Top 10 Best Winnebago County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 91 public schools serving 43,730 students in Winnebago County, IL (there are 30 private schools, serving 6,371 private students). 87% of all K-12 students in Winnebago County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Winnebago County, IL are Thurgood Marshall School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School and Willowbrook Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Winnebago County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 25% (versus the 31% statewide average). Schools in Winnebago County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Winnebago County 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.
Willowbrook Middle School
Math: 57% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6605 Prairie Hill Rd
South Beloit, IL 61080
(815) 389-3957
Grades: 5-8
| 303 students
Rank: #44.
Prairie Hill Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
14714 Willowbrook Rd
South Beloit, IL 61080
(815) 389-3301
Grades: PK-4
| 448 students
Rank: #55.
Summit Rssp
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1102 Evans Ave
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 636-3060
Grades: 6-12
| 0 students
Rank: #66.
Hononegah Chd High School
Math: 46% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
307 Salem St
Rockton, IL 61072
(815) 624-5008
Grades: 9-12
| 1,940 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Durand Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
200 W South St
Durand, IL 61024
(815) 248-2171
Grades: PK-6
| 261 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Shirland C C School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Po Box 99
Shirland, IL 61079
(815) 629-2000
Grades: K-8
| 101 students
Rank: #99.
Stone Creek School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11633 S Gate Rd
Roscoe, IL 61073
(815) 623-2837
Grades: 2-3
| 371 students
Rank: #1010.
Pecatonica Comm Middle School
Math: 40% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Po Box 419
Pecatonica, IL 61063
(815) 239-2612
Grades: 5-8
| 287 students
Rank: #1111.
Stephen Mack Middle School
Math: 40% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11810 Old River Rd
Rockton, IL 61072
(815) 624-2611
Grades: 6-8
| 483 students
Rank: #1212.
Roscoe Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6121 Elevator Rd
Roscoe, IL 61073
(815) 623-2837
Grades: 6-8
| 572 students
Rank: #1313.
Pecatonica High School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Po Box 419
Pecatonica, IL 61063
(815) 239-2611
Grades: 9-12
| 273 students
Rank: #1414.
Whitman Post Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1060 E Union St
Rockton, IL 61072
(815) 624-4006
Grades: 3-5
| 526 students
Rank: #1515.
Pecatonica Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Po Box 419
Pecatonica, IL 61063
(815) 239-2550
Grades: PK-4
| 326 students
Rank: #1616.
Durand High School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 W South St
Durand, IL 61024
(815) 248-2171
Grades: 9-12
| 181 students
Rank: #1717.
Winnebago Middle School
Math: 27% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
407 N Elida St
Winnebago, IL 61088
(815) 335-2364
Grades: 6-8
| 304 students
Rank: #1818.
Kinnikinnick School
Math: 31% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5410 Pine Ln
Roscoe, IL 61073
(815) 623-2837
Grades: 4-5
| 382 students
Rank: #1919.
Olson Park Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1414 Minahan Dr
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 654-4504
Grades: 1-6
| 339 students
Rank: #2020.
Dolan Ctr Maryville Farm Campus
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10104 Farm School Rd
Durand, IL 61024
(815) 599-3975
Grades: K-12
| 0 students
Rank: #2121.
Winnebago High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 E Mcnair Rd
Winnebago, IL 61088
(815) 335-2336
Grades: 9-12
| 416 students
Rank: #2222.
Ralston Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
710 Ralston Rd
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 654-4505
Grades: 1-6
| 285 students
Rank: #2323.
Jean Mcnair Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
304 E Mcnair Rd
Winnebago, IL 61088
(815) 335-1607
Grades: 3-5
| 274 students
Rank: #2424.
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: #2525.
Blackhawk Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
840 Blackhawk Blvd
South Beloit, IL 61080
(815) 389-4001
Grades: 5-6
| 124 students
Rank: #2626.
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: #2727.
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: #2828.
Harlem High School
Math: 18% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
9229 N Alpine Rd
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 654-4511
Grades: 9-12
| 1,967 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Loves Park Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
344 Grand Ave
Loves Park, IL 61111
(815) 654-4501
Grades: 1-6
| 343 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
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: #3131.
South Beloit Jr High School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
840 Blackhawk Blvd
South Beloit, IL 61080
(815) 389-1421
Grades: 7-8
| 165 students
Rank: #3232.
Marquette Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8500 Victory Ln
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 654-4503
Grades: 1-3
| 264 students
Rank: #3333.
Summit Alop
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1102 Evans Ave
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 636-3060
Grades: 6-12
| 0 students
Rank: #3434.
South Beloit Sr High School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
245 Prairie Hill Rd
South Beloit, IL 61080
(815) 389-9004
Grades: 9-12
| 247 students
Rank: #3535.
Machesney Elementary School
Math: 15% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
8615 N 2nd St
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 654-4509
Grades: 4-6
| 369 students
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Winnebago County 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
619 E State St
Cherry Valley, IL 61016
(815) 332-4938
Grades: 3-5
| 148 students
730 Lincoln Park Bld
Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 490-5410
Grades: PK
| 354 students
1102 Evans Ave
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 654-5484
Grades: 9
| 499 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
2970 Tracey St
Seward, IL 61077
(815) 247-8441
Grades: PK-K
| 155 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 Winnebago County, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Winnebago County, IL include Thurgood Marshall School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School and Willowbrook Middle School.
How many public schools are located in Winnebago County, IL?
91 public schools are located in Winnebago County, IL.
What percentage of students in Winnebago County, IL go to public school?
87% of all K-12 students in Winnebago County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Winnebago County, IL?
Winnebago County, IL public schools minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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