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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Glenbrook North High School is a top rated, public school located in Northbrook, IL. It has 1,997 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
About Glenbrook North High School...
Address
2300 Shermer Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
Telephone
(847) 509-2400

Glenbrook North High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1340
97 responses
Average ACT
30
550 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$115,243
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,962
National
$949
Median Home Value
$519,300
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
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 176 responses
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  • Springfest
    18%
  • Assemblies
    13%
  • Football games
    13%
  • School dances
    13%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Down by the river boys and their chant
    9%
  • Hockey Games
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,997
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$104,338
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$26,850/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.69 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.69 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.69 responses
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I had a fantastic experience at Glenbrook North (GBN) High School! GBN got me into Harvard College from where I graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in economics and the Stanford Graduate School of Business from where I graduated with an MBA. GBN's teachers are fantastic and I'll fondly remember learning from them and being mentored by them. I was a member of the Glenbrook Academy of International Studies which is a nationally recognized program integrating the teaching and learning of English, Social Studies, and World Languages for students in the Glenbrook High Schools. Glenbrook Academy students are accepted at Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Yale and other prestigious universities.

The diverse range of extracurricular activities and student clubs offers students a wide range of activities in which to get involved. The facilities of the school are modern and excellent. School spirit is vibrant with everyone rooting for our sports teams. Go Spartans!
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The school spirit is great. On green and gold Fridays, almost everyone in the school wears GBN spirited clothing to show their support. There are many different academic levels here, so everyone can find the course load that is right for them. In general, my experience has been great!
This school excels both in academics and activities for many students. Every student feels included and respectful to each other, making it feel easier to "fit in," even though it's not seen as completely diverse. The school is a safe place to express yourself and there are numerous amounts of clubs for you to join in. I, for example, joined the medical club due to my interest in the medical field. In its academic side, the schools offers great setting with high challenges for students while maintaining a low threat. Classes have teachers that really love their job, while others not so much. Thankfully, the great amount of electives offers a lot of choices for students to pick. GBN does a good job in preparing us for college. One thing I could change in GBN though is to push students a bit harder since many need a larger understanding of the world shaping around us.