Galesburg High School

1135 West Fremont St, Galesburg, IL 61401 | (309) 343-4146
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,431
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2 out of 5 | 9 Reviews
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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1135 W Fremont St, Galesburg, IL 61401
  • Principal or Admin: Thomas R Chiles
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
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Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,431
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 82.8
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 17.3
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 672 (47.0%)
  • Females: 612 (42.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 147 (10.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 601 (42.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 748 (52.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Galesburg High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian70.5%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Galesburg High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade42930.0%
10th Grade35724.9%
11th Grade37025.9%
12th Grade27519.2%
Attendance, Graduation, and Dropout Rates (2010)
Attendance Rate
Graduation Rate
Dropout Rate
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 2

2 out of 5 | 9 Reviews
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9 reviews for Galesburg High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on March 29, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am a former student of alumni 2005. Our school year was the first for them to introduce the "No Cheering" Policy. They did not hand out contracts for us to sign, but they still tried to use the "no cheer" policy.
    Shame on the 2007 graduate that posted here who said we do not know.
    I specifically do know from the inside as well as the outside and I think it is a total catastrophe. This school has always been no good, and will always be no good. I would rather my children be home schooled than to go to this institution.
    Discrimination, racism, and profiling is all that comes out of this school. The only thing I feel bad for are the students and teachers that worked there. Most of the teachers were the best a child could ever have but when "the man" comes in to play they abuse their powers and become tyrants.
    I got no pity, no guidance, or no help from the principal that WAS there my senior year, staff members, and assistant principals. They treated myself and the other "lower" or "middle" class families as if they were roaches.
    I hate that school.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on March 16, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am a former student and graduate of 2007. Over the past seven years before my own graduation, I sat in the balcony and later passed out dimplomas to graduates after the ceremony. Attending these previous ceremonies gives me an excellent knowledge of the behaviors the administration was trying to prevent. Each year, parents and family members of certain students would bring air horns to makes noise when the graduate walked across our stage. In the beginning, it was merely disruptive. But as the behavior increased, the consequences did as well. For example, one parent sitting near the noise suffered lasting damage to her hearing. The administration was not in the wrong by taking the course of action they did. Graduates in 2007 were disruptive after signing a contracts and being warned. They suffered for their own actions, as the rest of the class and the school suffered for the embarassment they brought upon us.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on July 17, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am a graduate of the class of 2007. For those who look from the outside in on the diploma situation and pass judgment, shame goes to you! We had everything thoroughly explained to us, signed a contract between our parents and ourselves, and had an insert in the program explaining what was appropriate or inappropriate as well as the consequences. That contract had to be signed in order for the students to get tickets or even attend the ceremony. So for anyone to say what was done was unfair to those graduates who didn't receive their diplomas right away is completely unjust. Who it was unfair to is the graduates, such as myself, whose family had enough of an IQ to follow the rules. I graduated with honors and in the top 5% so to have so much dishonor thrown on my graduation is something I will never forgive those graduates for. Do not pass judgment on a situation you know nothing of. Those who know it best are those graduates of the class of 2007 who lived it and will we carry it with us for the rest of our lives. No matter where we go everyone will have heard some version of the story and I for one will set them straight every time!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 07, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Way to go! You really make me ashamed to be a resident of Illinois with your stupid rule. You should apologize to those students whose diplomas were withheld from them because their friends? family cheered for them. Shame on YOU!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 05, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I live in Oklahoma and am utterly stunned that your school administration is so immature and self-righteous as to deny diplomas to students who were cheered for accomplishing something worthwhile and laudable. Do you really think that public opinion will side with administration on this issue? As a public relations profession, may i suggest that you give these students their diplomas and YOU issue an apology to THEM - immediately. Next year at graduation, why don't you hand out duct tape so that every single person in the crowd can tape their mouths shut and then the administrators can have the type of graduation ceremony THEY want - certainly let's not have a ceremony to celebrate the STUDENTS! You really do have seriously misguided sense of the purpose of a graduation ceremony and a horrible sense of your purpose.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 05, 2007
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • What kind of example are you setting for these kids? The students and their families are the ones who deserve an apology for your ignorance.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 05, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I just saw the CNN article where you decided not to award a diploma to a student. Please, let me understand if I read this right. on the proudest day for any parent, you denied a student's diploma for cheering? in this day when we have enough problems getting our kids to read, you want to deny this accomplishment to an honors student. You suck.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on June 02, 2007
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Congratulations on making national news with that stupid policy. Way to make those students feel good about themselves!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on June 01, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • "Ill. students lose diplomas over cheers" By JAN DENNIS, Associated Press Writer Fri Jun 1, 2:57 PM ET For shame! Has the American school system lost its' collective mind? Denied diplomas over a cheer? and all because some "stick-in-mud" academic didn't think it was "proper". Who do you think you are to ruin the happiest first day of the rest of their lives?
    Absolute improper use of authority.
    I do hope you choke on ALL of the diplomas you stole; contract or not. Small towns have a great need of cheers and a vision of a better future and all this school has shown them is that the person in power always crushes the "little" guy. It's people like those in charge of this school that exemplify dictator.

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