Rock Falls High School

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Rock Falls High School
101 12th Ave
Rock Falls, Illinois 61070
United States
Coordinates 41°46′46″N 89°42′19″W / 41.77933°N 89.70527°W / 41.77933; -89.70527Coordinates: 41°46′46″N 89°42′19″W / 41.77933°N 89.70527°W / 41.77933; -89.70527
Type Public
Motto First Class
Locale District #301
Superintendent Ron McCord
Principal Mike Berentes
Faculty 88
Grades 9-12
Number of students 627 (2014-15)[1]
School color(s) Green & Black          
Mascot Rocket
Campus Rural

Rock Falls Township High School, better known simply as Rock Falls High School, is a four-year public high school located in Rock Falls, Illinois. Three area middle schools feed into it: Rock Falls Middle School, Montmorency School, East Coloma-Nelson School.


Rock Falls is located 110 miles west of Chicago, 60 miles southwest of Rockford, and 50 miles northeast of the Quad Cities. Rock Falls has a population of approximately 9,000; Sterling, its sister city, has a population of roughly 15,000. [2]

School stats[edit]

Student Makeup
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 78% of students enrolled at Rock Falls High School are white, 18% Hispanic, and <3% are Asian, Black, or Native American.[3]

According to, as of 2007 Rock Falls High School had a budget of $9,846 per student. 75% of the budget went towards staff and administration, and 25% went to student needs and other/miscellaneous use.

Test scores
In 2009, Rock Falls' graduates earned an average composite score of 19 on the ACT. This number has decreased from 20 in 2005. On the PSAE, 54% of students met standards in Reading, 43% in science, and 49% in math. State averages were over 50% in all subjects.


Rock Falls' athletic teams are known as the "Rockets" or "Lady Rockets" and the freshman football team is technically the "Meteors" but is still referred to as the "Rockets." From 1942 until 2011, Rock Falls competed in the North Central Illinois Conference. When that conference - the oldest high school athletic conference in Illinois - dissolved in 2011, Rock Falls joined the Big Northern Conference, where they are a member of the West Division.

In 2008, the Rock Falls High School Contest Play and Group Interpretation teams won the NCIC match, and many of the actors received all conference awards.

Marching Band Color Guard National Honor Society
Pep Band Scholastic Bowl
Jazz Band Cross Country Softball
Concert Band Dance Team Spring Play
Baseball Fall Play Thespian Society
Basketball Football Track
Cheerleading Golf Volleyball
Choir Wrestling


  1. ^ "Rock Falls Township High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ "United States Census Bureau". Retrieved 2016-03-24. 
  3. ^ "NCES data". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2016-03-24. 

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