The mission of the Rockford Public Schools is to provide a safe teaching and learning environment which will ensure, with the support of the students, parents and community, that all students, upon graduation, will have the academic and social skills to be successful, lifelong learners in a global society.
The Rockford Public Schools District is located ten miles northeast of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Board of Education and staff are committed to providing a world-class education for all students. Our exemplary educational system is a result of the collaborative efforts of parents, students, school, and community. Together, we are providing opportunities for students to reach their full potential by providing a well-rounded educational experience.
All schools are Blue Ribbon Exemplary Schools and are fully accredited through AdvancED
The district strategic planning process, which has been in place since 1989, gathers input from community, staff and students, to define the direction and priorities of our schools
100% of our teaching staff are highly qualified
High school students graduate with a guaranteed diploma and a National Career Readiness Certificate
98% graduation rate, with students earning a total of $750,000 to $1 million on average annually in college scholarships
Rigorous and relevant curriculum with added support provided through our special services and gifted and talented program
Rockford High School is rated in the top 250 high schools in the U.S. by Newsweek Magazine
Recognized as an Advanced Placement Achievement District by The College Board
Students can earn college credit at Rockford High School through the district’s concurrent enrollment partnership with Ferris State University and Grand Valley State University
Outstanding world language opportunities, including Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, French, German and Spanish at the high school level and Spanish Immersion starting at the kindergarten level
State, nationally and world recognized fine arts, Odyssey of the Mind and telecommunications programs
Highly successful co-curricular and athletic programs, with 34 varsity teams earning over 55 state athletic championships and a wide variety of club offerings
Outstanding parent support and community involvement
We also invite you to contact the Superintendent’s Office at 616.863.6557 if you have any questions or would like additional information.