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For the 2021 school year, there are 51 public schools serving 28,199 students in Rockford, IL. Rockford has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
The top ranked public schools in Rockford, IL are Thurgood Marshall School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School and Wilson Aspire. 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 13% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 18% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Rockford have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rockford, IL Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Thurgood Marshall School Math: 89% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4664 N Rockton Ave
    Rockford, IL 61103
    (815) 490-5400

    Grades: 5-8 | 464 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Thurgood Marshall Elementary School Math: 92% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4704 N Rockton Ave
    Rockford, IL 61103
    (815) 966-3370

    Grades: 1-4 | 401 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Wilson Aspire Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    520 N Pierpont Ave
    Rockford, IL 61101
    (815) 966-3770

    Grades: 7-10 | 25 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Auburn High School Math: 35% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5110 Auburn St
    Rockford, IL 61101
    (815) 966-3300

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,805 student
  • Rank: #55.
    Brookview Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1750 Madron Rd
    Rockford, IL 61107
    (815) 229-2492

    Grades: K-5 | 495 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Spring Creek Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5222 Spring Creek Rd
    Rockford, IL 61114
    (815) 654-4960

    Grades: K-5 | 408 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Clifford P Carlson Elementary School Math: 23% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4015 Pepper Dr
    Rockford, IL 61114
    (815) 654-4955

    Grades: K-5 | 411 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Maud E Johnson Elementary School Math: 17% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3805 Rural St
    Rockford, IL 61107
    (815) 229-2485

    Grades: K-5 | 483 students
  • Rank: #99.
    A C Thompson Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4949 Marion Ave
    Rockford, IL 61108
    (815) 229-2830

    Grades: K-5 | 280 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Arthur Froberg Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4555 20th St
    Rockford, IL 61109
    (815) 874-2464

    Grades: K-5 | 454 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Rockford East High School Math: 15% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2929 Charles St
    Rockford, IL 61108
    (815) 229-2100

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,864 student
  • Rank: #1212.
    Guilford High School Math: 14% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5620 Spring Creek Rd
    Rockford, IL 61114
    (815) 654-4870

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,744 student
  • Rank: #1313.
    Eisenhower Middle School Math: 13% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3525 Spring Creek Rd
    Rockford, IL 61107
    (815) 229-2450

    Grades: 6-8 | 942 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    C Henry Bloom Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2912 Brendenwood Rd
    Rockford, IL 61107
    (815) 229-2170

    Grades: K-5 | 381 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Galapagos Rockford Charter School Charter School
    Math: 16% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2605 School St
    Rockford, IL 61101
    (815) 708-7946

    Grades: K-8 | 304 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Gregory Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4820 Carol Ct
    Rockford, IL 61108
    (815) 229-2176

    Grades: K-5 | 352 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Montessori Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 10% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2021 Hawthorne Dr
    Rockford, IL 61107
    (815) 654-4906

    Grades: PK-8 | 554 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Jefferson High School Math: 10% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4145 Samuelson Rd
    Rockford, IL 61109
    (815) 874-9536

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,680 student
  • Rank: #1919.
    Rolling Green Math: 11% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3615 W Gate Pkwy
    Rockford, IL 61108
    (815) 229-2881

    Grades: PK-5 | 592 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Whitehead Elementary School Math: 11% | Reading: 11%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2325 Ohio Pkwy
    Rockford, IL 61108
    (815) 229-2840

    Grades: K-5 | 580 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    John Nelson Elementary School Math: 8% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    623 15th St
    Rockford, IL 61104
    (815) 229-2190

    Grades: K-5 | 424 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Legacy Academy Of Excellence Charter Charter School
    Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4029 Prairie Rd
    Rockford, IL 61102
    (815) 961-1100

    Grades: K-12 | 321 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Swan Hillman Elementary School Math: 6% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3701 Green Dale Dr
    Rockford, IL 61109
    (815) 229-2835

    Grades: K-5 | 601 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Bernard W Flinn Middle School Math: 6% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2525 Ohio Pkwy
    Rockford, IL 61108
    (815) 229-2800

    Grades: 6-8 | 848 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    West Middle School Math: 4% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1900 N Rockton Ave
    Rockford, IL 61103
    (815) 966-3200

    Grades: 6-8 | 877 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Rockford Envrnmntl Science Academy Magnet School
    Math: 6% | Reading: 11%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1800 Ogilby Rd
    Rockford, IL 61102
    (815) 489-5509

    Grades: 6-8 | 996 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    West View Elementary School Math: 6% | Reading: 9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1720 Halsted Rd
    Rockford, IL 61103
    (815) 654-4945

    Grades: K-5 | 499 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Mcintosh Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    525 N Pierpont Ave
    Rockford, IL 61101
    (815) 966-3275

    Grades: K-5 | 349 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Barbour Two-way Language Immersion Magnet School
    Math: 5% | Reading: 9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1506 Clover Ave
    Rockford, IL 61102
    (815) 966-3395

    Grades: K-8 | 727 students
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Abraham Lincoln Middle School Math: 5% | Reading: 8%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1500 Charles St
    Rockford, IL 61104
    (815) 229-2400

    Grades: 6-8 | 717 students
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    R K Welsh Elementary School Math: 5% | Reading: 8%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2100 Huffman Blvd
    Rockford, IL 61103
    (815) 966-3260

    Grades: K-5 | 479 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Julia Lathrop Elementary School Math: 7% | Reading: 6%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2603 Clover Ave
    Rockford, IL 61102
    (815) 966-3285

    Grades: K-5 | 413 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Conklin Elementary School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3003 Halsted Rd
    Rockford, IL 61101
    (815) 654-4860

    Grades: K-5 | 337 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Riverdahl Elementary School Math: 5% | Reading: 7%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3520 Kishwaukee St
    Rockford, IL 61109
    (815) 229-2870

    Grades: K-5 | 648 students
  • Rank: #35-3935.- 39.
    Beyer Elementary School Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    333 15th Ave
    Rockford, IL 61104
    (815) 966-3390

    Grades: 1-5 | 254 students
  • Show 16 more public schools in Rockford, IL (out of 51 total schools)
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