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Glenbrook North High School is a public school in Northfield Township, Illinois. It has 2,055 students in grades 9-12. There have been 272 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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4.1 from 272 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Academics: Electives are at times more on the lenient side. However regular classes are significantly more challenging than the average especially in math. They go in depth about topics that are not necessarily important to learning the material or general idea of the class.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: Most people accept who you are and if they do not agree with you people just tend to avoid you which I respect.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: We have our own detective at our school that tries to ensure that all the students are safe. As for the school nurses however, they are not very helpful. They always give ice and let you lie down but nothing more.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Although the social atmosphere is not always the best as students will do anything to have good grades, I believe the academics in our school are our greatest achievement. The students in our school are driven and most are intrinsically motivated to do well which motivates you to do well also.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: The value meals that are available usually have three options. The first is a sandwich that has been sitting there for days. The next is a salad that is usually stale and never has anything but lettuce in it. My biggest complaint however is the portion sizes offered. The amount is not sufficient for those purchasing value menus. Finally there is usually a cooked choice that is not always healthy.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Glenbrook Evening High School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Glenbrook South High School 2 mi. 2,636
New Trier Township High School - Northfield Campus 4 mi. 1,076
3.66 Maine East High School 5 mi. 1,368
4.33 Deerfield High School 6 mi. 1,645
4.33 Highland Park High School 6 mi. 2,006

Around Glenbrook North High School

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


Male 53%
Female 46%

Student Diversity

Glenbrook North High School United States Deerfield High School Glenbrook South High School Highland Park High School Maine East High School New Trier Township High School - Northfield Campus
White 82.0% 51.6% 91.0% 69.0% 76.0% 40.0% 83.0%
Asian 12.0% 4.7% 3.0% 19.0% 1.0% 31.0% 7.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 24.5% 3.0% 7.0% 16.0% 19.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.6% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.2% 0% 1.0% 2.0% 6.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.2%
Grade 10 25.0%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 26.3%

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 24 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 26% Good for college.
  • 25% Teachers care about your learning
  • 20% Offers diverse classes
  • 10% Offers many different kinds of sports
  • 10% Clubs/activities
  • 7% Academy
  • 3% Music/theater program is at a professional level

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 35% Has a "North-Shore" attitude
  • 27% Workload vs. Extra curriculars
  • 22% Active reading in English ruins all of the books.
  • 14% Covering up the bad for a good "image"
  • 3% Not enough diversity

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 21 responses

  • 71% Teachers go to great lengths to help you learn
  • 24% Money. Lots of it.
  • 5% We've had movies filmed here!

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 37% Great academics and great school spirit
  • 37% Competitive
  • 16% Wonderful
  • 11% Great academics, bad social aspect
  • 0% We are all proud to be a spartan

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 67% Everything counts. Junior year, don't blow it.
  • 24% Work hard your freshmen year, don't just slip by.
  • 10% If you put in the work then the teachers will help

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 25% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% 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.