About District 225 > Overview/Facts

Historical Timeline

 

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Northfield Township approves the formation of high school district 225

 

 

1952

Groundbreaking for Glenbrook North High School

 

 

1953

Glenbrook North opens its doors to 652 Northbrook students

 

 

1955

Chicago's O'Hare Field opening starts housing development boom

 

 

 

Construction begins on first additions to the school

 

 

1959

Voters approve land purchase for Glenbrook South High School

 

 

 

Allstate Insurance Company moves its headquarters to Northbrook

 

 

1961

Enrollment exceeds 2,000

 

 

1962

Groundbreaking for Glenbrook South High School

 

 

1971

Teachers strike delays opening of school

 

 

1974

Glenbrook wins state titles in baseball and football, national title in debate

 

 

1975

Glenbrook Evening High School is established as an alternative program

 

 

1976

Northbrook Court shopping center opens

 

 

1978

Glenbrook girl's swimming team wins state title

 

 

 

District sells it's third school site to the Northbrook Park District

 

 

1979

Glenbrook North Sheely Center for Performing Arts dedicated

 

 

1981

Glenbrook boy's tennis team wins state title

 

 

1982

First state title for Glenbrook North debate team

 

 

1983

Glenbrook boy's soccer team wins state title

 

 

1984

Glenbrook North and South receive national "Excellence in Education" award

 

   from the U.S. Department of Education

 

 

1985

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is filmed at Glenbrook North

 

 

1988

Techny annexed to the Village of Northbrook

 

 

1990

Glenbrook North and South dedicate new field houses

 

 

1991

Dr. Jean McGrew named Illinois Superintendent of the Year

 

 

1993

Glenbrook boy's volleyball team wins state title

 

 

1995

Glenview Naval Air Station closes and The Glen development project begins

 

 

1997

President Bill Clinton visits the Glenbrook High Schools in honor of the District's 

 

   success in the First in the World Consortium

 

 

1999

Glenbrook boy's tennis team wins state title

 

 

 

Dr. Craig Schilling is awarded the Association of School Business Officials 

 

   International Eagle Award for professional service

 

 

2000

Board of Education authorizes major expansion projects for both schools

 

 

 

Glenbrook North named Top Debate School in the Last 1/2 of the 20th Century

 

 

2001

Glenbrook debate team wins 3rd straight national title

 

 

2002

Glenbrook North Aquatic Center dedicated

 

 

 

District receives "AAA" bond rating

 

 

2003

50th anniversary of Glenbrook North

 

 

2004

Glenbrook wins the "triple crown" in debate

 

 

2005

Glenbrook High Schools named to the Illinois Honor Roll for sustained high

 

   performance on state assessments

 

 

 

Glenbrook North becomes the only class AA high school in Illinois to win the 

 

   State championship in each of the big 3 sports: football, basketball and baseball

 

 

2005

District is awarded the Illinois Association of School Business Officials Lighthouse 

 

   Award and the Association of School Business Officials International Pinnacle of

 

   Achievement Award for the "Shape Your Life" Health Promotion Program

 

 

2006

Voters approve building bond referendum for expansion/renovation projects

 

 

2007

Construction begins at both Glenbrook North and South

 

 

 

District's tax base tops $6 billion

 

 

2008

Glenbrook North named a Blue Ribbon High School by the U.S. Department 

 

   of Education

 

 

 

Glenbrook South awarded the Grammy Signature School Award:  2008 Top

 

   Public High School for Music Excellence

 

 

2009

Construction is completed at Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South

 

 

 

District enters into a Lease to Purchase Agreement of the 3801 W. Lake Ave Building 

 

   for relocation of the District Administration Center and Off-Campus Program

 

 

 

The Class of 2009 at both Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South achieve the highest  

 

   average composite ACT scores in each school's history

 

 

2010

Renovation of the 1835 Landwehr Road building, which formerly housed the District’s 

   central offices, began shortly after the close of the 2010 fiscal year.  The renovated site 

   will serve as a permanent location for the District’s Off Campus and Evening High 

   School alternative education programs. 

 

 

 

District students earned national and state recognition, with 16 National Merit semifinalists 

   and 32 students commended, and a combined total of 308 students named Illinois State 

   Scholars.

 

 

 

GBN student newspaper, Torch, was awarded 1st Place with Special Merit by the 

   American Scholastic Press Association.   GBS Etruscan Yearbook and Oracle student 

   newspaper were each State Blue Ribbon Award winners.

 

 

2011

The District's central administration offices relocated to the 3801 W. Lake Avenue 

   Building.

 

 

 

The District's Off Campus and Evening High School alternative educational programs 

   relocated to the renovated 1835 Landwehr Road Building for the start of second 

   semester.

 

 

 

Both GBN and GBS students earned their highest average ACT composite scores in the history of District 225. The District's average ACT composite score for the graduating 

   class of 2011 was 25.4

 

 

2012

GBS celebrates its 50th anniversary.