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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Glenbard Township High School District No. 87 is a highly rated, public school district located in Glen Ellyn, IL. It has 8,173 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 11% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
596 Crescent Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Telephone
(630) 469-9100

Glenbard Township High School District No. 87 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
11%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1250
294 responses
Average ACT
28
1,040 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,173
Free or Reduced Lunch
28.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$98,665
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$149,373,000
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    1%

Glenbard Township High School District No. 87 Reviews

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I feel that our school district fostered success in each and every student attending high school. Engaging teenagers in the everyday motions of school is a near insurmountable challenge, yet the school district -- with the help of hundreds of faculty members -- was able to overcome this obstacle. From the theater program, to the fine arts displays, to our dozen state champion teams, to the plethora of fives received by students on the annual AP exams...our school district excels. Though my one critique of this prestigious environment is that at times the level of competition between students can become unhealthy. When grades on quizzes and standardized test scores become the end-all-be-all, insecurities and bitterness begin to churn within the student-body. This may be rectified by placing a bit less emphasis on testing and a bit more on the learning process itself; this could potentially enrich the curriculum and one's high school experience as a whole.
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I am currently in the midst of my senior year at Glenbard North High school. Throughout my 4 years at this school I have enjoyed myself very much. The faculty is great, always available when needed. The Deans are also very nice and always will direct you in the right way. I may be a bit biased but Dr.John Mensik is also the greatest principle that I've ever had the chance to meet. Great man that wants the best for all of his students! Glenbard North Athletics are a great thing as well. Playing a sport with your good friends and having a good time as well. Nothing beats that!
My time at GBS was one that came with with many ups and downs. While I often dreaded the AP style classes that were forced on students by the administration, I found most of the teachers to be very caring individuals with the best intentions of the student in mind. I enjoyed the close relationships with teachers and councilors that a small school provided as well as the friendships I was able to make. I would love to see the school improve its progressive attitudes towards transgendered students; I have seen many struggles with bathroom situations and posters that the school has handled poorly. I would also love to see it work on becoming less corporate hailing when it comes to forcing minorities into AP classes and watering down curriculum to make the school "look better." I appreciate the schools reputation as it helped me get into a good college, and I will not forget many of the memories I forged at Glenbard South High School.