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School Information

1400 25th Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 793-5950 Fax: (309) 793-5966

Principal: Mr. Jeff Whitaker
Assistant Principal: Mr. Dan Logan
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Katie Hartzler
Athletic Director: Mike Emendorfer

“Rocky”, as it is known, is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges and the Illinois State Board of Education. Approximately, 1600 students are enrolled in grades 9 through 12. “Rocky” is a comprehensive high school with a college preparatory curriculum, including honors and Advanced Placement courses, as well as a vocational curriculum. Advanced Placement tests, administered in conjunction with College Board, are offered each spring.

 Special Features of Building and Grounds:

  • 1,500-seat capacity auditorium
  • 15,000-seat capacity football stadium
  • 6,000-seat capacity field house for athletics
  • A one million dollar fitness center for athletes and physical education classes


Academic Requirements & Course Catalog >> 

Rock Island High School Priorities: Access + Accountability + Achievement + Active Supervision = Students Who Are College and Career Ready!
By 2020:
• All students will have Access to relevant and rigorous instruction.
• All students and teachers will be held Accountable for fully engaging in relevant and rigorous instruction.
• All students will Achieve expected course outcomes in all subject areas as defined by our Curriculum Maps.
• All faculty and staff will Actively Supervise students to help facilitate a caring learning environment.


The Rock Island-Milan School District operates on a modified year-round calendar.  School starts in early August, and students have 2-week breaks in the fall, winter, and spring.


1,594 students (as reported in the Illinois State Report Card 2018-2019).

Hot Breakfast/Lunch Programs

Rock Island High School offers both hot breakfasts and hot lunches to students at no cost.