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The Rockton community believes effective schools are the result of the collaborative efforts of teachers, parents and community members designing and implementing a vision to help all of our students reach their full potential. Our staff and parents show us time and again that they are committed to providing an educational environment for our students that is welcoming, nurturing and stimulating. More importantly, it is an environment worthy of our fine community that is also devoted to developing our most precious commodity - our children. Rockton School District #140 covers 50 square miles and has an enrollment of 1,567 at three schools: Stephen Mack Middle School, Whitman Post Elementary School and Rockton Grade School.

Students from Rockton, Roscoe, Shirland and Prairie Hill School Districts attend Hononegah Community High School (HHS) #207, where outstanding academic quality is a tradition. Students’ cumulative American College Testing (ACT) scores consistently rank among the top percentiles in the nation. The HHS academic program is anchored in the basics with an emphasis on advanced placement courses for college-bound students and vocational training for those entering the workplace immediately after graduation.

Most students take part in one or more of the school’s many extracurricular programs.

The Talcott Free Library, located on Main Street in Rockton, opens the door to knowledge for patrons of all ages. As part of the Northern Illinois Library System, Talcott has access to the collections of many other libraries in the region. The library’s own collection holds more than 67,000 books, 2,000 videos, 600 CDs and subscriptions to over 400 periodicals. Available services include children’s computer learning centers, Internet access and word processing. Members can also log onto talcottfreelibrary.com and access the entire Northern Illinois Library System to search for titles, place holds, renew items and utilize online databases free of charge. Photocopying and fax services are also available for nominal fees.

The Performing Arts Center (PAC) became a reality for Rockton thanks to the efforts of Hononegah Community High School, Hononegah Performing Arts Council and area communities. The PAC features concerts by many talented musical groups, including the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. Residents also enjoy dance performances and plays presented by the high school drama club and visiting tour groups.

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