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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 1,988 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Glenbrook North High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1320
175 responses
Average ACT
30
667 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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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
$123,457
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,046
National
$949
Median Home Value
$530,900
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 194 responses
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  • Springfest
    18%
  • School dances
    13%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Assemblies
    12%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Down by the river boys and their chant
    8%
  • GBN/GBS Combined Musicals
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,988
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.47 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.47 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.47 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$104,338
Teachers in First/Second Year
67.3%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 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
$29,443/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.74 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.74 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.74 responses
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In general, Glenbrook North High school offers one of the best education program and curriculum in Illinois! Our school provides many educational opportunities and challenges for each and every student currently attending this specific high school! In other words, GBN provides high-level sport activities, clubs, as well as projects! As a current sophomore, I've been able to obtain leadership and social skills as a community member of GBN! As a regular participant of Key Club and Medical Club, I've been able to achieve long-term goals I've set for my overall high school experience through interacting with other students and assisting their needs. I am proud to say every single teacher at our school is fair and equal to each and every student of Glenbrook North High school.
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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!
There were many things I enjoyed about Glenbrook North. All through my four years there I enjoyed most of it. The teachers were incredible and they were always there to help when students needed it the most. From my freshman year all the way to close to graduation, I have built connection with teachers that I will never forget. The great thing about going to Glenbrook North is not just the academics but more of the student body and everyone else there. I found myself bonding with other students in my class that I may have never talked to in the past, but grew a friendship with them. So during times of struggle in classes we would come together to help one another understand the concept and work towards something great. Students tend to have a harder time finding resources, but once students find a comfortable environment they tend to seek out more. I believe that's the biggest idea that GBN has taught me. It's using your resources and succeeding to greatness.