Principal's Message

Hello and Welcome to Glendale Middle School!

Glendale Middle School is located in the heart of West central Salt Lake City and is home to one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the state of Utah. Our school serves students from all over the world, many of whom are newly arrived in the United States.

Our community partnerships help Glendale Middle School serve its unique population. Through our community partnerships and a broad academic programming, we are able to offer many special programs to our students:

  • Glendale features Extended Learning Program classes, where academically gifted students are offered a chance to expand their knowledge.
  • The school offers honors classes in language arts and science as well as newcomer classes for students new to the United States.
  • Glendale promotes the AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination) program and a continuous in-school academic support program, which prepares students for college eligibility and success. Support is cross-curricular and on-going.
  • Glendale’s elective courses include fine arts classes such as drawing, pottery, orchestra, band, piano, and drum line.
  • We have a robust after school program with a wide variety of classes and services, including chess club, drama, sports, Tutor Club, summer school classes, Latinos In Action, Techniques For Tough Times, and exploratory classes.

We have a dedicated, hard-working team of teachers and staff here at Glendale Middle School. Together, we have hundreds of (combined years) of teaching and life experience, which provides a great foundation for a successful teaching and learning environment.

I am excited by the growth and progress that I see our students make over the school year, and I encourage parents to read with their child each day, for at least 20 minutes. It is one of the best ways a parent can support learning and maintain a strong relationship with their child.

I welcome you to our school and hope that you will collaborate with us to help build a strong and effective school community.

Chris Gesteland


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