Hard to believe, but schools open here in Glenview, Illinois in just over a month. Getting my son ready for 7th grade is on my mind, and I thought I would share with you what I know about kids in the Glen and their schools.
Before I get into the numbers, I should tell you that the public schools attended by children in the Glen are considered top notch. Westbrook and Glen Grove are the elementary schools, Attea is the middle school (located in the Glen), and Glenbrook South is the high school. This is what pointed my husband and me to the Glen a decade ago. Here is some evidence: In the recent national debating championships in Atlanta, the two finalist high schools (from all across the country) were Glenbrook South and Glenbrook North (about one mile away.)
OK, the numbers, according to the annual census of the Glen 2012:
- There are 4,068 residents in the Glen who do not live in senior housing; and 1420 are children (35%).
- 1,158 are enrolled in school. 262 children are not yet of school age.
- 948 are in public schools (81.9% of school age children)
- 210 are in non-public schools (18.1%). Glen students in non-public schools attend one of 27 schools, most of these are enrolled in 3 Catholic schools: OLPH (Our Lady of Perpetual Help), Loyola Academy, and Saint Catherine.
By neighborhood (except for Regency which was too new for the census), here are the numbers homes followed by the numbers of Glen children:
Southgate, 299 homes, 405 children
Chapel Crossing, 167 homes, 307 children
Landings, 143 homes, 269 children
Cambridge, 244 homes, 223 children
Navy housing, 112 homes, 108 children
Tower Crossing, 154 homes, 73 children
Patriot Commons, 68 homes, 24 children
Aloft apartments, 181 homes, 11 children
Glenshore, 31 homes, 0 children
The Glen is a special place for adults and children alike. If you would like more information about the Glen, please contact me at 847-401-3325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Margaret Ludemann, resident of the Glen and Coldwell Banker Realtor