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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
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Glenbard East High School is a highly rated, public school located in Lombard, IL. It has 2,263 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.

Glenbard East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1180
208 responses
Average ACT
27
281 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$79,684
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,382
National
$949
Median Home Value
$252,200
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 160 responses
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  • Football Games
    18%
  • Senior prank
    11%
  • Boxer run
    11%
  • Glo run
    11%
  • Lake Geneva
    11%
  • Music Concerts
    10%
  • Boom Tour // Winterfest
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,263
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$101,230
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$21,342/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 responses
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Glenbard East High School Reviews

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The employees at this school are well payed, teach well and enforce the rules. The music program is excellent, and the school has a wide variety of athletic programs from badminton to swimming, and usually continuously successful ones like volleyball, basketball, baseball. Academics are good, kids get iPads, and science labs and classrooms are state of the art or continuing to be renovated. I always joked about how the schools always under construction, and it’s great the district really uses its large amount of funds to make an awesome positive learning environment. The school is also pretty diverse, which you would not think for a Lombard school, but at East you can meet people from Lombard, Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights or even Addison. I truly love this school! Food kinda sucks although please fix it Glenbard!
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My experience at Glenbard East was amazing. The faculty was supportive, incredibly friendly, and very experienced teachers. My classmates from Freshman year are still great friends to this day. The clubs and activities they offered gave me a high-school experience like no other. I may have graduated, but it is still always a "great day to be a Ram"!
My experience with Glenbard East is based on how I saw my daughter mature and change as a student. I have seen that this school brought up the best and the worst of her. For one part, she became stronger, independent, smarter… but on the other hand, she has bullied, bombarded with invitations to do drugs, and the opportunity to make bad friendships. However, she had strong role models (Hoot! Hoot! to the Spanish teachers!) And she was able to outsmart all the dark parts of a high school. Therefore, to summarize, this is a good school with great teachers, but I wish the administration would be more vigilant in what students do when no one is looking.