« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
9-12
Public
Orland Park, IL
Students enrolled: 3,512

Contact this school

13300 South La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL 60462

(708) 671-3100
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Carl Sandburg High School address.

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
December 01, 2014
Racism to Latinos from all the staff in the school. ( deans, lunch ladys, teachers )

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2013
Sandburg is an overall good school, but my child experienced some difficulties here. I don't think that they have a very good science department. My son complained that the teacher didn't teach him very much. His grades in most of his science classes were average, although he tested well for the category on the ACT. The teaching methods for these classes needs to be improved. Especially chemistry.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
I atteneded this school for 2 years..honestly i didn't like it because there's no diversity being an african american female in a mostly white school is difficult and there is some racism. i Didnt like this school until i moved..then i realized how much i missed it and maybe it was because i was here for my first 2 years of high school...i've had good times and if you're going to Carl Snadburg be sure to take advantage of EVEYTHING ....Ms.Zambuto is the best

- submitted by a student
December 09, 2011
CSHS has successfully prepared my two older children for college and is presently educating my youngest. All three have been accepted to top schools in the country. My children were not athletes but participated in a plethora of activities like Debate, Dance, Newspaper, Art shows, leadership programs as well as taking advantage of community projects. The teachers were excellent and the curriculum challenging. Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2011
I loved Sandburg, because the school is so big, it allows you to take any class you want. You also can try out for any sports team, even some that most schools do not even have. Yes it is a big school, but it gives kids a exchance to experience the real world and college like atmosphere.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 11, 2010
Sandburg offers excellent educational opportunities for our children. The Marching Band is an incredible experience which will benefit all members in many facets of their adult lives.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 09, 2010
I am at Sandburg right now and I think its great they provide free wifi.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 20, 2010
If your child is an athlete or an academic, then it is a great school. If your child has a disability that falls under mental health, that's another story. I have been fighting this school for 6 moths to get my chikd's needs met. It has been very difficult. The staff there is not educated on mental health disabilities. It's a shame, my child has suffered.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 20, 2010
Be ready for your child to experience alternative lifestyle couples freely making out in the hallways between classes. 3200+ teenagers in one building is insanity.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Both of my sons attended Sandburg and are now independent, responsible young men. Sandburg was a wonderful experience for my sons as well as a god-send for me. Neither of my sons were interested in sports, but that didn't matter. Sandburg has something for everyone. Both boys were able to find their niche. The staff were very accommodating and and always available to both my sons and myself. Our most memorable staff member was Mr. Johnson. He was always there for my younger son who had lost his dad right before freshman year. Kudos to Sandburg! Thank You from a very grateful parent.....:)

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2009
This school puts too much emphasis on sports and not enough on academics and other after school activities that don't involve running or a ball.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2009
Both of my children attended CSHS and received a great education and terrific socialization. They graduated from top colleges, and are now both medical professionals. The variety of programs reaches students of all talent levels. Any student with the intelligence and work ethic can create a curriculum that gives them the keys to unlock virtually any door.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
April 05, 2009
This was the worst possible school i could have sent my hardworking child to. All she focused on were sports because they take those more seriously than the students grades. It is a school that I feel safe sending my child to but they also put a lot of pressure on there students. the 30 point rule is bogus. Overall i am ashamed.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
January 25, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
no rating October 27, 2008
The special needs programs offered at Sandburg are wonderful. The inclusion of the students in mainstream activities is great. What a terrific atmosphere.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 25, 2008
When I moved back from Florida to Illinois I specifically relocated to Carl Sandburg High district. My Older daughter was a graduated of Carl Sandburg and I knew the school just keeps getting better. My younger daughter is now a senior and I am very pleased that I made the decision for her to also attend Carl Sandburg. It's the best High School a parent and student could ever ask for!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2008
Amazing, this school is one if not the best high school out there. You feel very comfortable and everybody is very nice. The teachers are very good at helping the students and doing whatever it s that they need to to make sure we succeed at everything we do. Go eagles!

- submitted by a student
February 25, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
September 20, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
February 08, 2006
I think Carl Sandburg is a great school. It offers so much for the students. We have moved into Orland Park so our kids have the oppertunity to get a good education. However, I hope in the future the test scores go up. They are not bad but I see room for impovement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 12, 2006
Carl Sandburg High School has been an interesting experiance. The independence gained here was life altering., yet the experiances here are somewhat dissapointing when it comes to dealing with classes and faculty members. The school in general is fine academically and alright socially.

- submitted by a student
January 06, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2006
My child attends Carl Sandburg High School, and overall I would say that it has been a positive experience for her. The athletic programs are outstanding, and there are a variety of extra-curricular activities to choose from. Academically, the school is very good. Many of the teachers are willing to go the extra mile to help their students achieve academic success.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2005
A great high school to send any child to. They have provided my children with a great education, they rank high on AP performance and ACT performance. If you need to make a decision, this public school is outstanding.

- submitted by a former student
December 19, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
February 14, 2005
I moved out of the Chicago Public Schools to Orland Park in time for my daughter to start her high school years at Carl Sandburg High School instead of in a Chicago public high school. In addition to having a diversified curriculum to challenge the overachievers such as my daughter, as well as meet the needs of all the other students, I have been extremely pleased with the attitude towards extracurricular activities. It is wonderful to see a school in which intramural sports as well as involvement with various honor societies, choir, band, musicals, and other school activities is encouraged and admired by the students. Being deeply involved in school activities not only looks great on a college resume, it also keeps the kids out of trouble. The staff is excellent, and for the most part approachable. I could not ask for a better high school for my children.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2005
I attend this school, and overal it isn't bad. Most of the teachers are very kind and nice to the students. The faculty as a whole is great, but there is little things that are taken to seriously, like the dress code, and the behavior code. I also do not like how it is run on a point scale. After 30 points you get expelled, and that isn't right. It's too easy to gain points to have it be such a low number, 30, before you get expelled.

- submitted by a student
May 19, 2004
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
December 15, 2003
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: December 15, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Carl Sandburg High School
13300 South La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL  60462
(708) 671-3100
Last modified Carl Sandburg High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carl Sandburg High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top