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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Glenbard South High School is a highly rated, public school located in Glen Ellyn, IL. It has 1,172 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
23w200 Butterfld Rd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Telephone
(630) 469-6500
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Glenbard South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1210
100 responses
Average ACT
28
211 responses
AP Enrollment
29%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$92,167
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,155
National
$949
Median Home Value
$350,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Football games
    25%
  • Seniors get to go off campus for lunch
    23%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Senior Dance
    8%
  • Soccer
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Game Night
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,172
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$98,651
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$21,342/ year
National
$12,239
98%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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I transferred here from a private high school to be with my old middle school friends, while this was perhaps the greatest mistake of my life. I found that I wouldn’t have been prepared for college without it. I found the people judge mental and unforgiving as well as dull and uninspiring to the extreme. I wasn’t encouraged or welcomed in any capacity. I was lucky I made two friends in the one year I went here. Good luck!
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Glenbard South High School is a unique School in that it is a smaller sized school but has very good resources. It has a strong focus on academics with a high percentage of students taking honors and AP classes. The academic portion of the school being so strong is something I would largely attribute to the teachers as the teachers are very dedicated to their jobs, and you will not find many students complaining about a teacher. The sports and organizations are also a big part of what students love about the school and a lot of students are very involved which makes everything more fun.
The only thing I enjoyed about my time at Glenbard South was the friendships I made there, and that was pretty much the result of shared trauma. The administration did not handle conflict or mental health/reports of bullying or sexual violence well at all, the success of their disciplinary methods was mediocre at best, and the teachers were average across the board. That being said, I applaud GSHS for their club and community involvement opportunities, as well as their gselections of guidance counselors, who were dedicated to helping their students to the best of their ability.