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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Rockford East High School is a public school located in Rockford, IL. It has 1,995 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
Address
2929 Charles St
Rockford, IL 61108
Telephone
(815) 229-2100
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Rockford East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
1090
63 responses
Average ACT
22
70 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

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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

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
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  • Football
    20%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Powderpuff
    16%
  • Basketball
    10%
  • Musical
    6%
  • Paint the Dam
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,995
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,119
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.4%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,594/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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I am currently a junior and I love this school especially its diversity. However, the disciplinary policy at the school is not enforced as much as it should be. They don't prepare students for college enough. The teachers are nice (most of them) some of them mostly math teachers don't really care about students grades, they teach way too quick for students to comprehend to their full extent.
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Teachers really care about their students and the sports programs are great! The student body really comes together and supports each other.
East High School is a very dark and brooding place, almost like a prison. The security guards don't treat the students there, but I suppose they protect them well enough. I did enjoy my time here though, four years to be exact. The teachers were nice but strict. The food was pretty good but the cleanliness wasn't up to par. Plenty of sports to offer and tons of clubs. As far as readiness for college, East could have done better. The administration isn't always fair and they often result to suspension often whether it is in school or out of school. They aren't very good at listening and the counselors don't seem to put in enough work with the graduating seniors. All in all it was an okay school.