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Galesburg, IL
Students enrolled: 1,328

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1135 West Fremont Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

(309) 343-4146
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April 24, 2014
Suspended female student for carrying feminine products in purse. States cannot bring purse to school - must carry tampons/pads in hand?

- submitted by a community member

October 20, 2013
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

- submitted by a community member

September 29, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2010
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.

- submitted by a student

September 12, 2007
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.

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 06, 2007
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.

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 06, 2007
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.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2007
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.

- submitted by a student

December 11, 2006
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

- submitted by a student

February 14, 2005
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.

- submitted by a student

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Galesburg High School
1135 West Fremont Street, Galesburg, IL  61401
(309) 343-4146
Last modified Galesburg High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Galesburg High School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top