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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Glenwood High School is a highly rated, public school located in Chatham, IL. It has 1,382 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.

Glenwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1220
95 responses
Average ACT
27
231 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$81,402
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,061
National
$949
Median Home Value
$185,100
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Prom week spirit days
    27%
  • The home coming game
    27%
  • Senior skip day
    23%
  • Homecomming parade
    13%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%
  • The Fall Musical
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,382
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,746
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,150/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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I love the environment at Glenwood High School! All the teachers and students are so caring and respectful to others. There are so many different clubs, activities, and sport opportunities for everyone! The academic level prepares you perfectly for college and is very appropriate for all learning levels.
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Glenwood High School offers the best educational environment to students of Chatham, Illinois. The school provides curriculum that fits any student, classes are classified as standard, college prep, honors, dual credit, and advanced placement. The staff at Glenwood also works personally with the students to inspire work ethic, leadership, and extracurricular passions. Just as outstanding as the academics, the extracurricular opportunities at Glenwood surpass average high schools. Twenty-two varsity sports have prepared athletes to compete at the collegiant level and inspired school spirit through the many athletic functions. The fine arts departments provide strong programs in competitive choirs and bands that have lead musically inclined students to work in Branson, Missouri and for Disney. The building and its sports facilities are brand new and compare to that of colleges. Glenwood strives for students to feel comfortable, and has become a great example of school safety.
Glenwood High School creates an average learning environment for students. Glenwood has great facilities and is constantly working to modernize and get the latest technology. In recent years, Glenwood High School has faced a few safety scares. Threats of violence were often written on walls, forcing Glenwood into evacuations and even a five-hour lockdown. Despite these times of confusion and chaos, Glenwood staff had the student body's safety as their first priority, checking every bag, locker, and body in the building thoroughly. Many of the teachers here genuinely care about the students and what they are teaching, although there is the occasional bad apple who is biased and clearly does not care for their job. Overall, Glenwood is a fairly nice school who does it's very best to not only keep their students safe, but well-rounded in education.