Top 10 Best Rockford Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 45 public schools serving 27,766 students in Rockford, IL (there are 26 private schools, serving 5,741 private students). 83% of all K-12 students in Rockford, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Rockford, IL are Thurgood Marshall School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School and Auburn High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Rockford, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 12% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 16% (versus the 31% statewide average). Schools in Rockford have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Rockford, IL Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Thurgood Marshall School
Math: 82% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4664 N Rockton Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 490-5400
Grades: 5-8
| 471 students
Rank: #22.
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4704 N Rockton Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 966-3370
Grades: 1-4
| 363 students
Rank: #33.
Auburn High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5110 Auburn St
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 966-3300
Grades: 9-12
| 2,112 students
Rank: #44.
Brookview Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1750 Madron Rd
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 229-2492
Grades: K-5
| 490 students
Rank: #55.
Guilford High School
Math: 15% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5620 Spring Creek Rd
Rockford, IL 61114
(815) 654-4870
Grades: 9-12
| 2,009 students
Rank: #66.
Spring Creek Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5222 Spring Creek Rd
Rockford, IL 61114
(815) 654-4960
Grades: K-5
| 496 students
Rank: #77.
Haskell Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
515 Maple St
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 966-3355
Grades: K-5
| 252 students
Rank: #88.
Montessori Elementary School
Math: 15% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2021 Hawthorne Dr
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 654-4906
Grades: PK-8
| 601 students
Rank: #99.
Cherry Valley Elementary School
Math: 13% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6754 Armer Dr
Rockford, IL 61109
(815) 332-4938
Grades: K-5
| 631 students
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Arthur Froberg Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4555 20th St
Rockford, IL 61109
(815) 874-2464
Grades: K-5
| 404 students
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Clifford P Carlson Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4015 Pepper Dr
Rockford, IL 61114
(815) 654-4955
Grades: K-5
| 433 students
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Gregory Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4820 Carol Ct
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 229-2176
Grades: K-5
| 459 students
Rank: #1313.
Eisenhower Middle School
Math: 9% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3525 Spring Creek Rd
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 229-2450
Grades: 6-8
| 938 students
Rank: #1414.
C Henry Bloom Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2912 Brendenwood Rd
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 229-2170
Grades: K-5
| 375 students
Rank: #1515.
Maud E Johnson Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3805 Rural St
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 229-2485
Grades: K-5
| 384 students
Rank: #1616.
Jackson Charter School
Charter School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
315 Summit St
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 316-0093
Grades: K-5
| 215 students
Rank: #1717.
Rockford East High School
Math: 7% | Reading: 13%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2929 Charles St
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 229-2100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,729 students
Rank: #1818.
Swan Hillman Elementary School
Math: 8% | Reading: 9%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3701 Green Dale Dr
Rockford, IL 61109
(815) 229-2835
Grades: K-5
| 588 students
Rank: #1919.
Legacy Of Excellence Charter School
Charter School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4029 Prairie Rd
Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 961-1100
Grades: K-12
| 209 students
Rank: #2020.
Galapagos Rockford Charter School
Charter School
Math: 5% | Reading: 11%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2605 School St
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 708-7946
Grades: K-8
| 359 students
Rank: #2121.
Rolling Green
Math: 8% | Reading: 7%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3615 W Gate Pkwy
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 229-2881
Grades: K-5
| 531 students
Rank: #2222.
Bernard W Flinn Middle School
Math: 5% | Reading: 9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2525 Ohio Pkwy
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 229-2800
Grades: 6-8
| 900 students
Rank: #2323.
Roosevelt Center
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
978 Haskell Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 966-3251
Grades: 9-12
| 64 students
Rank: #2424.
R K Welsh Elementary School
Math: 7% | Reading: 7%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2100 Huffman Blvd
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 966-3260
Grades: K-5
| 443 students
Rank: #2525.
West Middle School
Math: 3% | Reading: 11%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 N Rockton Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 966-3200
Grades: 6-8
| 952 students
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
Conklin Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3003 Halsted Rd
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 654-4860
Grades: K-5
| 393 students
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
Constance Lane Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
620 Gregory St
Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 966-3380
Grades: K-5
| 558 students
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
Ellis Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
222 S Central Ave
Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 966-3909
Grades: K-5
| 378 students
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
Julia Lathrop Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2603 Clover Ave
Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 966-3285
Grades: K-5
| 331 students
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
Lewis Lemon Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1993 Mulberry St
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 967-8000
Grades: K-5
| 342 students
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
Mcintosh Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
525 N Pierpont Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 966-3275
Grades: K-5
| 344 students
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
Riverdahl Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3520 Kishwaukee St
Rockford, IL 61109
(815) 229-2870
Grades: K-5
| 555 students
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
West View Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1720 Halsted Rd
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 654-4945
Grades: K-5
| 444 students
Rank: #3434.
Whitehead Elementary School
Math: 4% | Reading: 8%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2325 Ohio Pkwy
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 229-2840
Grades: K-5
| 614 students
Rank: #3535.
Jefferson High School
Math: 3% | Reading: 9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4145 Samuelson Rd
Rockford, IL 61109
(815) 874-9536
Grades: 9-12
| 2,111 students
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Rockford, Illinois Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
4949 Marion Ave
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 229-2830
Grades: K-5
| 280 students
3051 Rotary Rd
Rockford, IL 61109
(815) 966-3036
Grades: 9-12
| 98 students
333 15th Ave
Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 966-3390
Grades: 3-5
| 335 students
4151 Samuelson Rd
Rockford, IL 61109
(815) 921-1651
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
730 Lincoln Park Bld
Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 490-5410
Grades: PK
| 354 students
315 Summit St
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 966-3385
Grades: K-5
| 291 students
623 15th St
Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 229-2190
Grades: K-5
| 382 students
1907 Kishwaukee St
Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 489-7240
Grades: 9-10
| 42 students
2021 Hawthorne Dr
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 229-2430
Grades: 1-5
| 235 students
2128 New Milford School Rd
Rockford, IL 61109
(815) 874-2446
Grades: 3-5
| 222 students
Page Park School (Closed 2013)
Special Education School
5949 Safford Rd
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 720-4764
Grades: 1-12
| 125 students
2729 Kishwaukee St
Rockford, IL 61109
(815) 229-2165
Grades: K-5
| 216 students
520 N Pierpont Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 966-3721
Grades: 6-8
| 364 students
315 La Clede Ave
Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 966-3790
Grades: K-5
| 212 students
3320 Glenwood Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 966-3280
Grades: K-5
| 245 students
1520 Post Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 966-3795
Grades: 1-5
| 292 students
Wilson Aspire (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
520 N Pierpont Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 966-3770
Grades: 3-12
| n/a students
3303 20th St
Rockford, IL 61109
(815) 229-2155
Grades: 5
| 402 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Rockford, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Rockford, IL include Thurgood Marshall School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School and Auburn High School.
How many public schools are located in Rockford, IL?
45 public schools are located in Rockford, IL.
What percentage of students in Rockford, IL go to public school?
83% of all K-12 students in Rockford, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Rockford, IL?
Rockford, IL public schools minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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