GLENBROOK SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL

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4000 W LAKE AVE
GLENVIEW, IL 60026
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Phone: 847-729-2000
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-high
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Northfield Twp Hsd 225
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 686.8
  • Number Students: 2747
  • Number Teachers: 423
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 10162
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 400
  • Principal: Mr Brian Wegley
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (25 ratings)
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    School Reviews (17 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-11-17
    "I went through the basic classes and took only a few honors classes throughout my time at this school, and I felt that there was a lot of opportunities for personal and educational growth for anybody that applied themselves to the core curriculum or extra curricular, after school activities. In retrospect, the three main issues I have with my experience at GBS are that the school at times ran itself in a very totalitarian way, I rarely saw school administrators (this excludes teacher faculty) push for the growth among students belonging to lower class families, and an inability to successfully promote mutual respect and courtesy among social and cultural classes. Still, I rate this school as above average, as it prepared me well for college, and was inspired by more than half a dozen teachers. Special mentions go out to Mr. Hussman and Mr. Benjamin of the social studies department."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-05
    "I am a freshman parent and have been wonderfully surprised at GBS. They have many levels of learning at GBS and my child has really improved and loves the school! The sports and performing arts seem to play a major part that my child absolutely loves!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-06-19
    "GBS has something for everyone, no matter your child's passion. There is such a wide range of programs. I had a child in the honors programs and another in the regular program and both have been challenged and prepared at their level. The administration is top notch and demonstrate true caring for ALL students. They go out of their way to make sure students stay in school and feel safe, accepted, and recognized. They can attract and retain very capable and talented teachers"
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-03-01
    "As a former student, I can say without a doubt GBS was an awful school. As others have mentioned, you have to have a great deal of 'school spirit' or else you are NOT accepted. GBS is overlly demanding, overbearing, and had too many BS rules even though the education was decent. All the garbage that many students are put through takes away from the education. Steer clear of GBS if you are anything other than rich, popular and capable of reaching high-honors"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-11-07
    "My elder son is in his first semester at college (a top engineering school) and told us after a few weeks, 'This is the easiest semester I've had since sixth grade.' He (and we) feel that GBS was the best preparation he could have gotten for a rigorous college program. GBS hits a sweet spot for academic excellence, extracurricular opportunity, and diversity"
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