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Glenbard South High School

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School type  public, secondary
NCES District ID  1716830
NCES School ID  171683001990
Phone  +1 630-469-6500
Mascots  Arty, 125px
Opened  1972
Superintendent  David Larson
Principal  Sandra Coughlin
Colors  White, Royal blue, Red
Glenbard South High School

Address  23W200 Butterfield Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, USA
District  Glenbard Township High School District 87
Similar  Glenbard West High School, Glenbard North, Glenbard East High School, Glenbard Township HIGH Sch, Wheaton North High School

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.


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Glenbard South was the fourth of the Glenbard high schools built. It opened in 1972. 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. Glenbard South has made Adequate Yearly Progress on the Prairie State Achievements Examination, a state test part of the No Child Left Behind Act.

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


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.

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

2012 and 2013 Girls' Softball Teams won state.


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

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.

Notable alumni

  • Greg Bloedorn, (1991) is a former NFL long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks
  • Tim Costo, (1987) is a former Major League Baseball player (1992–93), playing his entire career for the Cincinnati Reds
  • James Curd, is a co-founder of the alternative rock/indie rock band Greenskeepers
  • Jason Karnuth, (1994) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Ryan McPartlin, (1993) is an actor primarily known for his work on television (Captain Awesome on Chuck)
  • Lamorne Morris, (2001) co-stars with Zooey Deschanel on the sitcom, New Girl
  • Eboo Patel, is a member of the Obama Administration's Faith Advisory Council and founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core
  • Qasim Rashid, author of "The Wrong Kind of Muslim"
  • Mark Rose, (2001) was front man & songwriter of alternative rock band Spitalfield
  • Nikos Tselios, (1997) is a former NHL defenseman for the Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02)
  • References

    Glenbard South High School Wikipedia