Glendora High School
The high school was built in 1958 on the land owned by Clarks Gordan, an orange grower. The land contained oak trees which still grow on the school ground. The first graduating class of GHS was in 1959 and contained 188 students.They are known as the Glendora Tartans. This mascot was chosen by the first class of Glendora High School, Tartans won the vote against "The Oranges."
The school is notable for having a bagpipe in its band program, and is one of six schools in California to have them. The school's Tartan Band and Pageantry participated in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, CA.
The school's run team achieved the CIF-SS Division II championship in 2009 for Cross Country and finished 2nd at the CIF-State Division II Championships meet. The run team made another trip to the CIF-State Division II Championship meet in 2011, placing 11th. The baseball program has achieved much success over the last decade, and even captured a CIF-SS Division II championship in 2010.
Glendora High School is a California Distinguished School, meaning it is praised throughout the state as having a high API score, which measures student ability.
- Paul Allen, Co-Founder of Microsoft
- Lea Antonoplis, tennis player
- Casey Jacobsen, basketball player
- Gabrial McNair, musician
- Tracy Murray, basketball player
- Anna Nalick, singer-songwriter
- Adam Plutko, UCLA baseball player, CWS Most Outstanding Player
- Tony Robbins, speaker
- Aaron Rowand, baseball player
- Cody Regis, UCLA baseball player, CWS All Tournament, National Champion 2013
- Jonathan Smith, current offensive coordinator at the University of Washington
- Waylon "Aniratak" Jones, Professional Gamer
- Jason Boada, NPR correspondent
- Sharon Stouder Clark Olympic swimming champion, former world record holder 100 meter butterfly; 3 gold and 1 silver medal (1964 Tokyo Olympics)
- Tamra Barney, Real Housewives of Orange County
- Hazel Lodevico-To'o, GHS Marching Band Wins Spot in 2014 Rose Parade, Glendora Patch, October 1, 2012
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