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About This School

Whitehead Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rockford. The principal of Whitehead Elementary School is Scott Lazar. 344 children attend Whitehead Elementary School and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 3% of the Whitehead Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 72% of the 344 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 85% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Whitehead Elementary School is 18:1. Rolling Green is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 41% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 30%
Hispanic 18% 23%
Multiracial 12% %
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 85% 74%
Limited English proficiency 3% 12%
Economically disadvantaged 72% 68%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    My daughter is in her second year at Whitehead Elementary. We have had great experience there. Her teachers have been wonderful and Principle Scott Lazar has done a great job leading the school. This year they even started a FIRST Jr. LEGO league. I will say some of the parents seem selfish and can't follow simple rules like how to pick of your child at dismissal... but I won't blame the school for the parents actions. Overall we've been pleased.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is impossible to get involved at this school the teachers and principal both do not send the information out to parents. Odd for a school district who could use more parental involvement. Even stranger as I have repeatedly asked for it.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter is going into her second year at Whitehead. Her kindergarden year was wonderful. I think that the teachers are hard working and their tactics effective. The school helps the children build character and self esteem as well as independance and motivation. I would recommend Whitehead elementary school to anyone looking for a Great neighborhood school where their children can learn good morals and a good value system.**Proud Parent**

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