GHS, Students Honored With High Rankings

There have been a few terrific accomplishments recently announced regarding Glendora High School and its students to start off the new school year.

GHS has been named in the top 10 percent of high schools in California by a US News and World Report article, coming in 218 out of 2,199 high schools in the state. The same report also ranked GHS 1,084 out of 21,000 nationwide.

Additionally, Newsweek named GHS as one of the nation’s top 500 high schools for 2015, coming in 313 out of 500. More than 31,000 schools throughout the country that were considered and 58 California schools made the top 500.

Paul Lopez, Principal at GHS, is proud of both teachers and students for such an accomplishment.

“GHS is a great place to work. Our teachers and students work really hard to prepare themselves for the task at hand, that’s why we are a successful school in all aspects. It’s great to be a Tartan,” Lopez said.

Individual Advanced Placement students are being recognized as well by the College Board, with 197 AP students at GHS recognized for their exam scores. These include 81 as AP Scholars, 38 as AP Scholars with Honor, 78 as AP Scholar with Distinctions, 14 as National AP Scholars and 1 student as an AP International Diploma.

According to an email to GCN, Robert Voors, Glendora Unified Superintendent, wrote “The AP Students who succeed on exams show they are ready for the rigors of college, may be allowed to skip some college courses and are more likely to graduate college on time.  In the 2014-15 school year, 493 Glendora Unified students took 1,098 AP exams with a pass rate of 79 percent.  Some students took as many as 16 exams in their high school career.”