Glenwood High School in Chatham, IL - Niche

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Glenwood High School is a public school in Chatham, Illinois. It has 1,361 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 69% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 148 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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4.0 from 148 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Good old Glenwood High School had its ups and downs but it has done right by me so far. I would go here if I had the choice to do everything over again.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: The teachers are always there to help you with whatever you need whether it was homework or needing someone to vent to about your problems.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Great options on classes and I earned a ton of college credit.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I like my school in how the size to me, is really great overall and how mostly everyone is very kind. I believe my high school is unique in how everyone generally gets along and how teachers and parents help in that. The things I enjoy maybe the most are probably the sporting events and our school functions that are held from time to time.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Like most schools, some teachers were great and some teachers weren't. Athletics are above everything else at GHS.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.33 Glenwood Elementary School Public
3.33 Chatham Elementary School Public
3.33 Glenwood Middle School Public
2.66 Glenwood Intermediate School Public
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Springfield Learning Academy Public
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2.00 U.S. Grant Middle School Public
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St. Patrick Catholic School Private, Religious
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2.66 Springfield High School Public
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Douglas School Public
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2.00 Wanless Elementary School Public
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2.66 Pawnee Junior/Senior High School Public
3.00 Pawnee Grade School Public
3.33 Rochester Elementary School Public
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3.33 Rochester Junior High School Public
3.33 Rochester Intermediate School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 Springfield Southeast High School 7 mi. 1,369
2.66 Springfield High School 8 mi. 1,394
2.00 Lanphier High School 9 mi. 1,199
3.33 Rochester High School 9 mi. 714
1.66 Taylorville Senior High School 22 mi. 833

Around Glenwood High School

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


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Glenwood High School United States Lanphier High School Rochester High School Springfield High School Springfield Southeast High School Taylorville Senior High School
White 83.0% 51.0% 50.0% 93.0% 61.0% 39.0% 95.0%
African American 5.0% 15.0% 38.0% 1.0% 23.0% 47.0% 0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 0% 0% 3.0% 1.0% 0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 2.0% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0% 0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 8.0% 2.0% 7.0% 9.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.7%
Grade 10 25.5%
Grade 11 24.0%
Grade 12 24.8%

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 20 responses

  • 90% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 32% Extra activities
  • 21% Teachers
  • 15% Community
  • 12% Show Choir
  • 12% Options
  • 9% Sports

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 31% There are a lot of kids
  • 25% Lunch Pricing
  • 19% Inconsistent Teachers in Grading
  • 19% The politics behind athletics.
  • 6% Technology

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 12 responses

  • 50% Academics
  • 42% Combination of strong academics and sports
  • 8% Strong Show Choir

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 43% Motivated
  • 29% Determined
  • 21% Preparatory
  • 7% Exclusive

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 40% If you have questions, ask the teachers
  • 33% Take as many college credit classes as you can
  • 27% Pick classes as soon as possible

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 13% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.