Glendora students are served by the Glendora Unified School District which has a current enrollment of over 7,600 K-12 students. Comprised of six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and one learning center, the district’s mission is to providing top quality education and a healthy, safe, and progressive learning environment for the student body, faculty and staff. Private and parochial schools are also available throughout Glendora to serve the educational needs of students in a faith-based setting. For high school graduates and adult learners who are ready to make the jump to college, area colleges and universities include Azusa Pacific University, Citrus Community College, Mt. San Antonio College, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, Pomona College, and the University of La Verne.
ECONOMY & JOB MARKET
Most residents living in Glendora commute to different parts of Los Angeles County for work. The area’s economy and job market is thriving, with such industries as international trade, entertainment (motion picture, television, music recording and production), aerospace, and professional services such as medicine and law being the major strongholds in the economy. A few major companies headquartered within the county include J.D. Power and Associates, Honda Racing, American Honda Motor Company, Trader Joe’s, Princess Cruise Lines, Dole Food Company, RazorUSA, Isuzu Motors America, and Toyota Motor Sales, to name a few.
PARKS & RECREATION
Residents of Glendora enjoy spending time in the outdoors and it’s a good thing because the Parks Division does an excellent job maintaining the city’s parks, nature trails, landscape, and the municipal golf course. If you’re looking to spend the night camping in Glendora, head on over to the Big Dalton Campground located in the Wilderness Park. Facilities include a campground, amphitheatre, fire ring, hiking trail, covered picnic areas, and restrooms. Big Tree Park is another popular local park that includes a sand and turf area, playground equipment, picnic tables and benches. The Carlyle E. Linder Equestrian Park located off N. Glendora Mountain Road features a riding rink and riding trails. Centennial Heritage Park is the home of Hamilton House, a late 19th century to early 20th century citrus ranch, the Orton Englehart workshop, a print shop, and exhibits of antique farm equipment.
Avid golfers will want to check out the Glen Oaks Municipal Golf Course/Park. Featuring a 3-par, 9-hole course, a lighted driving range, six tennis courts and five racquetball courts, one can spend the entire day working on their swing out and then embark on some additional recreational fare. Other nearby golf courses include the Friendly Hills Country Club, San Dimas Canyon Golf Course, Sierra La Verne Country Club, Via Verde Country Club, Rancho Duarte Golf Course, Marshall Canyon Golf Course, and Mountain Meadows Golf Course.
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