About Our School

Glenbrook is the largest elementary school in the Pulaski Community School District and is located in the heart of the Village of Pulaski. Glenbrook Elementary serves students who reside in Pulaski and the surrounding rural areas in the townships of Angelica, Chase, and Maple Grove.

The school's motto is Love, Laughter, and Learning, which is the foundation of our learning community. Enthusiastic and dedicated teachers help with shared-decision making in the school, while also serving on various committees such as PBIS, curriculum, technology, and guiding coalition teams. 

Quick Facts

  • School time: 7:40-2:40
  • Grades: 4K-5
  • Staff Members: 102
  • Student Enrollment: Approximately 540
  • After School Program

Glenbrook Fact Sheet

School History

Glenbrook was constructed in the early 1900s as a grade school that eventually turned into Pulaski High School. It was converted back into a grade school in the 1970s. Since then, the building has seen many additions and transformations.

During the 1990s, the District saw an increase in students. In 1998, the District passed a referendum to build a new high school allowing the development of the Pulaski Community Middle School. Because of this, all of the elementary schools, including Glenbrook, became a K-5 school.

School Highlights

  • There is an After School Program
  • Student to teacher ratio of 18:1 or better in K-3 classrooms
  • Scheduled intervention blocks (Target Time) for additional reading support
  • Digital Learning Specialists (LMS) incorporate technology and have turned the library into a hub with soft seating, mobile labs, and a fun learning environment
  • Home to numberous Golden Apple teachers of distinction
  • Annual Artist in Residence project supported by a strong PTO
  • PBIS model for positive behavior support (Tier I and Tier II)
  • Two gymnasiums
  • School Report Card consistently EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS
  • Home to the ID Program for students with disabilities
  • LSTs to provide both social and academic plans for students

School Programs

  • Numerous clubs, such as Student Council, morning choir, AAA, and safety patrol
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • School-based boy and girl scout troops
  • Pulaski High School students and community members take an hour out of their day every week to have lunch and to participate in an activity with a Glenbrook student
  • Title One reading, including a Title One teacher
  • PEAK (gifted and talented)
  • PBIS
  • Annual Knowledge Bowl
  • Battle of the Books
  • Community sponsored athletic groups, such as soccer, basketball, flag football, baseball, dance, and wrestling

School Curriculum

  • Strong academic focus on reading, writing, math, and social studies
  • Common Core Standards
  • Early World Language grades K-5
  • Everyday Math, Einstein Science Kits, and Daily 5
  • Specialists in music, art, physical education, guidance, learning support, and library
  • Differentiated instruction: flexible groups, guided reading groups, and learning centers
  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • FastBridge assessments in math and reading multiple times a year to focus on student growth
  • Common formative assessments to focus on student growth

School Technology

  • SMART boards in every grade level classroom
  • iPads for all K-5 students
  • Online parent communication via Skyward Student and Seesaw platforms