It’s not just Elmhurst, IL that can boast of a great high school.

The folks in Glenbard Township High School District 87 can brag about their high schools as well.  Not only is it the third largest high school district in Illinois, it also encompasses 45 square miles within DuPage County, a suburban area 30 miles west of Chicago. The communities of Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, and Lombard lie within the district's boundaries, along with portions of Bloomingdale, Hanover Park, Addison, Downers Grove, Wheaton, and unincorporated areas. 

All four Glenbard high schools have been listed among the top public high schools in Illinois by the annual Washington Post National High School ChallengeIt’s the second year in a row that the Glenbard schools have made the list.

This is an especially notable award as schools that make the list represent just nine percent of all schools in the country, a very elite group.

Rankings are based on the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given each year divided by the number of seniors who graduate that same year. To earn recognition, a school must earn at least a ratio of 1.000 - which means having as many graduates as there were tests taken.

Here’s how Glenbard ranked against other Illinois schools:

  • Glenbard West – 5th 
  • Glenbard South – 27th
  • Glenbard North – 49th
  • Glenbard East – 52nd

Holding students to a higher standard such as college-bound and AP-level courses requires hard work by everyone. It was the consensus of the schools’ administrators that these awards are a testament to the involvement and efforts of the students, staff, and parents of each school.

It’s simply more proof that kids living in Elmhurst and the surrounding areas are getting a great education that will help them attain future success. Just another feather to add to our very large cap!

Great schools, strong values, and wonderful people: just a few of the many great reasons to live in our area. If you’re looking to buy or sell Elmhurst real estate or properties in the surrounding area, contact the Gracik Makinney Group, or call (630) 567-5902.