School Details

Marsh Elementary School

2021 Hawthorne Drive, Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 229-2430
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 523 students 18 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

48%
39%
55%
42%
43%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rockford School District 205 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
47%
60%
46%
42%
59%
77%
65%
81%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rockford School District 205 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
47%
59%
41%
43%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rockford School District 205 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Marsh Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rockford. The principal of Marsh Elementary School is Kristine Leider. 523 children attend Marsh Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 35% of the Marsh Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 71% of the 523 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 80% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Marsh Elementary School is 18:1. Holy Family Catholic School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 30%
Hispanic 63% 26%
Multiracial 4% 6%
Asian 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 24% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 78%
Limited English proficiency 35% 10%
Economically disadvantaged 71% 68%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My son always comes home with a smile and is excited and proud about his work.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am in seventh grade and have been to Marsh K-5. All the teachers were wonderful. My kindergarten teacher Mrs. Karen Truax was very comprehensive towards my learning and I am now in the Gifted program at West Middle School.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son in a kindergartener at Marsh and so far I have been very impressed. I have spoken to the principal and several teachers and they are all very encouraging and seem to love their jobs. The only thing I would try to work on is the lunch hour. It is early and (so I hear) the kids are expected to wear their coats while they eat lunch so they can go straight out for recess.

  • (9 years ago)

    Marsh has a wonderful faculty and staff. It's a great school with lots of parent involvement. They have a lot of resources for low students but nothing for advanced students. There are plenty of extracurricular activities.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am so pleased with the parent participation. They really help out and enable the principal and teachers to do their best. Also - this school has the best 2 secretaries in the world. They care they are organized work hard never complain and really care. I feel very lucky.

  • (11 years ago)

    My kids are doing great at this school the teachers really work well with the children.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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