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Rolling Green

Public | PK-5 | 617 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2014

I love this school. My children have done very well here. The teachers are wonderful. They engage with the parents and help the children when they need extra attention. They staff really cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

I you have to choose public school this one is great!! I had 3 children go through this school and have been blessed with wonderful teachers. The principal Mr.Held from my experience isnt very quick to handle concerns when they arise but the teachers are great my children loved everyone of them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2007

This is a very good school I attended it and it's the best school in rockford... in my opinion.The teachers are great and nice they have excellent teaching methods.Any child would be lucky to attend this school because it's sucha nice place and they make learning fun and the teahcers are so nice, you can't find beter teachers in the district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2005

Rolling Green is a very good school 3 out 6 of my grandchildren attend this school. The teachers keep up with homework and in-class work. My grandchildren are very happy and excited to go to school and that is a plus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2005

Ok, Jamie here again (I posted the other post). Kindergarten was great! But first grade, we started homeschooling after a month! I tell ya, in Rockford, homeschooling is the ony choice. All the schools are horrible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2004

My son went to Rolling green for Kindergarten and first grade. Academically he did fine, and I really have no complaints. But, he was teased a lot and every time I brought it to someones attention they never really did anything. There really is not a lot of follow through on Mr. Helds part. The teachers are great, but the secretary's are rude. School lunch is terrible. There are pro's and cons to every school especially in Rockford, we have terrible public schools! There are only 2 real choices homeschool or private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students45%
Female34%
Male55%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Low income40%
Not low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female60%
Male65%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income55%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female52%
Male49%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income41%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female46%
Male49%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Low income39%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income57%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Low income48%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female64%
Male56%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Low income52%
Not low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 51%
Hispanic 23% 24%
Black 17% 18%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Kenneth Held

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3615 West Gate Parkway
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: (815) 229-2881

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