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Rockford East High School

Public | 9-12 | 1510 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2013

the best school best teachers best people..my freshman year went by like a flash...i miss it so much thoo.. i think i made like a lot of new good friends while going to east..
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2011

I'm not gonna lie. I hated my freshman year but it wasn't because of the school it was mainly because I was very insecure and intisocial. This school was life changing for me. I met some amazing people and my teachers were great, well some. We can't all be perfect. Anyway, truth is, your environment is what you make it. So, if you wanna have "THE BEST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE" then start with yourself. Change your way of thinking, be more open minded and make things happen. If you never speak up, you will never be heard. I was a student at East (Class of 2010) and I can honestly tell you that I enjoyed it very much. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2011

East has been a wonderful experience for my son. He's involved in sports and the student commission and loves his teachers. They all seem to truly care about how he does and when he's not putting forth his full effort, they let him and me know about it! He's made some great friends (students and teachers). I've seen such a positive impact since they went away from choice. My only hope now is that the District doesn't start messing with the honors and sports programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2010

I love East! People might think that it has the worst reputation, but truth is, it's not bad at all. Rockford East is not only a school. With a solid base filled with tradition and spirit, this school is a family. Most teachers that work there, used to go there. Everyone's parents once were students there. People only like to talk bad about it. But honestly, if we actually consider the great aspects of the school, then I know for a fact that people would highlight East as a great school! I love it there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2009

My eldest daughter attended EHS from 9-03 to 6-07, probably the worst 4 years for East both academically and in athletics. She took honors classes, participated in athletics and had a wonderful experience at EHS. The large group of friends she made at East are all out there in the world attending universities and performing very well in there chosen majors. She was well prepared for college. She attended and graduated RVC with honors and was accepted into the college of Education at ISU. She will graduate in 2011 with not 1 but 3 education endorsements! My youngest is a member of the class of 2011 at EHS. Her class is the first enrolled using the new school zones and not 'Controlled Choice'. The atmosphere and energy at East has vastly improved. East is pulling itself out of the deep hole it found itself in during the decade of Controlled choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

East was the worst of 3 high schools I've been to. The education was years behind many schools I'd been to. I found myself re-learning and re-reading ninth grade material as a senior. The majority of the students there WANT to learn, but are brought down by a small fraction of bad eggs who consistently interrupt class causing tons of wasted time. The administration does little to prevent this and instead instead of disciplining/removing problem children from classes, they treat them like victims. I can honestly say I came out of East with the same knowledge I came in with.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2008

I loved East. I've been to 6 different high schools and this is by far my favorite. Every school has its flaws, but I noticed that if I asked for help, I would actually get it here. The teachers were nice, though I can't say that of some of the students, they are not what's important. While I attended East my grades went up and I found it easier to succeed, and actually found myself willing to do my homework.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2007

East probably has the worst rap for all the high schools in the area. Like most things in life we are only in the spot light for the few individuals who tend to be idiots (excuse the inappropriate but true title to give those students) and purposely cause trouble. East is almost never a first choice but more of a last resort. But East really isn't all that bad. You are given almost every opportunity as the other Rockford School District high school and then some. Unlike any other high school in the area we offer Sign language. Maybe the one thing people cannot understand about how we all manage. They do not realize we accept difference with open arms and a willing heart. I am currently a sophmore and I plan to graduate in 2010.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2006

I think that East High School is one of the best. Every different individual makes what they want out of school, if you don't like school then don't waste the taxpayers money and if you really like school then it doesn't matter where you go as long as you put your best effort into it. School is not bad, it's what students make of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2005

East high is not the best school is the world because there are so many people who dont care about school at East. It's all about what you make it. If you exceed you can do realy good at east but if you dont care you will fail.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2005

East has provided a wonderful academic experience for my daughter. She is a junior, in all honors classes, and was named Illinois State Scholar. She has been in Athletics all 3 years, and loves it! People learn if their families make it a priority. Athletics at East and the whole of district 205 would be competitive if we would get rid of that ridiculous 2.0 requirement.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 9, 2005

East is a weird school at that. Most kids are annoyed with the rules but their there for our safety. Over all I like my school but if your an intelectual I wouldn't advise this school!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
29%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE 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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students37%
Female28%
Male49%
Black19%
Asian19%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial25%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Low income31%
Non-low income51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female43%
Male47%
Black33%
Asian23%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial31%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Low income40%
Non-low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female23%
Male51%
Black16%
Asian23%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial31%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Low income30%
Non-low income48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE 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.

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 51%
Hispanic 24% 23%
Black 22% 18%
Asian 4% 4%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Patrick Enright

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
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2929 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: (815) 229-2100

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