Rockford Public Schools provides education, support, and opportunities for each of the 28,500 students in the district. The district offers a wide variety of specialty programs offered at schools ranging from early childhood to high school and adult education.
Schools in the District
Rockford Public Schools is one of the largest public school districts in the Illinois. Rockford Public Schools is also the second-largest employer in Rockford region, with approximately 4,700 employees spread out among 44 schools. These include early childhood learning centers for preschool, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and an adult education program at the Roosevelt Community Education Center. Find out which school zone you're located in or view attendance maps.
Rockford Public Schools provides special programs for students of all ages. Students can enroll in a school with a year-round schedule, like Haskell. Haskell houses the STEAM Academy which integrates science and technology, interpreted through engineering and the arts, all based in mathematical elements.
At the Two-Way Language Immersion program at Barbour, students begin first grade with a 90 percent Spanish curriculum that gradually moves to a 50/50 English and Spanish education to produce fully bilingual students. Our Maria Montessori program provides self-guided learning experiences to students in pre-k through eighth grade. Rockford students may qualify for the Gifted Academy in kindergarten, and eligibility tests are administered every year for new applicants in subsequent grade levels. All Rockford students have access to quality fine arts programs, and our creative and performing arts (CAPA) middle and high schools encourage older students to further explore these areas. These programs give Rockford Public Schools students a chance to thrive in a learning environment tailored to their interests and needs.