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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Rockford School District No. 205 is a public school district located in Rockford, IL. It has 28,585 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 20% in reading.
Address
501 7th St
Rockford, IL 61104
Telephone
(815) 966-3000

Rockford School District No. 205 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
20%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
1150
343 responses
Average ACT
25
451 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
28,585
Free or Reduced Lunch
52.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,655
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$378,780,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,594/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$41,991
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$731
National
$949
Median Home Value
$89,500
National
$184,700

Rockford School District No. 205 Reviews

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The school district made it easy to access grades online, report cards. Very understanding staff with a no bullying tolerance! Allowed diverse food options for students' needs. Staff would make every student feel involved in sports, tournaments, school assemblies. Family time was all the time!
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What I like about my school district and school is that I am given great opportunities to help my community and to get ahead with my education. For example, being apart of the National Honors Society at my high school, we participate in food drives, trunk or treating during Halloween, cleaning up highways, and decorating our town for holidays. Doing these many things around my community is a great way to give back to our fellow members, and to meet many new people. Another example, as a student of the RPS district I am given the option of participating in a Dual-credit system with the community college. I attend the community college and take classes there to make up for my high school diploma and associates degree. By the time I finish high school I will leave with my Associate's degree and High School Diploma.
Rockford Public School District has had a lot of ups and downs over the years, and one thing I hope they can improve upon is the fine arts area. Most schools have little to no arts, and even the Creative And Performing Arts Academies, housed at West Middle School and Auburn High School, could use updated materials, technology, and more teachers in the field they are teaching in who are passionate about their work. The sports teams throughout the district get a lot of the media, and they should, but the clubs and other aspects of high school life should be shared more often.