Welcome to our school

"Helping Students Achieve Their Dreams", Galesburg High School is a four-year high school with an enrollment just over 1,300 serving the the students of District 205. GHS offers a diverse curriculum, taught on the block schedule, inlcuding both honors classes and vocational classes offered by an area vocational center headquartered in the building. GHS also offers its students many opportunities to participate in activities, ranging from athletics and music to drama and Scholastic Bowl.


Construction Update:

Work continues on GHS campus

demoFollow the progress on Galesburg High School's new stadium and multi-purpose building with a live video feed. Work on the campus improvements is scheduled to be completed in August of 2014. Simply click onto "Under Construction" logo and see it live!

Time Lapse Movie

Term Two Honor Roll released

Congratulations to the students who made the Galesburg High School Term Two Honor Roll. Click on the this lik to view the Honor Roll.

Parents, teachers & students urged to take Illinois 5Essentials Survey

  Parents & guardians are invited and encouraged to participate in a survey to help guide the programming and services we provide to students, parents, and the community.The 5Essentials Survey is open until March 13, 2015. This is your opportunity to give feedback on how your school is doing. We urge everyone to participate in this short survey to help improve Illinois’ schools for our children.

                               5Essentials Survey

   To learn more about the 5Essentials Survey, when the results will be available, and how schools will use this information to drive improvement, please visit The Illinois 5Essentials Survey website.

Social Studies helps students become active citizens

    The GHS Social Studies Department is focused on helping our students become prepared for active roles as citizens, and to help them be prepared for college. The following are a few of the points of emphasis in our curriculum:

    Citizenship- As freshmen, all students are taking U.S. Government. The U.S. Government course is teaching the basics of the U.S. Constitution, and our Federal system of government. But an emphasis in this course is to develop “active citizenship.” In one of the courses, the instructor has students in groups develop a candidate and a campaign strategy. The students then present their campaign to one of the U.S. History classes. The older students then vote on the candidates.

    Community Service- A major activity in our U.S. Government classes is where the students develop a community service plan. Each student is expected to develop a plan for helping either in the school or in the community. This project has not only helped them learn the value of service to others, but also has increased their knowledge of our community.

    Cultural Diversity- As sophomores, students take a course in the general field of “global studies.” This might include Early World History, Modern World History, or World Cultures. These courses along with our Diversity Studies course, are designed to help students better understand and appreciate cultural diversity in the United State and in the world.

     Presentation Skills- As we help prepare students for college, we feel it is important to help the students develop discussion and presentation skills. In American Studies, students are asked to regularly give presentations to the rest of the class. In Economics, each student is expected to give a ten minute speech. In Psychology and Sociology, students are expected to learn to work in cooperative, small groups.

     Local History- A focus of our junior U.S. History course is to include studies of Galesburg history. The course has included a walk from the Gale House through downtown Galesburg to Hope Cemetery. Dr. Owen Muelder has given social studies students a presentation on the Underground RR in Galesburg. There are lessons studying Carl Sandburg. When studying WWII, the students read letters from former GHS faculty member, William Allen, who died in WWII. We would like to think our U.S. History course is providing students with a local perspective on U.S. History.

     Current Events- Throughout our curriculum, we try to bring in events of the day. We use current events to help explain concepts we are covering in our courses, for example when our Psychology students were talking about concepts of Social Psychology, we talked about the events of Ferguson Missouri. And our U.S. Government course was able to use this real event to try to explain concepts of the justice system.

     College Prep- Often Social Studies is not viewed a “college prep” area. We feel helping our students have a better knowledge of the world and current issues, will help students as they explore major concepts on the college level. We also feel work we are doing helping students with reading skills will benefit students in college. In particular, our Law course has a major focus in helping students develop effective reading strategies.

    We feel we are not only teaching social studies but also giving our students skill set to help them function effectively in the college classroom, and within our society.

Illinois Senate school funding bill #16 discussed

    How does Illinois Senate Bill 16 address school funding? Superintendent Bart Arthur explains the merits of the bill in a letter to parents.

Check out the Galesburg C.U.S.D. #205  Chromebook agreement

    Here is a copy of the Galesburg Community School District #205 Chromebook agreement.

Learn how District 205 is living the mission statement...


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Free ACT tutoring offered Jan. 12th

The tutoring will take place at Seymour Library on Knox College's campus and is completely free! Here is the link to sign up for tutoring: http://aipef.org/make-an-appointment-3/



2014-15 activity calendars going on sale

The GHS Student Council will be selling their 2014-15 activities calendars for $5.00 beginning on August 11th - the date of Freshmen Orientation.

GHS Activites List

Yearbook (Reflector)
Budget (Newspaper)
Student Council
Artte Clubbe
National Honor Society
AFS/Rotary Interact
Skills USA - V.I.C.A.
Scholastic Bowl
French Club
German Club
Spanish Club
Key Club
Math Club
Stage Call
Color Guard
Speech Team
Project Graduation
Tomorrow’s Teachers


 Student Art exhibits January 13-16

Erica Parrigin

Exhibit Site:  Civic Art Center

Address:  114 East Main Street 

Mary Bandle    

Exhibit Site: Galesburg City Hall 

Address:  55 W. Tompkins St.

 Alyssa Calhoun  

Exhibit Site:  First Christian Church

Address:  301 N. Broad St.

 Jerome Mc Intosh

Exhibit Site: Great Clips

Address: 503 Knox Square Drive Ste. 101

Destiny Plowman   

Exhibit Site: Trio Upward Bound / SS Office

Address:  1150 W. Carl Sandburg Dr.

 Brooke VanHootegem

Exhibit Site: District 205 Board Office

Address:  932 Harrison St.

 Logan Mathews    

Exhibit Site: Harvest Church of God

Address:  205 N. State Street, East Galesburg, IL  61430

 Megan Anderson    

Exhibit Site: GHS Library 

Address:  1135 W. Fremont St.

 Erin Mc Dorman    

Exhibit Site: GHS Library 

Address:  1135 W. Fremont St.

Ethan Podwojski    

Exhibit Site: GHS Library 

Address:  1135 W. Fremont St.

 Jacob Ettinger    

Exhibit Site: GHS Library 

Address:  1135 W. Fremont St.

 Holden Rutledge    

Exhibit Site: GHS ~ Front Area of School

Address:  1135 W. Fremont St. 



Visit GHS' athletic website

demoThe home for up-to-the-date information on Silver Streaks athletics has moved to Athletics 2000. The website will be directly integrated with the Athletic Department's scheduling program.

Useful Links

C.U.S.D. # 205 Knox County R.O.E. Galesburg Area Vocational Center
Knox College Carl Sandburg College Knox County YMCA
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Galesburg Register-Mail I.H.S.A.
I.E.S.A. Illinois Association of School Boards GHS North High School
Master Facilities Plan Partners Galesburg Athletic Booster Club Galesburg FFA
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Home of the Silver Streaks

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