School Details

Galesburg High School

1135 West Fremont Street, Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 343-4146

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1328 students 19 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2013-2014 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Galesburg Community Unit School District 205 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Galesburg High School is a public high school in Rio. The principal of Galesburg High School is Mr. LeRoy VanMeter. 1,328 students attend Galesburg High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0.1% of the Galesburg High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 48% of the 1,328 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 52% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Galesburg High School is 19:1. Galesburg Area Voc Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 68%
Multiracial 7% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 12%
Hispanic 10% 11%
Asian 0.9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 62%
Limited English proficiency 0.1% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 48% 55%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Suspended female student for carrying feminine products in purse. States cannot bring purse to school - must carry tampons/pads in hand?

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated from GHS in 2013 and I am disgusted by nearly every aspect of this "school." All of the emphasis is put on the mediocre sports teams and the school spent millions of dollars to build a football stadium and other sports facilities instead of getting air conditioning or removing the asbestos. Last year they cut Calculus AP Probability and Statistics College Prep Chemistry and two of the three American Studies classes... but they decided to keep Outdoor Living and Fishing & Wildlife. These two classes consist of going to the lake and fishing during class... very educational. I am embarrassed by the choices this school has made and they are setting up every one of their students for failure. Do yourself a favor get away from Galesburg High "School." - GHS graduate

  • (4 years ago)

    There is no college planning provided. Our son graduated 2010 he is attending a DiV 1 university. He was home a few weeks ago siad after being at college for 4 weeks he was not prepared for college as he thought he was due to lack of understanding from the advisors.( advisors lack of knowledge) There is and was a complete lack of counseling and advisors who had know what they were doing. Preparing young people for higher education needs to be priority There is also lack of Trade courses offered for those who are not planning on attending a college. We just heard from a Sr. which said they still need permission to go to the bathroom with a admin escort.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think theres too many kids in the school. Too many kids are getting into violent fights. i think they need to down size it kids. && upgrade in security.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am currently a senior at GHS who has tried to make the best of a bad situation. The three years of education behind me seem to have barely increased my knowledge. There are a few teachers who are worthwhile but most of those are retiring. When I think about how low our standards are (though they have been increased) compared to those of other schools I actually feel sick. I have tried to take a rigorous curriculum though even the more advanced classes fail to truly challenge me. Our few AP courses are well taught but the teachers who teach them well are as I said soon to retire. GHS is a terrible school and I am glad this is my final year. I can only hope I am as prepared for college as I think I am.

  • (8 years ago)

    A previous poster's comments perhaps indicate the quality of education offered here. 1) Capitalize the first word in each sentence especially if that word is 'I'. 2) There are three different spellings of the word pronounced 'there'. a) there as in 'there are' or 'look over there'; b) their possessive form as in 'their spelling is atrocious'; and c) they're they are as in 'they are horribly unprepared for college. 3) Conjugate your verbs properly. 'There is so many activities' is incorrect. 4) What is a 'clun'? I assume you mean 'club'. Learn to double check anything you write; any halfway decent college professor won't assume anything about what you've written. Secondly these website offers a spell check option. Use it.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a parent I am ashamed to say that my eldest daughter graduated from this school. You can be assured that my younger ones will not attend GHS. The small minded control freaks who destroyed what should be the proudest moment in the lives of five wonderful young ladies for actions over which they had no control shows that these so called 'educators' have no business molding lives.

  • (8 years ago)

    I attended GHS in the late '90's and graduated first in my class. I can say without a doubt that this school was quite pathetic. The good and great teachers were vastly outnumbered by those that were absolutely worthless. The school facilities were fair. Class offerings were barely more than minimal. Activities as usual were dominated by petty social politics and focused on non-value added initiatives. School safety at the time was marginal. However I assume this is the case in most places. Furthermore circumstances in G-burg are quite dismal at the moment. For this reason I fully expect the quality level of this school to deteriorate further.

  • (8 years ago)

    i love GHS. i attend their now and their is so many activites for everyone and this is an easy way to make friends with the many cluns. all teachers are helpful and take extra time to help students. i feel quite ready for college becasue of thie high school. fights are kept to a minmium as well as drugs. the only thing is the smell in part of the girls locker room

  • (10 years ago)

    I graduated two years ago and I liked Galesburg High School but I don't think it necessarily prepared me for college. College essentials like note taking and preparing to study was never a big concern. GHS has potential and it's a pretty safe school but it lacks school spirit.

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