Rock Island

Rock Island Ideal may be an over used word but it well describes Rock Island’s location and transportation assets. Located in the southwest “corner” of the Quad Cities area in western Illinois on the Mississippi River, 165 miles west of Chicago and midway between Minneapolis and St. Louis, the city provides easy access to other major Midwestern towns.

The perfect location is one of the main reasons why so many trucking and distribution companies have chosen Rock Island as the city to call home. The Mississippi and Rock Rivers converge at the City of Rock Island. Rock Island’s strategic location makes it accessible via land, air and water. The 30-mile corridor of the Mississippi running through the Quad Cities is called the “River Way.” In the last decade, efforts have been underway to redevelop the river’s edge in the River Way region following guidelines of the Quad City Waterfront Master Plan.

Businesses, developers, artists, conservationists, and citizens are working together to help preserve the natural resource of the Mississippi River and enhance the riverfront as a vibrant center of tourism and commerce.

Rock Island’s greatest asset is its residents. With a population of about 40,000, Rock Island has a rich, diverse population of many different ethnic backgrounds. Rock Island is truly a city for people of all races, backgrounds, and talents.

The citizens of Rock Island are doers. If there is a problem, a citizen or civic group is likely to be working to find solutions. Residents of Rock Island get involved in their community. More than 300 volunteers serve on city boards, commissions, task forces and committees that deal with everything from beautification to community pride.

The City of Rock Island, in appreciation for all the countless volunteer hours that its citizens put in each year, sponsors a Citizen of the Year contest to recognize those who have made a significant contribution toward making Rock Island a great place to live. Although there is no way to thank all the people who make our community great, the Citizen of the Year award program is at least a small way for Rock Island to say “thank you” to those who have given so much.


School Address Phone Grade
Audubon Elementary School 2601 18th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 793-5925 Elementary Schools
Denkmann Elementary School 4101 22nd Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 793-5922 Elementary Schools
Eugene Field School 2900 31st Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 793-5935 Elementary Schools
Frances Willard Elementary 2503 9th St, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 793-5940 Elementary Schools
Grant Elementary School 600 11th St, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 793-5942 Elementary Schools
Hanson Elementary School 4000 9th St, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 793-5930 Elementary Schools
Hawthorne Irving Elem School 930 14th St, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 793-5944 Elementary Schools
Lincoln Elementary School 2100 6th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 793-5970 Elementary Schools
Longfellow School 4198 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 793-5975 Elementary Schools
Ridgewood Elementary School 9607 14th St W, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 793-5980 Elementary Schools
Edison Junior High School 4141 9th St, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 793-5920 Middle Schools
Washington Junior High School 3300 18th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 793-5915 Middle Schools