Glen A. Wilson High School

Glen A. Wilson High School is a public high school located in Hacienda Heights, California. It is one of two high schools located in the unincorporated community, and one of four in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.

Glen A. Wilson High School
Glen A. Wilson High School logo.jpg
Glen A. Wilson High School is located in California
Glen A. Wilson High School
Glen A. Wilson High School
16455 Wedgeworth Drive


United States
Coordinates33°59′55″N 117°56′49″W / 33.9987°N 117.9470°W / 33.9987; -117.9470Coordinates: 33°59′55″N 117°56′49″W / 33.9987°N 117.9470°W / 33.9987; -117.9470
School typePublic high school
Established1966 (1966)
School districtHLPUSD
PrincipalDanielle Kenfield[1][2]
Staff62.00 (FTE)[3]
Enrollment1,555 (2017–18)[3]
Student to teacher ratio24.56[3]
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)     Cardinal
Athletics conferenceCIF Southern Section
Valle Vista League
RivalLos Altos High School
NewspaperPaw Prints
YearbookThe Prowler

Wilson was ranked 333 out of 804 in Newsweek's 2003 web-exclusive extended list of top U.S. public high schools.[4] It ranked 861 in the 2007 list of the top 1,000 U.S. public schools.[5] Wilson was ranked 121 out of 500 in Newsweek's America's Best High Schools in 2011.[6]


The school was started September 1966 on the campus of the neighboring Rowland High School in Rowland Heights, California, where students attended a split session year until the campus was ready for occupancy in September 1967.

The school was named for Glen A. Wilson, former Superintendent of the La Puente Union High School District 1953-1972 (which became Hacienda La Puente Unified School District in 1970).[7] He was born in Alpaugh, California, on September 11, 1913. He was a resident of Hillcrest in La Verne, California when he died on September 7, 1996.[8]

He held bachelor's and master's degrees from Occidental College (1936, 1940), and a Doctorate in Education from University of Southern California (1965).[9]

He began his career in education as a 6th grade teacher in El Centro in 1937, and retired from education as superintendent of Hacienda La Puente Unified School District in 1972. He served in the Marine Corps in World War II 1942-1946, discharged from active duty as a Battalion Quartmaster, First Lieutenant. He achieved the rank of Major in the USMC Reserve in 1952. He was named Citizen of the Year by the La Puente Valley Chamber of Commerce in 1965. He served Rotary as District 530 Governor from 1972–73, and received the Paul Harris Fellow award in 1972.[10]

In 2008, Wilson received media attention after a student promised a school shooting on the one year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting and around the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting on the school's Wikipedia page.[11] These threats were referred to the local police. On Thursday, April 17, 2008, security was increased and students' backpacks were searched. All after-school activities were cancelled. In addition, on Friday, April 18, 2008, school was cancelled as a precaution, although early that morning, a student was arrested in connection with the threats and held at Juvenile Hall.[11][12]

School demographicsEdit

The school had 1594 students in 2015-2016[13]

The ethnic composition of the student body was:


The school's sport teams compete in the Valley Vista League to qualify for CIF Southern Section (CIF-SS). The Valle Vista League consists of the Wilson Wildcats, Rowland Raiders, San Dimas Saints, Covina Colts, Nogales Nobles, and Northview Vikings

Boys Girls Co-ed
Baseball Basketball Badminton
Basketball Golf Cross Country
Football Soccer Swimming
Golf Tennis Track
Soccer Volleyball
Tennis Waterpolo
Waterpolo Softball

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Elena Paul (2013-06-14)" (PDF).
  2. ^ Irwin, Richard (2008-08-27) New principal at Wilson High Archived 2012-10-24 at the Wayback Machine. View from the Heights.
  3. ^ a b c "Glen A. Wilson High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  4. ^ "The Top High Schools - Newsweek Culture -".
  5. ^ "The Complete List of the 1,000 Top U.S. Schools - Newsweek Culture -".
  6. ^ "America's Best High Schools". Newsweek. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-06-23.
  7. ^ Dr. Glen A. Wilson (June 24, 1970). "The Guest Room". Hacienda Heights Highlander.
  8. ^ Fancher, Neil (October 1984). "New Residents". Hillcrest Happenings.
  9. ^ Wilson, Glen (1995). The Moving Finger Has Writ: The Story of My Life. La Verne, California: self-published. p. 201.
  10. ^ Wilson, Glen (1995). The Moving Finger Has Writ: The Story of My Life. La Verne, California: self-published. p. 231.
  11. ^ a b Molina, Genaro (2008-04-29). "Violent threats on Wilson High's Wikipedia page went unchecked". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2010-12-02.
  12. ^ Stallworth, Leo (2008-04-18). "Student arrested in high school threats". ABC 7. Archived from the original on 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2010-12-02.
  13. ^ "Glen A. Wilson High Report". Enrollment by Ethnicity for 2015-16. California Department of Education. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  14. ^ "TEXAS LONGHORNS Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
  15. ^ "Scott Williams Stats -".
  16. ^ "".
  17. ^ "1982 Glen A. Wilson High School Yearbook".

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