Galapagos Rockford Charter School

  • Galapagos Rockford Charter School serves 321 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 13% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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Galapagos Rockford Charter School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • Galapagos Rockford Charter School's student population of 321 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students321 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Galapagos Rockford Charter School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Galapagos Rockford Charter School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#2768 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Galapagos Rockford Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Galapagos Rockford Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Hispanic
24%
26%
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Black
50%
17%
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White
12%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Galapagos Rockford Charter School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
14%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Galapagos Rockford Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.670.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Galapagos Rockford Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Galapagos Rockford Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRockford SD 205 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  
My son just started Galapagos and I really like the school. My son has adhd and I strongly believes that they will meet his needs. The teachers have shown me that they really care about my son education's needs. Miss. Starret, has gone the extra mile for my son in explaining how to do his work. I've never heard such a thing as sentence starters and paragraph starters until he enrolled in this school a few weeks ago. Most teachers wouldn't go that extra mile because they usually say their over worked and they can't explain every single step to a child because they have other students' but that was not Miss. Starret's approach, she helped him and he finished it up. In my opinion, attitude, plays a key role on how kids and teachers perceive each other. We all have different learning styles and teachers have to adjust to each child learning style differently. My son didn't have a report card but I went in to meet with all of his teachers anyway. Especially after looking at some of the positive and negative reviews, I was ecstatic to see and meet some of the instructors. I can honestly say, they are a bunch of focused individuals. I have most of all of my son instructors phone numbers, including the Principal (how rare is that). They seem to have a very good OPEN DOOR POLICY. I must say, they are on top of things over there. I'm a very over protective parent when it comes to my child's need. Especially with his adhd and attention span I have to be over protective. This school has me excited about my son's future in high school. If he is tardy to class they have this kickboard system that I can see everything he has done so it's quite obvious my son won't be getting away with being late to another class. when he comes home I can talk to him about what his positive and negative actions were for that day. With the kickboard he has to tell me, if not, I'll see it anyway on the kickboard. ConsIt'll be nice if they could offer classes like kennedy middle school, 1st, 2nd and 3rd period. It'll make kids feel more responsible to make sure they are not getting to the next class late. Additionally, it would be great if they offered discounts for the school uniform. I purchased almost $150 of spirit wear at my son's prior school and he had almost 20 shirts. Nonetheless, so far so good but I'll post another review once I've established a better rapport.
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