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

“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.

Superintendent: Dr. Reginald Lawrence II
Principal: Mr. Jeff Whitaker 
Assistant Principal: Dan Logan
Assistant Principal: Carmen Woods


  • English 4.0
  • Mathematics 3.0
  • Science 2.0
  • Social Studies 3.0
    ~World Studies 1.0
    ~US History 1.0
    ~Consumer Economics 0.5
    ~US Government 0.5
  • Physical Education 3.0
  • Health Education 0.5
  • Driver Education 0.5
  • Computer Concepts 0.5
  • Music, Art, Foreign Language or Vocational Education 1.0
  • Electives 6.5


For GPA purposes, a 4.0 scale is used. Class Rank is based on a weighted GPA. There are a number of weighted courses that are based on the following scale: (A=5.0, B=4.o, C=3.0 , D=2.0).

A student is allowed a maximum of twenty (20) semester weighted grades that can be used when determining class rank.

Quality Point Courses:
Honors English 11
A.P. English 12
A.P. English Literature & Composition
French IV
German IV
Spanish IV
A.P. American History
A.P. Psychology
A.P. European History
A.P. Federal Government
Honors Pre-Calculus
A.P. Calculus
Statistics / A.P. Statistics
A.P. Computer Science
Honors Chemistry
Honors Physics
A.P. Physics
Biology II
A.P. Biology

COUNSELING STAFF – 309-793-5950
Ms. Jennifer Page-Pierson, A-C
Ms. Julie Churchill, D - I
Mr. Dail Rice, J- MOA
Mr. Thom Sigel, MOB-SHE
Mrs. Kelly Preston, SEI-Z
Ms. Patty Mewes, Registrar

CEEB/ACT Code: 143-725

4 year College 30%
2 Year College 35%
Military 5%
Vocational 5%
Work Force 25%