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 156 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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4.0 from 156 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Glenwood is very effecient when it comes to the safety of students and staff. I have no issues with them. The school nurse is also very helpful. No matter what is wrong with you she is dedicated to make sure you are healthy.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Extracurriculars: It's really not all that great. I mean they cut a lot of programs since I left to save money. I doubt it is as much fun as it used to be.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My best experiences in high school were in the classroom. I had pretty great relationships with other students and my relationships with my teachers were very strong as well. They really do strive to watch you succeed. But outside of the classroom it just seemed like a madhouse where no one was ever in control especially in the cafeteria. Or even just walking from one class to another. It almost always seemed like a danger zone. I would not go back if I could do it all over.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Most of the teachers encourage you to succeed. But you stay in the classroom long enough they just seem so mean. I get it though. It's hard to try and keep track of thirty students for 50 minutes at the time. But some of my teachers did not make the material seem at all interesting. Especially on Monday's. The only class I could probably say I could pay attention in would probably be my English and art classes. Other that that I really was not all that interested.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Glenwood high school is a fantastic school that is full of a lot of intelligent students that want to be there and want what is best for their education and future. This definitely pushes other students when they see this and puts a huge impact on those students.

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
3.33 Ball Elementary School Public
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2.00 Edwin A. Lee Elementary School Public
2.66 Sandburg Elementary School Public
2.33 Southern View Elementary School Public
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Christ the King Elementary School Private, Religious
2.66 Benjamin Franklin Middle School Public
2.66 Laketown Elementary School Public
2.00 Black Hawk Elementary School Public
2.00 Jefferson Middle School Public
2.00 Hazel Dell Elementary School Public
2.00 Harvard Park Elementary School Public
2.00 Butler Elementary School Public
Concordia Lutheran School Private, Religious
Blessed Sacrament School Private, Religious
Our Savior's Lutheran School Private, Religious
Springfield Learning Academy Public
2.66 Owen Marsh Elementary School Public
Montessori School House of Springfield Private, Montessori
2.00 Elizabeth Graham Elementary School Public
3.33 Iles Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.00 U.S. Grant Middle School Public
2.33 Auburn Middle School Public
Trinity Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.00 Auburn High School Public
Auburn Elementary School Public
Cathedral School Private, Religious
1.66 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
2.33 Springfield Ball Charter School Public, Charter, Magnet
2.66 Springfield High School Public
St. Agnes Elementary School Private, Religious
2.66 Lutheran High School Private, Religious
2.66 Calvary Academy Private, Religious
3.00 Lincoln Magnet School Public, Magnet
Douglas School Public
2.00 Matheny-Withrow Elementary School Public
Springfield Christian School Private, Religious
2.00 Jane Addams Elementary School Public
2.00 Enos Elementary School Public
2.00 Washington Middle School Public
2.00 McClernand Elementary School Public
2.33 Auburn Junior High School Public
St. Joseph School Private, Religious
2.00 Lanphier High School Public
2.00 Feitshans Elementary School Public
2.00 Ridgely Elementary School Public
2.00 Fairview Elementary School Public
2.66 Pawnee Junior/Senior High School Public
3.00 Pawnee Grade School Public
3.33 Rochester Elementary School Public
Rochester Elementary Ec-1 School Public
3.33 Rochester High School Public
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

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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 23 responses

  • 87% Yes
  • 9% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 28% Extra activities
  • 18% Teachers
  • 15% Options
  • 12% Show Choir
  • 12% Community
  • 10% Sports
  • 5% Band

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 30% There are a lot of kids
  • 20% Lunch Pricing
  • 20% Inconsistent Teachers in Grading
  • 15% The politics behind athletics.
  • 10% Technology
  • 5% Doesn't value fine arts

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 14 responses

  • 50% Academics
  • 43% Combination of strong academics and sports
  • 7% Strong Show Choir

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 38% Motivated
  • 25% Determined
  • 25% Preparatory
  • 6% Exclusive
  • 6% Generically average

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 38% Take as many college credit classes as you can
  • 38% If you have questions, ask the teachers
  • 25% Pick classes as soon as possible

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 83% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.