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Galena High School Overview

1206 Franklin St, Galena, IL 61036 , Tel: +1 (815) 777-0917 Galena Community Unit School District 120
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    Type: Public High School
    Grades: 9-12
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Galena High School Ratings & Reviews

February 26, 2013 Submitted by a parent
I have been pleased in almost every aspect of the education my grandaughter is recieving at GHS. However, I have found that too much emphasis is placed on athletics and virtually none on its music and dramatics. The sad fact is that the staff member responsible for student scheduling not only discourages these classes and activities, but does not hide their obvious scorn towards those kids who wish to join. It also is apparent that some of the GHS staff are unsupportive of the various choirs and deem them unneccessary. If your child has an interest in any of these activities, I strongly advise that a parent or guardian attend every scheduling meeting with them. There is also a problem with bullying. It is mainly verbal. If an accomplished athlete or child of a prominant citizen is the culprit, chances are that nothing will be done about it. Even with these two complaints, the benefits my grandaughter recieves outweigh the bad and I wouldn't want her in any other school.
December 03, 2010 Submitted by a parent
I have had two kids go through the Galena School District. It was a wonderful educational experience for both.
December 03, 2010 Submitted by a parent
Galena High School has 13 Illinois State Scholars this year! I continue to be impressed by this school, and my children have had a top notch education here. Two have gone on to earn their Bachelor and master degrees, and agree that GHS was instrumental in their success at college.
March 08, 2010 Submitted by a parent
With only 30% of students prepared for a 4 year college, a high teen pregnancy rate and a lack of new technology training this is not a great school. If you have to live in Galena and have high school age students, think private school.
January 03, 2008 Submitted by a parent
I am very impressed by staff at the school, as well as the students.
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Galena City, IL Education Statistics

  • No High School9%
  • Some High School41%
  • Some College22%
  • Associate Degree4%
  • Bachelor Degree18%
  • Graduate Degree7%

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