Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, IL - Niche

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Glenbrook North High School is a public school in Northbrook, Illinois. It has 2,074 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 84% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 329 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2300 Shermer Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 509-2400

Ratings and Reviews
4.1 from 329 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: Overall, the teachers at Glenbrook North are of very high qualilty.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are lots of clubs to choose from!
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This is a great school
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Some teachers are great others are bad!
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I really enjoyed this school, it was a great time in my life and feels extremely homey, even now, when I am across the country.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Glenbrook South High School 2 mi. 2,661
3.66 Maine East High School 5 mi. 1,838
4.33 Deerfield High School 5 mi. 1,642
4.00 Maine South High School 6 mi. 2,383
4.33 Highland Park High School 6 mi. 2,052

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Glenbrook North High School United States Deerfield High School Glenbrook South High School Highland Park High School Maine East High School Maine South High School
White 79.0% 51.0% 90.0% 67.0% 73.0% 40.0% 84.0%
Asian 14.0% 4.8% 2.0% 18.0% 1.0% 33.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 4.0% 10.0% 19.0% 18.0% 9.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 0% 1.0% 2.0% 5.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.9%
Grade 10 25.5%
Grade 11 23.8%
Grade 12 25.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 82% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 28% Good for college.
  • 23% Teachers care about your learning
  • 15% Offers diverse classes
  • 13% Clubs/activities
  • 9% Offers many different kinds of sports
  • 7% Music/theater program is at a professional level
  • 5% Academy

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 33% Has a "North-Shore" attitude
  • 27% Workload vs. Extra curriculars
  • 24% Active reading in English ruins all of the books.
  • 10% Covering up the bad for a good "image"
  • 6% Not enough diversity

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 40 responses

  • 68% Teachers go to great lengths to help you learn
  • 15% Money. Lots of it.
  • 10% Incredible expectations lead to intelligent kids
  • 8% We've had movies filmed here!

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 29% Great academics and great school spirit
  • 24% Competitive
  • 17% "It's a great day to be a Spartan"
  • 10% Wonderful
  • 10% Great academics, bad social aspect
  • 7% We are all proud to be a spartan
  • 2% Insanely high expectations

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 56% Everything counts. Junior year, don't blow it.
  • 30% Work hard your freshmen year, don't just slip by.
  • 15% If you put in the work then the teachers will help

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 27% I love everything about this school.
  • 73% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.