Michigan Department of Education’s Scorecard Changes in Measuring Accountabilit

  As part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) was created as a way to measure educational standards within public schools. In Michigan, AYP measured year-to-year student achievement on the MEAP for elementary and middle schools and the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) for high schools. Other […]

Welcome to the 2013-14 school year!

  Michael S. Shibler, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools   The 2012-13 school year was a fantastic year for our students, staff and community. Our students excelled in the classroom, on stage and on the athletic field. Their accomplishments could not have happened without the comprehensive involvement of the RPS staff, parents and community. Thank you! […]

“The N.F.L. Comes to Rockford”

by Blake R. Bowman Principal, Meadow Ridge Elementary   Most people have to wait until September for the return of the N.F.L. For a long eight months of the offseason, fans have to wait for the excitement of crisp autumn Sunday afternoons. The players don’t take those months off. They’re busy honing their skills so […]

Posting Elementary Class Lists

Doug VanderJagt, Ph.D. Freshman Center Principal Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources-elect   This year, Rockford Public Schools will be moving into a new world of communicating with elementary parents. It is our goal to allow parents to have immediate access to class placement information. In the past, parents had to drive to the buildings and […]

U.S.M.C. Graduation

Dan Zang, RHS Principal   One of the many exciting things I get to do each year is to organize the high school graduation ceremony. The ceremony is the culmination of our students’ journey through their K-12 learning experience. I always enjoy the excitement just before the ceremony begins. There is so much energy in […]