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2929 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61108

(815) 229-2100
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June 04, 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

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. :)

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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.

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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.

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September 03, 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

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.

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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.

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October 05, 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.

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October 03, 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.

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November 09, 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.

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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

January 09, 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!

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Rockford East High School
2929 Charles Street, Rockford, IL  61108
(815) 229-2100
Last modified Rockford East High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rockford East High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top