Glenbard South High School

  • Glenbard South High School serves 1,172 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 52% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 58% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Glenbard South High School's student population of 1,172 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,172 students
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Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Glenbard South High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Glenbard South High School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#2398 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
12%
5%
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Hispanic
13%
26%
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Black
9%
17%
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White
63%
49%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.570.32
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Graduation Rate
93%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGlenbard Twp HSD 87 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  
The academics are excellent at south and there are many opportunities for learning there. There is not doubt that most students go on to have good lives after south. The facilities are good, with a weight room and fitness room. Drug rates are low. Not a lot happens at south. We take pride in that. Fights are uncommon, and they usually only consist of threats or pushes. We have a lot of extracurricular and they are all famous throughout the state. Our sports are pretty good. Parents are involved! Parents fill in when we need help, and they pay for everything. The only things that I would consider are that we are a school in a very good neighborhood, it feels very safe. The other thing is that academics are our thing at south. And the workload is crazy compared to other schools (regular/honors track), but that’s why we do so well. Everyone is nice to everyone else. We have great teachers, most with a lot of experience. There are a lot of ways to get help if you need it. Also we have so many ways that you can relate with others. We have many clubs to help with that for example: Otaku Club (anime/DDR), Asian Club, International Club, Latin Club, Spanish Club, French Club, Gay Straight Alliance, H20 (for muslims-i think), Students for students (SADD, students against destructive decisions), Student Union, Presidents Club (club leaders meet), Southwinds (literary magazine), Yearbook, and if we don’t have it you can start it. Presidents club got started this year because a student requested it! We also have some great academic teams like: Mock Trial (pretend to be lawyers, like debate), Forensics Team (like speech team), Model UN (learn about different countries and present), Science Olympiad (different scientific events), Chess Team, Scholastic Bowl (like jeopardy except not in the form of a question and in teams). Great School, Great School. Worth it, good education.
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