Glenbard North High School

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Glenbard North High School
990 Kuhn Road
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188
United States
Coordinates 41°55′41″N 88°08′35″W / 41.928°N 88.143°W / 41.928; -88.143
School type Public Secondary
Opened 1968
School district Glenbard Township HS Dist. 87
Superintendent Dr. David Larson
Principal Dr. John Mensik
Faculty 187[1]
Grades 9–12
Gender Coed
Enrollment 2,256[1]
Average class size 23.0[2]
Campus type suburban
School colour(s)      Black
     Old Gold
Fight song Fighting Panthers of North
Athletics conference DuPage Valley Conference
Nickname Panthers
Average ACT scores 21.3[1]
Newspaper The North Current
Yearbook Aquilo

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.[3]

The following teams finished in the top 4 of the IHSA State Championship Tournament for their respective sport.[4]

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
Wrestling 2010-11 1981-82; 1983–84;

2000-01; 2004–05

1980-81; 2001–02; 2002–03;

2003-04; 2008–09; 2009–10; 2011–12; 2014-15



  • Woods Club
  • Yearbook

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