School Details

Montessori Elementary School

4704 North Rockton Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 654-4906
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 290 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

41%
39%
55%
61%
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 Sd 205 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
47%
60%
74%
42%
59%
83%
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 Sd 205 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
47%
59%
61%
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 Sd 205 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
40%
60%
54%
38%
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 Sd 205 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
39%
59%
60%
37%
59%
76%
60%
79%

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 Sd 205 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Montessori Elementary School is a public middle school in Rockford. The principal of Montessori Elementary School is Susan Erickson. 290 children attend Montessori Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 3% of the Montessori Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 57% of the 290 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 61% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Montessori Elementary School is 16:1. Kennedy Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 40% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 30%
Hispanic 12% 23%
Multiracial 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 74%
Limited English proficiency 3% 12%
Economically disadvantaged 57% 68%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    i think this school is excellent and the teachers and the principal are wonderful

  • (8 years ago)

    Montessori is amazing. Never have I felt so welcome to become involved in my children's learning processes. I don't regret my decision to place them at Montessori. I also found it impressive that the principal knows each individual by name. She is wonderful!

  • (8 years ago)

    There is no other equivilant school in district 205 that can compete with the Montessori Magnet School (academically life/social skills art and music and recognizing the individual child). I cannot praise this program enough.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter LOVES to go to school! Her teacher is caring and her classmates are curteous and use manners! When we visited the school at an open house I thought I was in another world-Pre-K and K were in the room working together and not fighting for the same project speaking and not yelling walking and not running learning and not there because they had to be! This is the BEST school as it allows you and your child to build a relationship with the teacher (your child will only have 3 teachers the entire time he/she is there instead of 7 like all the others) and it is one of the only public schools that has a structured Pre-K program. We are honored to have been chosen to participate in such a wonderful program and recommend it Montessori Magnet to all our friends and family!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is the best Rockfrord Public school! I have had students enrolled at this school for 12 years and this has been a very wonderful school. The teachers are very caring and really get to know the students and family. Education and everyday life is taught at its highest. They are all taught to love everyone and that it takes everyone to make up a community like the community they have at this school. The pricipal is very good. All of the teachers and parents are very happy with what she has accomplished at this school.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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