Rock Island Academy

930 14th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Rock Island Academy serves 546 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Rock Island Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 7% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Rock Island Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Rock Island Academy's student population of 546 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students546 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Rankings

Rock Island Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Rock Island Academy is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3550 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
12%
26%
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Black
64%
17%
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White
13%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.560.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
44%
27%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRock Island 41 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Rock Island Academy is Thurgood Marshall Learning Center (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ricms (0.6 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rock Island Mlk A R T Program Alternative School
    Grades: Inquire with school
    0.4 miles
    9607 14th St W
    Rock Island, IL 61201
    (309) 793-5980
    0.4 Inquire with school n/a
  • Rock Island Thurgood Marshall Learning Center Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 172 students
    0.5 miles
    600 11th Ave
    Rock Island, IL 61201
    (309) 793-5924
    0.5 7-12 172
  • Rock Island Ricms Math: 18% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 536 students
    0.6 miles
    2101 16th Ave
    Rock Island, IL 61201
    (309) 793-5995
    0.6 PK-6 536
  • Rock Island Rock Island High School Math: 16% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,597 student
    1.1 miles
    1400 25th Ave
    Rock Island, IL 61201
    (309) 793-5950
    1.1 9-12 1,597
  • Rock Island Frances Willard Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 267 students
    1.2 miles
    2503 9th St
    Rock Island, IL 61201
    (309) 793-5940
    1.2 K-6 267

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