Glenbard West High School


Student Enrollment
Best High School in Illinois
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Glenbard Twp High School District 87
Type Public
 Phone (630)469-8600
 Location 670 Crescent Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Charter School No

Glenbard West High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Illinois high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 22nd in the best public high schools in Illinois.



The Glenbard West High School student body is primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific13.7%314
Native American Indian0.2%5
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races2.7%62

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 16.3%

23.2% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Illinois high school median of 42.4%. By this measure, Glenbard West High School students are largely upper income and rank 112nd in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students



Graduation Rate

9 out of 10

Rank: 37th in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students95%
Illinois Median87%
White99% or more*
Black80% to 89%*
Hispanic85% to 89%*
Asian Pacific85% to 89%*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races80% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged85% to 89%*
Limited English Proficiency60% to 79%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 135th in Illinois

Students at Glenbard West High School scored an average 38% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Illinois State Board of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 24% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 21.6% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls6% to 9%*70% to 74%*
Boys10% to 14%*55% to 59%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian-suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander11% to 19%*55% to 59%*
Black20% or less*21% to 39%*
Hispanic6% to 9%*45% to 49%*
Multiracialsuppressed*50% or more*
White15% to 19%*75%
With Disabilites20% or less*11% to 19%*
Limited English20% or less*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score

The average ACT score for Glenbard West High School students in 2017 was 24.2. This indicates that the average student scores in the 73rd percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 23rd in Illinois

882 out of 1,112 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (79%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Illinois median rate of 53% and in the top 5% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 61st in Illinois

Glenbard West High School offers 21 AP courses. 44 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 96% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Glenbard West High School had 886 taking AP exams with a 723 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 82% percentile and well above the state median of 57 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 82% 57%
Students enrolled in an AP class 44% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 18%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 35%
AP Courses Offered 21

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students2.1%47
Illinois Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.3%6

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Illinois Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students6.5%148
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.8%18


Glenbard West High School
670 Crescent Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL

10 out of 10 1


Glenbard Twp High School District 87
Glen Ellyn, IL