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Glenwood High School

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13 reviews of this school


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Posted November 3, 2010

Gradebook is available online, anytime. Teachers respond quickly to email. Lots of clubs and organizations to match many different personalities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

Communication with parents is great. Class size is small and teachers are very interested in their students' success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

This school has a wonderful special education department - changed my son's life! A large school in a small town. Glenwood High has many elective classes that, I think are outside the norm, such as producing, directing, and reporting for their own t.v. channel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2008

I went to school here and felt I received a very good education. We have returned to the area so our children could benefit from an education here as well. As far as the teachers not staying and having no longevity there are several that I had as teachers over 10 years ago that are still at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

One of the greatest schools of Chatham, IL. The sports teams are amazing, the building is huge, the students are diverse, and the teachers are perfect. A few teachers are on the crazy side, but GHS has the best teachers of the district. When students perform well on tests, most of the time, teachers reward their students. This method helps others and myself to achieve better scores on the next test. This school is perfect if you do want your child or yourself to prepare yourself for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2008

I go to this school and I love it here. The teachers are amazing and people are rather civil here as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2008

Students are being told when they need help. However, the assistance from the school is very disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

One of the greatest schools in the state!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 16, 2007

Not what I expected from this school. Administration not very parent/student friendly. Teachers not a lot better, although there are a handful of good teachers. Good school as long as your student does not require assistance with academics. Great school if your child plays football or basketball as this a very sports minded school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2007

Great School! Wonderful teachers and a great facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

Very high quality school with a large variety of classes available to students with administration constantly working to the students benefit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2007

An excellent school with qualified teachers especially in the core subjects of math and science. Good sports programs and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2007

Very mediocre school. Administration not in control. Many teachers don't care about students, are not involved, won't return phone calls. Many teachers cycle in and out--no longevity. Doesn't compare to other schools our children have attended. Very overrated and we are very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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73%

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76%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students65%
Female67%
Male63%
Black27%
Asian75%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial42%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Low income30%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male66%
Black40%
Asian63%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial42%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income40%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
Black27%
Asian75%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income35%
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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26%
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46%
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28%
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Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

93.3%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Black 4% 18%
Hispanic 3% 24%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1501 Plummer Boulevard
Chatham, IL 62629
Phone: (217) 483-2424

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