Glenwood High School in Ball Township, IL - Niche

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Glenwood High School is a public school in Ball Township, Illinois. It has 1,328 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 66% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 143 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1501 East Plummer Blvd
, IL 62629
(217) 483-2424

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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Academically, Glenwood is the best school in the area. There are more class options and there is a higher level of difficulty available to chose from compared to the surrounding schools. The potential to succeed at this school is high considering the helpful teachers and ample resources for students to use. I'm glad I go to this school because the environment pushes me to be the best I can be; it helps me realize my full potential.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Good academics and show choir. Yet there are some poor teachers and too much emphasis on sports
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Teachers: Some are good others are not
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at our are school are very engaging and helpful. They listen to all problems we have with our homework and need help on. They listen to each question we have. All of the teachers go into detail so all students understand the lesson and no one is behind. Each one of them cares about all of their students. Their grading is quite consistent for the students to know how well they are doing in school and how they might need to improve. They all care about the students and their education.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are many clubs or organizations you can joing at our school; for example you have key club, book club and student council. When you join these clubs you need to be very committed for all the responsibility that is given to you in these. A very popular option at our school is student council. The administration at our school is very helpful with donation and extra help for these organizations. Along with these clubs, students can join sport after school. This is also a very popular thing at our school. It involves the students with our school and raising money for our school to support organizations for other people.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.66 Chatham Elementary School Public
4.00 Glenwood Middle School Public
Glenwood Intermediate School Public
3.33 Ball Elementary School Public
2.33 Edwin A. Lee Elementary School Public
Sangamon County Learning Academy Public, Alternative
Capital Area Career Center Public, All-Girls
2.66 Sandburg Elementary School Public
2.00 Southern View Elementary School Public
Little Flower Catholic School Private, Religious
Christ the King Elementary School Private, Religious
2.33 Lindsay School Public
2.33 Benjamin Franklin Middle School Public
2.66 Laketown Elementary School Public
2.00 Hazel Dell Elementary School Public
2.33 Black Hawk Elementary School Public
2.00 Jefferson Middle School Public
Concordia Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.00 Harvard Park Elementary School Public
1.66 Butler Elementary School Public
Blessed Sacrament School Private, Religious
Our Savior's Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.33 Owen Marsh Elementary School Public
Montessori School House of Springfield Private, Montessori
Auburn Elementary School Public
2.66 Auburn Middle School Public
3.33 Iles Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.00 Elizabeth Graham Elementary School Public
2.66 Auburn High School Public
2.00 U.S. Grant Middle School Public
Cathedral School Private, Religious
2.00 Springfield Southeast High School Public
2.33 Dubois Elementary School Public
2.33 Sacred Heart Griffin High School Private, Religious
St. Patrick Catholic School Private, Religious
2.66 Capital College Preparatory Academy Public
2.00 Feitshans Academy Public
3.00 Springfield Ball Charter School Public, Charter, Magnet
St. Agnes Elementary School Private, Religious
3.00 Springfield High School Public
2.66 Lutheran High School Private, Religious
3.33 Lincoln Magnet School Public, Magnet
2.66 Calvary Academy Private, Religious
2.00 Matheny-Withrow Elementary School Public
Douglas School Public
Springfield Christian School Private, Religious
2.33 Jane Addams Elementary School Public
2.00 Washington Middle School Public
Divernon Elementary School Public
2.66 Auburn Junior High School Public
2.00 McClernand Elementary School Public
2.00 Enos Elementary School Public
Springfield Seventh-day Adventist Christian School Private, Religious
St. Joseph School Private, Religious
2.33 Lanphier High School Public
2.00 Pleasant Hill Elementary School Public
2.00 Wanless Elementary School Public
2.66 Pawnee Junior/Senior High School Public
3.33 Pawnee Grade School Public
2.00 Ridgely Elementary School Public
2.00 Fairview Elementary School Public
Rochester Elementary School Public
3.33 Rochester Junior High School Public
3.33 Rochester Middle School Public
3.00 Rochester High School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Glenwood Middle School 2 mi. 669
Glenwood Intermediate School 2 mi. 702
2.33 Benjamin Franklin Middle School 6 mi. 695
2.00 Springfield Southeast High School 7 mi. 1,302
3.00 Springfield High School 8 mi. 1,449

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Glenwood High School United States Benjamin Franklin Middle School Glenwood Intermediate School Glenwood Middle School Springfield High School Springfield Southeast High School
White 85.0% 51.6% 49.0% 83.0% 86.0% 62.0% 41.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.7% 3.0% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 0%
African American 3.0% 15.2% 32.0% 5.0% 5.0% 23.0% 50.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.6% 11.0% 3.0% 1.0% 7.0% 6.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 24.5% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.7%
Grade 10 26.0%
Grade 11 25.1%
Grade 12 24.2%

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 14 responses

  • 100% Yes
  • 0% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 44% Extra activities
  • 25% Teachers
  • 12% Options
  • 12% Community
  • 6% Show Choir

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 44% There are a lot of kids
  • 33% The politics behind athletics.
  • 22% Inconsistent Teachers in Grading

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 7 responses

  • 71% Academics
  • 14% Combination of strong academics and sports
  • 14% Strong Show Choir

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 40% Motivated
  • 30% Determined
  • 20% Preparatory
  • 10% Exclusive

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 50% If you have questions, ask the teachers
  • 30% Take as many college credit classes as you can
  • 20% Pick classes as soon as possible

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.