Walker Elementary School (Closed 2018)

1520 Post Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Walker Elementary School served 292 students in grades 1-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 6-9% (which was lower than the Illinois state average of 31%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 10-14% (which was lower than the Illinois state average of 36%) for the 2015-16 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 was lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades 1-5
Total Students292 students
This chart display total students of Walker Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Walker Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Walker Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(15-16)
6-9%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Walker Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(15-16)
10-14%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Walker Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Walker Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian (15-16)
n/a
n/a
Asian (15-16)
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Walker Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic (15-16)
11%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Walker Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black (15-16)
53%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Walker Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White (15-16)
24%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Walker Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hawaiian (15-16)
n/a
n/a
Two or more races (15-16)
12%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Walker Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Diversity Score
n/a0.68
This chart display the diversity score of Walker Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Walker Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Walker Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRockford 205 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Walker Elementary School is Roosevelt Center (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is West Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is R K Welsh Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rockford R K Welsh Elementary School Math: 5% | Reading: 8%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 479 students
    0.8 miles
    2100 Huffman Blvd
    Rockford, IL 61103
    (815) 966-3260
    0.8 K-5 479
  • Rockford Roosevelt Center Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 438 students
    0.8 miles
    978 Haskell Ave
    Rockford, IL 61103
    (815) 966-3265
    0.8 9-12 438
  • Rockford Haskell Elementary School Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 278 students
    1.0 miles
    515 Maple St
    Rockford, IL 61103
    (815) 966-3355
    1 K-5 278
  • Rockford West Middle School Math: 4% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 877 students
    1.1 miles
    1900 N Rockton Ave
    Rockford, IL 61103
    (815) 966-3200
    1.1 6-8 877
  • Rockford C Henry Bloom Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 381 students
    1.5 miles
    2912 Brendenwood Rd
    Rockford, IL 61107
    (815) 229-2170
    1.5 K-5 381
Recent Articles
While students are enjoying time off this summer, school district officials across the country are grappling with the issues associated with Common Core Standards, as well as plenty of opposition from parents and teachers.
As more schools return to in-person learning, teachers and parents find themselves dealing with the trauma and stress created by the pandemic.
After more than a year of remote learning, schools are finally returning to in-person instruction but how has the pandemic changed the face of public education and what will it look like moving forward?