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Glen Ellyn Lifestyle
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Schools in Glen Ellyn provide safe and constructive environments to promote learning at all age levels, and the results have exceeded standards when compared to Illinois state standards.
In 2007 and 2008, Glen Ellyn School District 41 received the Red Apple Award of Excellence, and in 2008, IL State Report Cards determined that 91.3% of the students in the district met or exceeded state school standards.
In the Glenbard Township High School District, 79.7% of teachers hold a Master’s Degree and a 6% higher rate of graduation when compared to state standards.
Glenbard West High School (9-12), 670 Crescent blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-8600
Glenbard South High School (9-12), 23W200 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-6500
Phillip J Rock Center And School (5-12), 818 Du Page Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 790-2474
Glen Crest Middle School (6-8), 725 Sheehan Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-5220
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School (K-5), 380 Greenfield Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 790-6475
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School (P-5), 350 Bryant Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 790-6480
Churchill Elementary School (P-5), 240 Geneva Road, Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 790-6485
Forest Glen Elementary School (K-5), 561 Elm Street, Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 790-6490
Park View Elementary School (K-5), 250 S Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 858-1600
Arbor View Elementary School (P-5), 22W430 Ironwood Drive, Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-5505
Westfield Elementary School (K-5), 125 Mayfield Lane, Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 858-2770
Hadley Junior High School (6-8), 240 Hawthorne Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 790-6450
St Petronille Catholic Elementary School (K-6), 456 Hillside Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-5041
St James the Apostle School (K-8) 490 S. Park, Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-8060
Meritor Academy (P-3) 2S661 RT 53, Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 942-9231
Montessori Academy of Glen Ellyn, 927 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-4727
If searching for fine dining and an exquisite French Restaurant, a trip to Chicago is not needed. Located in heart of Glen Ellyn, Bistro Monet offers a spectacular menu and wine list for residents looking for a special dinner experience. 462 N. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-4002.
Glen Ellyn restaurants for the pizza and pasta lover include Barone’s Family Restuarant, Marinella Italian Restaurant on Duane street, Giodano’s Famous Stuffed Pizza, or Papa Saverio’s Pizzeria. Residents can enjoy a new kind of pizza or pasta dinner every week and never get bored from the selection in Glen Ellyn.
If looking for good Asian restaurant, Tippi Thai Restaurant is recommended for authentic sit down Thai food and offers delivery after 5pm. 530 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138 (630) 469-9001.
When on the run, Flips Beef and Hot Dogs offers fast food made fresh and custom made for every customer. Most recommended menu item is their Gyro’s and the homemade Italian Beef. Its location near College of DuPage makes it a perfect place between classes for good eats. 340 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 (630) 469-5828.
Shopping in Glen Ellyn features many small boutiques in the downtown area near the Metra station. These small retail shops include Katy’s Boutique, Fuschia, Knickers, and more. Outside central Glen Ellyn, shopping plazas like the Market Plaza Shopping Center and Pickwick Place Shopping Center contain a variety of stores and shopping experiences.
For the nearest shopping mall, residents of Glen Ellyn often take the 15 minute trip to Yorktown Center in neighboring Lombard. Also a 15 minute drive is the Bloomingdale Shopping Center that offers great dining and retail shopping options.
Theater in Glen Ellyn is organized and fulfilled by the Village Theatre Guild. Performances by the Village Theatre Guild are in a historic one room schoolhouse built in 1917 and is open for anyone to join them regardless of theater experience. Another way to experience Theater in Glen Ellyn can be found at Inspirare Theater founded by Laura Lewis-Barr.
The Glen Art Theatre located on Crescent Blvd. was opened in the 1920’s and was used as a film location for the 1986 movie Lucas. Today, the theater features regular showings of movies and is one of many historic landmarks in downtown Glen Ellyn.
Additional movie theaters can be found about 15 minutes from Glen Ellyn in Bloomingdale and Yorktown Shopping Center in Lombard.
Many bars in Glen Ellyn feature local artists for live music entertainment. Curly’s Bar and Grill and Cab’s Wine Bar Bistro are two of the many places live music can be found in Glen Ellyn.