Glenbard South High School

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23W200 Butterfield Road
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
United States
Coordinates 41°49′56″N 88°04′12″W / 41.8322°N 88.0699°W / 41.8322; -88.0699Coordinates: 41°49′56″N 88°04′12″W / 41.8322°N 88.0699°W / 41.8322; -88.0699
School type public, secondary
Opened 1972
School district Glenbard Twp. HS 87
NCES District ID 1716830
Superintendent David Larson
NCES School ID 171683001990
Principal Sandra Coughlin
Grades 9-12
Gender coed
Enrollment 1211[1] (2016)
Student to teacher ratio 15.29:1
Campus size 43 acres (0.17 km2)
Campus type suburban
Color(s)      red
     royal blue
Athletics conference Metro Suburban Conference
Mascot Arty ArtyTheRaider.jpg
Nickname Raiders
Publication Southwinds
Newspaper The Independent
Yearbook Dorian

Glenbard South High School, or GSHS or GBS is a public four-year high school located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. It is part of Glenbard Township High School District 87, and is the smallest of the four Glenbard Township High Schools. It serves students within the boundary of Community Consolidated School District 89.[6]


Glenbard South was the fourth of the Glenbard high schools built. It opened in 1972.[7] The capacity of the building is 1500, but with additions, could actually house 2500 students.


In 2010, Glenbard South had an average composite ACT score of 23.4, and graduated 97.1% of its senior class.[8] Glenbard South has made Adequate Yearly Progress on the Prairie State Achievements Examination, a state test part of the No Child Left Behind Act.[9]

The staff is approximately 112 teachers, of whom 91.5% hold an advanced degree.[10]


Glenbard South was a charter member of the Western Sun Conference, but when that conference dissolved in 2010, GSHS became an independent school. Glenbard South joined the Metro Suburban Conference for the 2011-12 school year.[4]

The boys' cross-country team won the Class AA Illinois state championship in 2001-02.[11]

2012 and 2013 Girls' Softball Teams won state.[11]


The Math Team took first place in the state of Illinois among schools with 1,000 to 1,999 students in 2006.[12]

The Mock Trial team won the state and came in 8th nationally in 1996.

The Glenbard South Symphonic Band won the 2007 Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival in the Class AA Division. The previous time the Band won was in 1992.

In 2010, the Glenbard South Chess Team finished high enough at the IHSA State Chess Tournament to win the Illinois Chess Coaches Association's State Championship in the 3A division.[13]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ "Glenbard South High School". Statistical Abstract. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). October 2009. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Administrative Staff Directory". Glenbard South High School. November 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Glenbard South High School". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 15 August 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Activities". directory. Glenbard South High School. November 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "About Glenbard - School Profiles." Glenbard District 87. Retrieved on June 20, 2017.
  7. ^ "About Glenbard - School Profiles". Glenbard Township High Schools District 87. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
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  9. ^ Illinois School Report Card Archived 22 March 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Glenbard South Profile
  11. ^ a b "Glen Ellyn (Glenbard South) Season Summaries". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 3 August 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Glenbard South math team takes first in state competition" (PDF). Glenbard Township High School District 87. 24 April 2006. 
  13. ^ Administrator (17 July 2009). "ICCA Class 3A Standings at IHSA Tournament". Illinois Chess Coaches Association Blog. Illinois Chess Coaches Association. Retrieved 16 June 2010. [dead link]
  14. ^ a b c d Akouris, Tina (20 October 2009). "Glenbard South". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 22 October 2009. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  15. ^ "Greg Bloedorn Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards -". Archived from the original on 23 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  16. ^ a b "Famous Alumni". directory. Glenbard Township High School District 87. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  17. ^ Garron, Barry (August 18, 2011). "Former Glenbard South Student Co-Stars in New Comedy Show on Fox". Glen Ellyn Patch. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 

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