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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Rockford Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Rockford, MI. It has 7,867 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
About Rockford Public Schools...
Address
350 North Main St
Rockford, MI 49341
Telephone
(616) 863-6557

Rockford Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1200
321 responses
Average ACT
27
308 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,867
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,462
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$80,959,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,337/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    29%
  • Other
    3%

Rockford Public Schools Reviews

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As a student in the Rockford Public School district, I am happy to say that I have had an incredible experience. Perfect? No, but nothing really is perfect. I have always felt safe and cared for by both the staff and students of the district, and Rockford Public schools provides countless opportunities for each of its students in academics, sports, arts, and clubs. The Rockford Public School district strives for excellence, and its goals for each individual's achievement and the support provided lead Rockford students down paths toward greatness.
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The faculty, sports, and all around learning structure is 5 stars for Rockford Public Schools. The biggest flaw of not only Rockford Public Schools, but the community as a whole is the "status" or "ego" of the community. Going to and living in Rockford without having a upper-middle class home with parents that didn't have an extra car or a vacation planned to Mexico for spring break was more than difficult. I was told from other students that it didn't make sense how I "looked the part" and was pretty but I didn't have any money. When I turned 16 I asked what kind of vehicle I was getting, when in fact I would be riding the bus until I graduated. The expectation of class and money within the Rockford community, even throughout the school system is appalling.
When it comes to Rockford, you have to look for the small things. Like most schools it does have it pros and cons, but I found the schools positives out weigh the negatives. I was able to find the academic support I needed with the help of some amazing staff, and I was presented with some amazing opportunities. In the world of athletics, Rockford is the school where you want to be, there are numerous teams that have been extremely successful. However the size of the school or the number of students can make it difficult for an individual to thrive and succeed and students tend to be lost in the crowd. The special education system is definitely lacking, I know students who were pulled out of the program and transferred to other school districts or went to home schooling. To put it simply Rockford is the place for the cookie cutter student, who can push through and find the positives in the small things and strive in different situations.