Top 10 Best Whiteside County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 48 public schools serving 8,529 students in Whiteside County, IL (there are 7 private schools, serving 882 private students). 91% of all K-12 students in Whiteside County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Whiteside County, IL are Bi-county-3-5 Life Skills-merrill Rock Falls, Bi-county Sp Ed-3-5 Life Skills-morrison and Bi-county Sp Ed-life Skill Jr Hgh-morrison. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Whiteside County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 27% (versus the 30% statewide average). Schools in Whiteside County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Whiteside County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Bi-county-3-5 Life Skills-merrill Rock Falls
Special Education School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
815 W Le Fevre Rd
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 625-2372
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Bi-county Sp Ed-3-5 Life Skills-morrison
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
100 Academic Dr
Morrison, IL 61270
(815) 772-2183
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Bi-county Sp Ed-life Skill Jr Hgh-morrison
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
300 Academic Dr
Morrison, IL 61270
(815) 772-7264
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Bi-county-jr High School Life Skills-east Coloma-nelson
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1700 6th Ave
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 626-3300
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #55.
Southside School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 Academic Dr
Morrison, IL 61270
(815) 772-2183
Grades: 3-5
| 193 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Erie Elementary School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
605 6th Ave
Erie, IL 61250
(309) 659-2239
Grades: PK-4
| 251 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Erie Middle School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
500 5th Ave
Erie, IL 61250
(309) 659-2239
Grades: 5-8
| 186 students
Rank: #88.
Erie High School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
435 6th Ave
Erie, IL 61250
(309) 659-2239
Grades: 9-12
| 192 students
Rank: #99.
Fulton Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1301 7th Ave
Fulton, IL 61252
(815) 589-2900
Grades: K-5
| 395 students
Rank: #1010.
Prophetstown Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
301 W 3rd St
Prophetstown, IL 61277
(815) 537-2345
Grades: PK-3
| 220 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Fulton High School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1207 12th St
Fulton, IL 61252
(815) 589-3511
Grades: 9-12
| 291 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Montmorency Ccsd #145
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9415 Hoover Rd
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 625-6616
Grades: K-8
| 236 students
Rank: #1313.
Plt Middle School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
38 Ferry St
Prophetstown, IL 61277
(815) 537-5084
Grades: 6-8
| 185 students
Rank: #1414.
Prophetstown High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
310 W Riverside Dr
Prophetstown, IL 61277
(815) 537-5161
Grades: 9-12
| 212 students
Rank: #1515.
Morrison High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
643 Genesee Ave
Morrison, IL 61270
(815) 772-4071
Grades: 9-12
| 297 students
Rank: #1616.
Rock Falls Middle School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1701 12th Ave
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 626-2626
Grades: 6-8
| 259 students
Rank: #1717.
River Bend Middle School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
415 12th St
Fulton, IL 61252
(815) 589-2611
Grades: 6-8
| 208 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Merrill Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
600 4th Ave
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 625-4634
Grades: 3-5
| 236 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Rock Falls Township High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
101 12th Ave
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 625-3886
Grades: 9-12
| 591 students
Rank: #2020.
Morrison Jr High School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Academic Dr
Morrison, IL 61270
(815) 772-7264
Grades: 6-8
| 242 students
Rank: #2121.
Sterling High School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1608 4th Ave
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 625-6800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,046 students
Rank: #2222.
East Coloma - Nelson Elementary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1602 Dixon Rd
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 625-4400
Grades: PK-8
| 234 students
Rank: #2323.
Regional Center For Change Alop Program
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
500 E 5th St
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 564-2032
Grades: 4-12
| n/a students
Rank: #2424.
Tampico Elementary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Po Box 637
Tampico, IL 61283
(815) 438-2255
Grades: PK-5
| 166 students
Rank: #2525.
Washington Elementary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
815 W Le Fevre Rd
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 625-2372
Grades: 3-5
| 366 students
Rank: #2626.
Lincoln Elementary School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1501 E 6th St
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 625-1449
Grades: 3-5
| 341 students
Rank: #2727.
Challand Middle School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 6th Ave
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 626-3300
Grades: 6-8
| 735 students
Rank: #2828.
Thome Educational School
Special Education School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
500 E 5th St
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 625-1026
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Bi-county Sp Ed-ecse Montmorency
Special Education School
9415 Hoover Rd
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 625-6616
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Bi-county Sp Ed-ecse Prophetstown
Special Education School
301 W 3rd St
Prophetstown, IL 61277
(815) 537-2345
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Bi-county Sp Ed-ecse Tampico
Special Education School
304 E Kimball Rd
Tampico, IL 61283
(815) 438-2255
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Bi-county Sp Ed-hi Elementary School
Special Education School
9413 Hoover Rd
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 625-6616
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Bi-county Sp Ed-hi MiddleSchool
Special Education School
1700 6th Ave
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 626-3300
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Bi-county Sp Ed-k-2 Life Skills-morrison
Special Education School
520 N Genesee St
Morrison, IL 61270
(815) 772-2153
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Bi-county Sp Ed-life Skills High School-morrison
Special Education School
643 Genesee Ave
Morrison, IL 61270
(815) 772-4071
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
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Whiteside County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
511 Third Ave N
Albany, IL 61230
(309) 887-4441
Grades: PK-5
| 115 students
1700 6th Ave
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 626-3300
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1602 Dixon Rd
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 625-4400
Grades: K-8
| 245 students
3505 Prophet Rd
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 625-5280
Grades: PK-8
| 67 students
500 E 5th St
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 625-8733
Grades: K-5
| 189 students
506 West 4th St
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 625-3000
Grades: PK
| n/a students
1608 5th Ave
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 632-0556
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Whiteside County, IL?
How many public schools are located in Whiteside County, IL?
48 public schools are located in Whiteside County, IL.
What percentage of students in Whiteside County, IL go to public school?
91% of all K-12 students in Whiteside County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Whiteside County, IL?
Whiteside County, IL public schools minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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