call it "HOME".
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Bridgett Ward

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 1,622 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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