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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Rockford High School is a highly rated, public school located in Rockford, MI. It has 1,869 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

Rockford High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1200
339 responses
Average ACT
27
308 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$65,957
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$874
National
$949
Median Home Value
$167,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.55 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.55 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 162 responses
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  • Football games
    20%
  • Prom
    19%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Spring Musical
    12%
  • Holiday Collage Concert
    10%
  • Basketball games
    5%
  • Fall Musical
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,869
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.60 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.60 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.60 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,462
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.86 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.86 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.86 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,337/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.100 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.100 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.100 responses
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Rockford High School Reviews

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There are many opportunities and many things to be involved with. We have many different clubs, plays, and sports. You also can easily start a club with a staff member’s help. We are on trimesters which allows you to have a lot more elective classes and take some more classes of your choice! It’s a great school with a great atmosphere. The facilities are nice and up to date. We also have lots of security guards to make sure everyone is always safe and being taken care of. I would definitely recommend it if you want a great education and a safe atmosphere.
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I really liked my experience with Rockford High School. Although it's a big school with about 600 per class, its size is its advantage. It's just big enough where there's a group for everyone, but small enough so that it doesn't feel overwhelming. I would like to see more diversity in Rockford High School in particular, however. The majority of students are white while a minority are Asian. Even rarer are African American students and hardly ever seen are students of other ethnicities. It may be hard to achieve this diversity since the majority of students are from the primarily-white suburb of Rockford, but it would make the school more inviting and accepting.
Some things that I loved about Rockford was the passion that every teacher seemed to have whenever any of them would step foot into the classroom. Even for classes that would have students frustrated in, the teachers did the best of their ability to assist those that needed and wanted to learn more from them by either teaching lessons a different way or by waiting after/before school for students who couldn't come in for the extra help during lunch. Some things that I wish would change is the funding that is towards the athletic program vs the funding towards the music departments. Even though we have a terrific staff for teaching freshmen to seniors at Rockford, the supplies necessary to carry out all of the hard work is left short. Whereas the other sports teams are getting new fields and new equipment, the Rockford High School is in dire need of some new practice rooms with new pianos that aren't falling apart.