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About This School

Grayslake Central High School is a public high school in Grayslake. The principal of Grayslake Central High School is Mr. John Bolger. 1,372 children attend Grayslake Central High School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 0.6% of the Grayslake Central High School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 1,372 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 0% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Grayslake Central High School is 14:1. Grayslake North 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

    • Arabic
    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 63% 71%
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 5%
Hispanic 17% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 0%
Limited English proficiency 0.6% 0.3%
Economically disadvantaged 8% 8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Grayslake Central is a good school. Teachers are very supportive and clearly have a passion for teaching! They are always ready to help students and are very nice. Students are also kind to each other. The teachers for clubs are nice but I think that clubs should meet more often to get in extra practice before competitions. I feel that the teachers could be more strict and make sure that the students are well prepared when it comes to success in clubs.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is all around a great school even though its older it looks pretty new!! The lockers in this school are huge! As a parent I would say its safe to send your kid here. The teachers are very great too and will always email or call you back asap.

  • (2 years ago)

    I truly enjoyed my time at Central. Not only were the students dedicated ram fans but the parents would also consistently show their pride. I loved most of my teachers. You could tell that they had a passion for teaching and enjoyed helping us learn. However the administration is lacking in their effectivness at taking students concerns over bad teachers seriously and are not much help when it comes to taking action against bullies or abbrasive teacher attitudes. Overall the AP and honors courses are awesome and athletics are some of the best in the conference.

  • (2 years ago)

    BEST school! all teachers are well educated and push all kids! the sports programs are all amazing here! ram pride is also very clear here! )

  • (3 years ago)

    Our high school kids enjoy the honor and AP classes at this high school as well as several academic clubs. The teachers in the honor and AP classes are very serious about teaching and student achievement. Great school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'd rate this school as average. While the academic acpect is very good the school spirit is lacking. The students do not think it's important to get involved. Going to school at GCHS makes me feel like...nothing. While there are almost never major negative occurences there are not many major positive (by which I mean fun) activities going on either.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter graduated in 2009 and received an excellent education. The teachers were caring and engaged with their students. They stimulated the students to think and not just memorize materials for testing purposes. My daughter emerged with a curiosity about the world and a thirst to learn. I am convinced that the teachers at Grayslake Central nurtured these traits.

  • (5 years ago)

    Both schools are good. I have attended both schools as well North and Central both have their good qualities and their bad ones. North is of course a newer campus and therefore nicer classrooms and facilites. However Central has tradition that North doesnt. It has been around for a long long time and has an outstanding tradition in the 'RAM FANS'. Overall i would rate Central higher than North because of tradition and North has more kids that dont live in Grayslake that attend it than those that do. Central 100% Grayslake/Hainesville students. GO RAMS!

  • (5 years ago)

    Please do not believe the hype. Most peole say that Central is a better school than North but you can never know that until you have experienced both schools. I attneded Grayslake Central as well as Grayslake North and North is actually the better school. Parents just say Central is because they think that North has more minority students (black and hispanic). When in all actuallity it is the same percentage. North has better teachers and the students are exceedingly friendly.

  • (5 years ago)

    Its awesome and way better than North HIgh School the teachers are fantastic and it has a great curriculum!

  • (8 years ago)

    Great School District! My 2 children went to Grayslake my daughter who was an honor student and my son who was LD. Both who excelled to their fullest Honor classes were offered in all subjects and the special help was there when my son needed it. Superb!

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