Rockford – District 883

School District

883 – Rockford

School Website

http://www.rockford.k12.mn.us/

School Contact

Michael J. Smith

 

763-477-9165

 

 

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 # 883

Accomplishments:

  • 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

Michael Smith

763-477-9165

Guidance Services

Kim Shurping

763-477-5846

Special Education Services

Ginny Schulke

763-477-9165

Athletic Director

Michael Tauber

763-477-5846

General Information

.Kathy Ehlers

763-477-9165

Gifted and Talented Director

Ave Beaupre

763-477-9165

Computer Education Director

Jamie Madson

763-477-5831

Curriculum

Ave Beaupre

763-477-9165

High School Guidance

Kim Shurping

763-477-5846

High School Special Ed.

Ginny Schulke

763-972-3365

High School Fine Arts

Michael Tauber

763-477-5846

High School Athletics

Michael Tauber

763-477-5846

High School Information

Ryan Jensen

763-477-5846

High School Computer Ed.

Cheryl Maiolo

763-477-5846

 

 

 

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

24

Middle Schools

24

High Schools

30

 

 

Expenditures Per Pupil:

 

Elementary Schools

$6,405

Middle Schools

$6,405

High Schools

$6,405

 

 

Transportation:

 

Bus Available:

Yes

 

 

Hot Lunch:

 

Hot Lunch Available:

Yes

 

 

Kindergarten:

 

All Day

No

Half Day

Yes

 

 

Grading Policies

 

Elementary Schools

Letter / Other Depending on Grade

Middle Schools

Letter

High Schools

Letter

 

 

Percentage of Schools Accredited

 

Elementary Schools

 

Middle Schools

 

High Schools

 

 

 

 

Percentage Staff Degrees:

 

Bachelors:

100%

Masters:

62%

PhD’s:

0%

 

 

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:

 

Elementary School:

 

Band:

Yes

Choir:

Yes

International Baccalaureate:

Yes

Middle School:

 

Band:

Yes

 

 

Choir:

Yes

 

Orchestra:

No 

French:

No 

Spanish:

No 

German:

No 

International Baccalaureate:

Yes

 

 

High School:

 

Band:

Yes 

Choir: 

Yes

Orchestra:

No 

French:

No 

Spanish:

Yes

German:

Yes

Adv. Computers

Yes

Adv. Calculus:

Yes

International Baccalaureate:

No

 

 

 

Ratio Students to Computers:

 

Elementary Schools

5

Middle Schools

 

High Schools

4

Learning Alternatives

 

 

 

Percentage of Seniors who went to:

 

Community College

2 Year

23%

Vocational or Tech

2 Year

N/A

College or University

4 Year

45%

* Combined

 

ACT Statistics:

 

Average ACT Scores

21.1%

Percentage of Students taking ACT

65%

 

 

SAT Statistics:

 

Average Math Score

588

Average Verbal Score

536

Percentage of Students taking SAT

15%

 

 

National Merit Scholars:

0

Commended

0

Finalist

0

 

 

Programs for Gifted and Talented:

Yes

Special Education Programs:

Yes

 

 

Athletics:

Baseball

Boy 

Basketball

Boy/Girl

Football

Boy 

Ice Hockey

Boy/Girl

Downhill Skiing

Boy/Girl

CC Skiing

N/A

Tennis

N/A 

Golf

Boy/Girl

Softball

Girl

Sync Swimming

N/A

Dance

N/A 

Swimming

N/A 

Wrestling

Boy  

Volleyball

Girl

Track

Boy/Girl

CC Running

Boy/Girl

Gymnastics

Girl

Soccer

Boy/Girl

 

 

Broomball

N/A

 

 

Dance Team

N/A

 

 

Badminton

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: