Rockford school information

Average Test Scores23%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:118:116:1
Total public schools553,93879,221
Total private schools341,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools63067,963
The Rockford, IL educational system consists of 55 public schools, 34 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Rockford public schools have average test scores of 23% which is 28% lower than than the Illinois average and 54% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Rockford public schools is 20:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.9% have completed high school, 21.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Rockford are 54% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 55 public schools in Rockford.
  • 78.3% of people in Rockford have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.9% of people in Rockford have completed high school.
  • 21.6% of people in Rockford have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Rockford

Completed 8th grade78.3%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school76.9%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college53.4%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.9%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.6%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters8.6%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Rockford (high school & post-secondary)

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Roscoe, IL10,66649%1%
Byron, IL3,64745%8%
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Rockton, IL7,59643%13%
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Rockford, IL149,59723%54%

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Sunnyvale, CA149,59656%13%
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Source: The Rockford, IL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.