Glendora High School
|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.
Glendora is a member of the Palomares League of the CIF Southern Section. 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. The women's swim team has had success at the CIF level as well, winning the Division II Championship in 2011 and 2014, and placing second in 2010 and 2015.
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.
- Lea Antonoplis, tennis player
- Tamra Barney, Real Housewives of Orange County
- Brian Cooper, former professional baseball player (Anaheim Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants)
- Chuck Detwiler, football player
- Casey Jacobsen, basketball player
- Ed Kirkpatrick, former professional baseball player (California Angels, Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers)
- Gabrial McNair, musician
- Mike Misuraca, former professional baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers)
- Tracy Murray, basketball player
- Anna Nalick, singer-songwriter
- Phil Ouellette, former professional baseball player (San Francisco Giants)
- Ed Pierce, former professional baseball player (Kansas City Royals)
- Adam Plutko, UCLA baseball player, CWS Most Outstanding Player
- Tony Robbins, speaker
- Aaron Rowand, former professional baseball player (Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants)
- Jonathan Smith, current offensive coordinator at the University of Washington
- Hazel Lodevico-To'o, GHS Marching Band Wins Spot in 2014 Rose Parade, Glendora Patch, October 1, 2012
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