Rockford SD 205 School District

501 7th St
Rockford, IL 61104-1242
(District boundaries shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Rockford SD 205 School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 12 public middle schools serving 7,368 students in Rockford SD 205 School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in Illinois.
Public Middle Schools in Rockford SD 205 School District have an average math proficiency score of 12% (versus the Illinois public middle school average of 24%), and reading proficiency score of 16% (versus the 31% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Illinois public middle school average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (IL)
# Schools
45 Schools
1,590 Schools
# Students
27,766 Students
632,761 Students
# Teachers
1,596 Teachers
47,090 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Rockford SD 205 School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 918 school districts in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 65% has increased from 64% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (IL)
#755 out of 926 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Rockford SD 205  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
12%
28%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Rockford SD 205  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
16%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Rockford SD 205  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
(17-18)
65%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Rockford SD 205  School District and public school graduation rate of IL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.74
0.71
# American Indian Students
62 Students
1,516 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1,082 Students
31,115 Students
% Asian Students
4%
5%
# Hispanic Students
8,323 Students
186,318 Students
% Hispanic Students
30%
29%
# Black Students
8,717 Students
137,386 Students
% Black Students
31%
22%
# White Students
7,491 Students
252,625 Students
% White Students
27%
40%
# Hawaiian Students
26 Students
706 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,065 Students
23,065 Students
% of Two or more races Students
8%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,990
18,027
# Students in K Grade:
1,958
27,326
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,026
28,160
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,022
28,498
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,911
28,667
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,884
30,284
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,025
40,414
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,888
111,547
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,011
140,906
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,085
145,715
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,954
9,004
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,966
8,329
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,597
8,055
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,449
7,829
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,366 in this school district is less than the state median of $22,162. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,411 is less than the state median of $21,409. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IL)
Total Revenue
$510 MM
$41,381 MM
This chart display total revenue of Rockford SD 205  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$483 MM
$39,976 MM
This chart display total spending of Rockford SD 205  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,366
$22,162
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Rockford SD 205  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,411
$21,409
This chart display average spending per public school student in Rockford SD 205  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Rockford SD 205 School District Public Middle 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.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
Abraham Lincoln Middle School
(Math: 3% | Reading: 7%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 Charles St
Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 229-2400
Grades: 6-8
| 683 students
Rank: #99.
Barbour Two-way Lang Immersion
(Math: 3% | Reading: 5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1506 Clover Ave
Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 490-4100
Grades: K-8
| 686 students
Rank: #1010.
Rockford Envrnmntl Science Academy
(Math: ≤1% | Reading: 7%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 Ogilby Rd
Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 489-5509
Grades: 6-8
| 1,106 students
Rank: #1111.
Kennedy Middle School
(Math: 3% | Reading: 2%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
520 N Pierpont Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 654-4880
Grades: 6-8
| 463 students
Rank: n/an/a
Winnebago Co Detention Center
Alternative School
5350 Northrock Dr
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 516-2980
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 45 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 27,766 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • : 65% (Btm 50% in IL)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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