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Galesburg High School

Public | 9-12 | 1328 students

 
 

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Posted April 24, 2014

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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 6, 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 former student


Posted June 6, 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


Posted 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 former student


Posted 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


Posted 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 former student


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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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The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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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 Students44%
Female44%
Male45%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White45%
Low income33%
Not low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female55%
Male40%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Low income36%
Not low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female45%
Male48%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial47%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Low income34%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities52%
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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46%
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Average ACT score

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Graduation rate

82.3%


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 71% 51%
Black 12% 18%
Hispanic 10% 24%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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

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