No two kids are alike. And neither are their educational needs.
That’s why Sterling/Rock Falls schools work so hard to create a learning environment where a wide range of children can be successful.

Our schools offer:

  • Curriculum at a variety of levels—ranging from special education to gifted programs
  • Excellent fine arts resources
  • Top-notch technology and support that prepare students for the realities of the 21st century
  • An array of sports and extracurricular activities

Our community is home to both public and parochial schools, from pre-school through high school. And because our area has a number of flourishing neighborhood schools, many of our students attend schools that are in walking distance of their homes—just like you might have!


Area Public School Districts:

Community Unit School District 5
410 East LeFevre
Sterling, IL 61081

Rock Falls Elementary District 13
602 Fourth Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071-1229

Rock Falls High School 301
101 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL   61071

Whiteside County Regional Office of Education
1001 West 23rd Street
Sterling, IL 61081


Private Schools:

Christ Lutheran School
2000 18th Avenue
Sterling, IL  61081

Newman Central Catholic High School
1101 St. Marys Road
Sterling, IL  61081

St. Andrew Catholic Elementary (PreK-8th Grade)
701 Eleventh Avenue
Rock Falls, IL  61071

St. Mary’s Catholic School & Community Middle School
Six West Sixth Street
Sterling, IL  61081

Sterling Christian School
5505 Anne Street
PO Box 40
Galt, IL  61037







Get to know us today and we think you'll see
why Sterling/Rock Falls is just where you belong.

1200 Sixth Avenue
PO Box 1200
Columbus, GA 31902-1200
Phone (706) 327-1566 or
(800) 360-8552
Fax (706) 327-7512
[email protected]