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About This School

Glenbrook South High School is a public high school in Glenview. The principal of Glenbrook South High School is Dr. Brian Wegley. 2,639 children attend Glenbrook South High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 5% of the Glenbrook South High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 13% of the 2,639 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged". The student to teacher ratio at Glenbrook South High School is 14:1. Glenbrook Evening High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 76%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 15%
Asian 18% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Limited English proficiency 5% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 13% 8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Glenbrook South is an EXCELLENT high school. There's so many clubs and sports to get involved in and also many classes to choose from. Any career you have an interest in pursuing Glenbrook South most likely has it! The teachers and all staff are super kind and always helpful. All of the staff want the students to be successful but this doesn't stop the school from requiring rigorous courses which will help in college. One thing I love is the TLC which have teacher and student tutors to help students in whatever subject (going there for essays for college was extremely helpful). The students are welcoming and there's a place for everyone at this school. Truly an excellent school. Yay Class of 2014!

  • (3 years ago)

    I went through the basic classes and took only a few honors classes throughout my time at this school and I felt that there was a lot of opportunities for personal and educational growth for anybody that applied themselves to the core curriculum or extra curricular after school activities. In retrospect the three main issues I have with my experience at GBS are that the school at times ran itself in a very totalitarian way I rarely saw school administrators (this excludes teacher faculty) push for the growth among students belonging to lower class families and an inability to successfully promote mutual respect and courtesy among social and cultural classes. Still I rate this school as above average as it prepared me well for college and was inspired by more than half a dozen teachers. Special mentions go out to Mr. Hussman and Mr. Benjamin of the social studies department.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a freshman parent and have been wonderfully surprised at GBS. They have many levels of learning at GBS and my child has really improved and loves the school! The sports and performing arts seem to play a major part that my child absolutely loves!

  • (5 years ago)

    GBS has something for everyone no matter your child's passion. There is such a wide range of programs. I had a child in the honors programs and another in the regular program and both have been challenged and prepared at their level. The administration is top notch and demonstrate true caring for ALL students. They go out of their way to make sure students stay in school and feel safe accepted and recognized. They can attract and retain very capable and talented teachers

  • (5 years ago)

    As a former student I can say without a doubt GBS was an awful school. As others have mentioned you have to have a great deal of 'school spirit' or else you are NOT accepted. GBS is overlly demanding overbearing and had too many BS rules even though the education was decent. All the garbage that many students are put through takes away from the education. Steer clear of GBS if you are anything other than rich popular and capable of reaching high-honors

  • (5 years ago)

    My elder son is in his first semester at college (a top engineering school) and told us after a few weeks 'This is the easiest semester I've had since sixth grade.' He (and we) feel that GBS was the best preparation he could have gotten for a rigorous college program. GBS hits a sweet spot for academic excellence extracurricular opportunity and diversity

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school! I am currently in my first year of college and I have to say 'Great Job GBS!' I was over prepared for college when I arrived. I noticed right away how much GBS equipped me for college after I took a language placement test and based on the results I was placed in one of the more advanced courses. Honestly I believe that the other parent who ranked GBS with 2 stars is overexaggerating. Compared to many high schools GBS is the best I've encountered. I don't regret a moment I spent there.

  • (7 years ago)

    I just graduated and am heading off to college. Glenbrook South did a great job in preparing me for college courses. Already I see differences between the way I'm prepared and the way other freshmen entering my college are prepared. I don't know what this other parent is talking about. I don't go to the football games and no one cares. I don't have a whole lot of school spirit (although I do like the school) and I'm not ridiculed. I was in a couple of honors classes during junior year and two APs during senior year. I still had fun freshman and sophomore year so I don't know why they are complaining. The rules can sometimes be a bit extreme but I dealt with them and in return I got a great education. The students are relaxed (the upperclassmen more so). I don't see kids picking on others often (if ever).

  • (7 years ago)

    If your child is going to be placed than anything other than honors classes good luck. If you dont like football this is not the school for you. If you dont show an amazing amount of school spirit you will be ridiculed. The school has a large amount of rules that can make it feel more like punishment to be there than an enjoyable learning experience. If you have a kid in honors classes maybe he/she will like it.

  • (7 years ago)

    GBS is the best thing that ever happened to my daughter. This school and its faculty really care about their students and it shows.

  • (7 years ago)

    GBS is a great school which offers the best selection of AP classes in the entire north shore area. GBS also offers a diverse student body and many after school activities.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is very good. There are services and programs for any kind of kid. The teachers are great. There are a ton of clubs. there are also alot of sports teams for you sporty people out there. The people work with you.

  • (8 years ago)

    Glenbrook South prepared me to become a successful college student. Though challenging academic programs and teachers that wanted to support their students I felt that my education at GBS helped me to be ahead of much of my class in college. So many GBS students will not see how wonderful their education was until they have left the school and begin to see how other students were not as fortunate in their high school education.

  • (8 years ago)

    The academic environment is very broad. There are some good teachers and there are teachers who are poor. It seems that the situation will remain that way. There is not a dress code which creates a very 'loose' environment.

  • (8 years ago)

    The quality of this facility is outstanding and very supportive. The theatre program is highly respected and known through out the area. The athletic department is very organized and supportive of academic achievement. The level of parent involvement is extremely high and always bountiful. I would recomend this school to anyone.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is a freshman. Regular classes not the honored ones. The programs are just right. Some fieldtrips are a good compliment. The students are not encouraged enough to take part in after school clubs and sport activities. Parents are informed about the progress report and teachers always give prompt replies. Overall exprerience is very positive.

  • (8 years ago)

    Demanding academics from a talented teaching staff. Multiple opportunities for student involvement. Excellent fine arts opportunities. Highly college prep with 90% of students going on to college. Excellent facilities. One of the best high schools in the United States

  • (10 years ago)

    GBS is a wonderful school in a safe friendly and accepting community.

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