Glenbard North High School
|Glenbard North High School|
|990 Kuhn Road
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188
|School type||Public Secondary|
|School district||Glenbard Township HS Dist. 87|
|Superintendent||Dr. David Larson|
|Principal||Dr. John Mensik|
|Average class size||23.0|
|Fight song||Fighting Panthers of North|
|Athletics conference||DuPage Valley Conference|
|Average ACT scores||21.3|
|Newspaper||The North Current|
Glenbard North High School, or GBN, and locally referred to as "Glenbard" or "North", is a public closed campus four-year high school located at the corner of Kuhn Road and Lies Road in Carol Stream, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Glenbard Township High School District 87, which also includes Glenbard South High School, Glenbard East High School, and Glenbard West High School. The North campus is the largest among the four high schools in Glenbard Township District 87, currently serving approximately 2,416 students many who reside in Carol Stream as well as portions of Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, and Bloomingdale.
The use of "GBN" as a reference for the school is not unique to Glenbard North. Many residents in the Chicago area, particularly following athletics, often need to differentiate between Glenbard North and the unrelated school Glenbrook North, which is located in the north suburbs and also commonly uses the shortened form "GBN".
Glenbard North opened its doors in August 1968. It was the third of the four Glenbard high schools to open. The first principal of Glenbard North was Raymond Livingston. Burt Weber served Glenbard North as principal from 1971–1989, having the longest tenure of any Glenbard North principal at 18 years. The football field, Weber Field, was named in his honor.
Glenbard North teams are called the Panthers. These athletic teams compete in the DuPage Valley Conference. The school's teams also compete in state championship tournaments sponsored by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).
The school sponsors interscholastic sports for men and women in basketball, cross country, gymnastics, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Men may also compete in baseball, football, and wrestling. Women may compete in badminton, cheerleading, swimming, and softball. While not sponsored by the IHSA, the school also sponsors a pom team for women, and a district-wide ice hockey team for men.
The following teams finished in the top 4 of the IHSA State Championship Tournament for their respective sport.
|State Champions||Second Place||Third Place||Fourth place|
|Cross Country (Girls)||1994—95||1992—93; 1995—96||1993—94|
|Football||1982-1983, 1991—92; 2000—01; 2007—08; 2012—13|
|Gymnastics (Boys)||1991—92; 2008—09||2005—06|
|Gymnastics (Girls)||1981—82; 1982—83||2008-09|
|Softball||1995—96; 2000—01; 2013-14|
|1980-81; 2001–02; 2002–03;
2003-04; 2008–09; 2009–10; 2011–12; 2014-15
- Anime Club
- Art Club
- Best Buddies
- Black Students Association (BSA)
- Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
- French Club
- Green Panthers
- Indian Student Association (ISA)
- Math Team
- Model United Nations
- Mu Alpha Theta
- Muslim Student Association
- Technology Club
- The North Current (Student Newspaper)
- National Honor Society
- The Organization of Political Students (OPS)
- Peer Helpers
- PRISM (Glenbard North GSA)
- Scholastic Bowl
- Science Olympiad
- Spanish Club
- Speech Team
- Student Council
- Theatre Honor Society
- Woods Club
- Rick Ackerman was an NFL Defensive Tackle (1982, 84–87), playing most of his career for the San Diego Chargers.
- Billy Corgan is a musician and songwriter best known as the frontman for the Smashing Pumpkins.
- Ryan Diem was an offensive tackle for the NFL Indianapolis Colts (2001–2012). He was the starting right tackle for the Super Bowl XLI champions.
- Jim Ellison was the lead singer for late 80s–early 90s power pop trio Material Issue.
- Jim Hoffmann wrote the first comprehensive book about the Boy in the Box (Philadelphia). 
- Michael Quigley is a United States Congressman, representing the 5th Congressional District of Illinois; a seat he won in a special election to replace Rahm Emanuel.
- Kiele Sanchez is an actress best known for her work on television (Lost, Related).
- Eric Petersen is an actor known for his work as Shrek both on Broadway (understudy) and in the national tour of the musical (Shrek the Musical').[not in citation given]
- Certain members of Carol Stream-based band Gyspy Fly have also attended
- Tony Ramos (wrestler) is a burrito wrestler who won the NACHO Championship at 133 lbs in 2014.
- 2009-2010 School Profile
- 2009 School Report Card
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