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Glenbard West Hilltoppers

Updated on October 18, 2015

Glenbard West Hilltoppers

The current building known as Glenbard West High School opened in 1922 as Glenbard Township High School; the first of the district's high schools.  The school was built in the style of a castle, complete with roof turrets.

My brothers, sister, and I all went to Glenbard West High School.  We graduated in 1985, 1991, 1993, and 2001.  We have a lot of good memories, everything from athletics to clubs to being fans at the games.

This page highlights some of the achievements of Glenbard West.

Don't forget to connect with Glenbard West Alumni on the LinkedIn Group

In 2015, the following Glenbard West class milestones will occur.

10 years - Class of 2005

15 years - Class of 2000

20 years - Class of 1995

25 years - Class of 1990

30 years - Class of 1985

35 years - Class of 1980

40 years - Class of 1975

45 years - Class of 1970

50 years - Class of 1965

55 years - Class of 1960

60 years - Class of 1955

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State Champion Hilltoppers

Glenbard West has won the following State Championships.

1960-61 Boys Cross Country

1983-84 Football

1983-84 Girls Volleyball

1995-96 Boys Gymnastics

2012-13 7A Football

Lucas included shots of Glenbard West - and some Alumni

Scenes from the football game and fans in the stands were filmed at Duchon Field.

Books featuring Glenbard West

Glenbard West has even been mentioned in a couple of books.

  • Say Goodnight, Gracie by Julie Reece Deaver
  • The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson

The History of Glen Ellyn - by Russ Ward and the Glen Ellyn Historical Society

I bought this book for my mom who has lived in Glen Ellyn for the last 30 years. It is a wonderful historical reference and history of Glen Ellyn. This has a picture of the first graduating class of the Glen Ellyn High School, which later became Glenbard West High School.

Glenbard West Songs

Fight Song & Loyalty Song


Oh, it's G-L-E-N-B-A-R-D

Oh, well, it's Glenbard, Glenbard fight again!

And for the school and team we love so well,

We're going to yell and yell and

yell and yell and yell!

And when the teams in green and white appear,

With heads held high we stand and shout

and cheer,

And for the school and team go on to fame

win this game.

Fight, Team Fight!


We will ever loyal be,

We will ever follow thee;

Let thy banners bravely fly,

Glenbard West High, Rah! Rah! Rah!

Faithful to our standards true,

Standing loyally by you,

Green, White, Let's Fight!

Lead us forever...smiling to victory.

When did you Graduate from Glenbard West High School, and who was your favorite teacher?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      but the population of the section of Glen Ellyn that attends Glenbard West is roughly 27,000

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      anonymous 5 years ago