Rockford – District 883

School
District
883
– Rockford
School
Website
http://www.rockford.k12.mn.us/
School
Contact
Paul Durand, Superintendent

763-477-9165

durandp@rockford.k12.mn.us

History:
The original Rockford School District was set up by the Wright county
commissioners on September 6, 1856. The first school house was built
in 1860. In 1875, the Wright and Hennepin county commissioners set
up a joint district call joint district 112. By 1905, the Rockford
School District was a full 12 year school. During the 1960’s, redistricting
occurred that created the boundaries as Rockford is today. The school
district was renumbered to the current Independent School District
# 883Accomplishments:

  • Most
    Outstanding K-12 music program
    among all Minnesota Class
    A schools by the Minnesota Education Association in 1998.
  • 28
    National Merit Scholarship
    commended/semifinalists/finalists
    since 1975.
  • 98-99 Presidential
    Scholar (top 250 nationally)
  • Accredited
    by the Baldridge Model of Continuous Improvement
    sponsored by the Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation
  • Mentorship
    programs for elementary, middle and high school students.
  • Minnesota
    Basic Standard Test score in reading almost doubled in the last
    six years
  • Unique programs
    like Elementary Choir for 4th and 5th students, Digital Literacy, PREP Literary Course, Jobs for Minnesota Graduates
    and Multi-cultural Diversity
  • Multiple
    Honors, Advanced Placement and College in the Schools courses
    offered.
  • Rockford
    High School has 3 fully equipped computer labs.
  • The drama
    department alternate annual performances between an opera or a
    play.
  • Rockford
    HS drama department participate in the State one-act-play competition.
  • Rockford
    High School band and chorus perform 3 annual concerts.
  • 65% of the
    Rockford HS students participate in the band or choir.
  • Rockford
    HS band and chorus travel to various major cities to compete.
  • A Post Secondary
    Options program is available to Rockford students.
  • 6th graders
    participate in a 3-day trip to Deep Portage.
  • $33 million
    bond built a new ES; remodel & update MSs& HSs; build
    community activities center.
  • Elementary
    houses early childhood programs, such as early childhood family
    education & school readin
  • MS is a
    state-of-the-art school with networked computer labs, a multimedia
    center & video produsctionstudio.
  • The Jr./Sr.
    HS offers a comprehensive curriculum with a wide range of learning
    opportunities.
  • The district
    has statewide recognition for its award winning music program.
  • RHS boasts
    a music program that has been recognized as the Minnesota Exemplary
    Music Program for Cla
  • RHS has
    the benefits of a large school program while maintaining a small
    school atmosphere.

 

Title Name Phone
Superintendent
of Schools
Paul Durand 763-477-9165×4002
Athletic Director Dan Pratt 763-477-5846×3011
Director of Special Education Shanna Lecy 763-477-5837
Director of Communication Kathy Ehlers 763-477-9165×4004
Director of Technology John Engel 763-477-9165×4008
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, &Assessment Peter Grimm 763-477-9165×4005
High School Counselor Laura Weisbrich 763-477-5846
Middle School Counselor Molly Wirth 763-477-5831
Elementary School Counselor Melissa Spicer 763-477-5837

 

Facilities:
Elementary
Schools
No.Buildings: 1 No. Students: 729
Middle
Schools
No.Buildings: 1 No. Students: 369
High Schools No.Buildings: 1 No. Students: 505
Open Enrollment Yes
Student
Staff Ratio:
Elementary
Schools
23 to 1
Middle
Schools
26 to 1
High Schools 30 to 1
Expenditures
Per Pupil:
Elementary
Schools
$10,473
Middle
Schools
$10,473
High Schools $10,473
Transportation:
Bus Available: Yes
Hot
Lunch:
Hot Lunch
Available:Breakfast:
YesYes
Grading
Policies
Elementary
Schools
Standards Based
Middle
Schools
Standards Based/Letter
High Schools Letter
Percentage
of Schools Accredited
Elementary
Schools
Middle
Schools
High Schools
Percentage
Staff Degrees:
Bachelors: 100%
Masters:

63%

PhD’s:

1%

Certified
Staff
Elementary
Elem Art: Yes
Elem Phys.
Ed:
Yes
Elem Music: Yes
Elem Media: Yes
Number
of Non-Athletic Extracurricular Activities: 
19
Classes Offered:
 Middle Schools:
 Band:  Yes
Choir:  Yes
High School:
Band: Yes
Choir: Yes
Concert Jazz: Yes
Marching Band: Yes
Spanish: Yes
Adv. Computers: Yes
AP Classes:  Yes
Ratio
Students to Computers:
Elementary
Schools
 1 to 3
Middle
Schools
 1 to 3
High Schools  1 to 3
Learning
Alternatives
Percentage
of Seniors who went to:
Community
College
2 Year  11%
Vocational
or Tech
2 Year  12%
College
or University
4 Year  51%
ACT
Statistics:
Average
ACT Scores
 23
Percentage
of Students taking ACT
 75%
SAT
Statistics:
Average
Math Score
Average
Verbal Score
Percentage
of Students taking SAT
National
Merit Scholars:
Commended  1
Finalist
Programs
for Gifted and Talented:
Yes, for Grades 3-8
Special Education Programs:
Yes
Athletics:
Baseball Boys Ice Hockey N/A
Basketball Boys/Girls Lacrosse Boys/Girls
CC Running Boys/Girls Soccer Boys/Girls
CC Skiing N/A Softball Girls
Competition Cheer Girls Swimming N/A
Dance Team Girls Tennis N/A
Downhill Skiing N/A Track & Field Boys/Girls
Football Boys Volleyball Girls
Golf Boys/Girls Wrestling Boys
Gymnastics Girls
Intramural
Programs:
Baseball N/A Soccer N/A
Basketball N/A Softball N/A
Lacrosse N/A Touch Football N/A
Other: Volleyball:
N/A
Special
Programs worth mentioning: 
Elementary: Piano Program

Middle School: FFA, Exploratory Program

High School: FFA, STRIVE, Link, FEC, ESSENCE, Step Up

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