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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Galesburg High School is an above average, public school located in Galesburg, IL. It has 1,271 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.

Galesburg High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1160
70 responses
Average ACT
26
105 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$36,926
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$638
National
$949
Median Home Value
$76,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Homecoming assembly
    29%
  • Homecoming parade
    26%
  • Prom
    19%
  • Graduation
    13%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%
  • Senior Prank
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,271
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,861
Teachers in First/Second Year
55%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,772/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Galesburg High School is your typical high school. There are great teachers, bad teachers, and average teachers. I was in the advanced classes and was fortunate to have some of the best teachers. They are all helpful and love what they do. the thing I wished they would fix the most is favoritism. There are some teachers who prefer one type of group more than one and would show favoritism. Although I only experienced this one or twice I know a lot of people who ran into this situation multiple times. I think that this issue will be found in every school, and even in the real world. A lot is about to change for this school. They are adding and changing some things about it. This change will better the school and it will be even more enjoyable.
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Galesburg High School is the largest high school in it's area with a variety of academics, extra curriculars and sports available. The honors course is rigorous and provides student with the tools they need for college. The staff is friendly and willing to do anything to see that their students succeed. There are a wide range of extra curriculars, and everyone can find something that interests them. Transferring to Galesburg High School was one of the best decisions I made in my life, and I wouldn't be where I am today without the help from the amazing staff!
GHS has several beloved teachers, but is overall pretty average. Few AP courses are offered, but dual-credit community college courses are available. Athletics are pretty average, and facilities are being renovated currently. Not a bad school but nothing special.