Galapagos Rockford Charter School

2605 School St
Rockford, IL 61101
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 359 students in grades Kindergarten-8, Galapagos Rockford Charter School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 359 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • : Bottom 50% in IL
  • : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Galapagos Rockford Charter School's student population of 359 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
359 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
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School Rankings

Galapagos Rockford Charter School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Galapagos Rockford Charter School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IL)
#3067 out of 3426 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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(20-21)
5%
28%
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10%
30%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
Hispanic
22%
27%
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Black
62%
17%
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White
7%
47%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.56
This chart display the diversity score of Galapagos Rockford Charter School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
13%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Galapagos Rockford Charter School's ranking?
Galapagos Rockford Charter School is ranked #3067 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 10% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
How many students attend Galapagos Rockford Charter School?
359 students attend Galapagos Rockford Charter School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
62% of Galapagos Rockford Charter School students are Black, 22% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Two or more races, and 7% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Galapagos Rockford Charter School?
Galapagos Rockford Charter School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Galapagos Rockford Charter School offer ?
Galapagos Rockford Charter School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Galapagos Rockford Charter School part of?
Galapagos Rockford Charter School is part of Rockford SD 205 School District.

School Reviews

5   12/13/2022
I have two kids and 3 grandkids going to Galapagos. Besides the fact that this school is smaller, the teachers are just one of a kind. Communication with parents it''s top-notch, caring for students and making sure they don''t get left behind, the after-school activities and summer programs are excellent. The only con is that they have a high school.
- Posted by Parent - Liliana Simmons
5   3/10/2018
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.
- Posted by Parent - Private

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 359 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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