Class of 2026 Placement
Northbrook Junior High and Glenbrook North High School educators work together to thoughtfully discuss every 8th-grade student for placement in their freshman year courses. Our mutual goal is for each student to be treated as an individual. GBN courses are rigorous, and students should feel challenged but not overwhelmed.
From year to year, we see variances in course placements, which reflect the particular strengths and characteristics of each class. We are thankful for our partnership with the high school and the extent to which they continue to prepare our students for success.
We have received the preliminary data on the placement of our current 8th-grade class in the following academic subject areas: English, Social Studies, Science, World Language, and Math. The initial placements for these subjects remain both proportional to our class size at GBN and in line with historical trends for regular core courses, with reasonable variances for the particular graduating class. Honors courses show appropriately higher variances given the nature of smaller groups.
We are proud of everything this year’s 8th-grade students have learned and accomplished thus far and look forward to their continued growth and development in high school.