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Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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The principal, Lauren Fagel, absolutely does not address the horrible bullying that goes on in her school. It's become much worse since her predecessor, Brian Wegley, left. It's covered up. She passes those issues on to the deans, who pass it on to anyone they can, who don't manage it at all.

Supports LD students: Strongly disagree


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Absolutely not. Student with "differences" are batted around from one punishment to the next, until the student leaves GBS.


Develops character: Strongly disagree


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The only way the school and staff manage students is by bullying them. There's no respect for students or their parents.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


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The only way the teachers at GBS deal with students is through fear and punishment. Minor infractions are escalated into detentions and suspensions.



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Too much unneeded homework/tests with many test scores expecting a C as average from teachers, some teachers can be rude/yell shaming kids for not getting good grades, many girls are sent unwanted male genitalia pictures, kids are made fun of by others for sticking up for themselves as if that's a weakness, they get in trouble for things a student does OUTSIDE of school on weekends even, way too many rules-feels like a prison, must be rich or popular, this school expects you to be perfect and devote your child's life to them don't force them to go here the expenses they make you pay are not worth it




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Going to Glenbrook South High School was definitely the best years of my life. Everyone is super kind and the school is actually diverse despite it's location. School spirit is definitely a big part of the school. When I first came, i wasn't big on school spirit but it gets contagious. The academics are outstanding, now that i'm in college, I feel like I got a head start by going to GBS. GBS prepared me well for my future. There's also SO many clubs and interesting elective classes to be a part of. I encourage new students to really try to get involved in the school, it really makes your experience 100x better! I promise. I would love my kids to attend this school in the future. Thank you GBS <3



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I love this school its great it has great students and teachers i would recommend this school.



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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.


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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!



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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

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Last modified Glenbrook South High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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