School Details

Rockford Envrnmntl Science Academy

1800 Ogilby Road, Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 489-5509
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1137 students 18 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

35%
40%
60%
28%
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

34%
39%
59%
29%
37%
59%
55%
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

29%
37%
59%
29%
38%
60%

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

Rockford Envrnmntl Science Academy is a public middle school in Rockford. The principal of Rockford Envrnmntl Science Academy is William Ady. 1,137 students go to Rockford Envrnmntl Science Academy and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 10% of the Rockford Envrnmntl Science Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 76% of the 1,137 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 87% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Rockford Envrnmntl Science Academy is 18:1. Barbour Two-Way Lang Immersion is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 35% 38%
Hispanic 32% 23%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.08% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 74%
Limited English proficiency 10% 12%
Economically disadvantaged 76% 68%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school may have some bad teachers but there are really great ones. love resa alot.

  • (2 years ago)

    How can you state that RESA is a good school....the test results state otherwise!!!!!! How can you state that children are learning when their ISAT scores are well BELOW STATE LEVEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I had a daughter that went there and now a son and they both enjoy the learning there. Teachers are nice and work well with both the special needs and accelerated students.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to RESA from 1999 until 2002 and I had an acceptable experience there. For a middle school it had really good resources (of course this was several years ago and this could have changed by now). The teachers were hit-and-miss but I had some truly great ones there. There were occasional times where I felt the other students posed a threat and were uncontrollable but that's the nature of going to school on the west side of Rockford. I made some great friends there and excelled academically. I graduated from the top of my class in college and I'm now enrolled in a top-25 law school on full scholarship - obviously RESA did not ruin me academically.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love that school it tought my students how to be respectfull

  • (6 years ago)

    RESA was awful 5 bad teachers for every 1 good one I went there 6th to 8th grade and I am now at a private school and the difference is unbelievable if your sending a child to the rockford schools private is the only way to go.

  • (7 years ago)

    RESA was a horrible experience!! The teachers cared nothing about education and focused on harsh discipline. Whenever I had an issue with a teacher It was never handled. When the principle was told the issue was never did anything to solve the issue or have a parent student principal conference! Poor education poor communication pooor school!

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter has been there two years and is doing great. She wears a uniform and has never gotten picked on except by kids at other schools and only made fun of because having to wear them. In 20 years it will not matter what they wore but what they learned. It is a strict school but have no problem with that as they are there to learn and not socialize or play. I think the principle and assistants have a good grip on the discipline issues with what little resources they have and will send my daughter there for a third year. If parents volunteer once for anything lunch after school etc. with 1500 students there they would have the much needed help that government has cut or Rockford has no money for! P.S. I received call within 24 hours and had meeting with teachers in 6th grade no problem!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have had nothing but problems with the school. Staff stated there is not enough staff for the amount of students. The afterschool program is a joke. The children sit in a room with a teacher and recieve little to no guidence. Uniforms should be for all or none. Making the 6th graders wear uniforms made them stick out and get picked on. Getting extra help with accademics was not available. Getting in touch with a teacher was next to impossible. You are notified by mail that your child is in danger of or failing after the fact. I have been requesting a transfer to another school and have been denied 4 times. I refuse to send my child back to the environment at RESA. Watching movies (for fun) 2-3 a day is not what I call an education.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is just the best. Kids are learning discipline everything you need in a good school.

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