Choose Glendale School District!

We know you want the best for your child’s education, and our award-winning school offers small class sizes, making it a great choice! Our faculty provides each student with the individual instruction he or she needs. Along with dedicated administration and staff, we have many other compelling programs that make us a great fit for your child.

KTO Grant

In April 2010, the Glendale School District was the recipient of a $652,176 Keystones to Opportunity Grant. Glendale was one of the 56 Pennsylvania public school districts to receive a share of $36,670,720 in competitive grant funds designed to improve reading instruction for children from birth to grade 12.

Keystones to Opportunity is Pennsylvania’s vision for sustainable growth in reading achievement. The grant opportunity came to Pennsylvania from the United States Department of Education. Pennsylvania has the opportunity to receive a total of $193 million over a five-year period. In the first year, Glendale received $652,176 with a chance to be awarded additional funds during the next four additional years.

The project is designed around three Keystones: 

  • The first is to improve literacy learning outcomes and dramatically increase reading achievement among students in danger of academic failure, birth through grade 12 in Pennsylvania. 
  • The second is to create a culture of data-driven decision-making and use this to guide instruction. 
  • The third is to infuse digital technology, providing teachers with examples of how technology tools can provide multiple pathways to express and represent information as well as creative options for developing literacy persistence, stamina, and motivation.

For more information, please visit our Curriculum & Instruction page.


Glendale School District is a recurring recipient of state recognition for its outstanding technology, which includes a laptop, Smart Board, LCD projector, and document imagers in every classroom; 18 wireless computer lab; four conventional labs; nearly 800 iPads; and over 1,000 PC’s on site. Our students see technology as a tool for enhancing their education, which is a foundation of our district.

Awards & Recognitions

  • U.S. News & World Report “Best High School” with a bronze medal ranking.
  • Moved up 128 positions in overall school rankings over the past three years as cited by the Western Pennsylvania School Guide, published by Pittsburgh Business Times.
  • Exceeded expectations when adding in the performance of students receiving free and reduced lunch, moving up 242 positions in the Western Pennsylvania School Guide and ranking 77 out of 500 Pennsylvania school districts for academic achievement.

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