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* Offers Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) special program
** Offers Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) & Gifted Academy special programs
*** Offers Adult Education program

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Welsh Families

At Welsh Elementary School, we put students first. Our vision is to provide a first-class public education for Rockford families.

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Meet the Principal

Blake Hand

Mr. Hand has worked in RPS 205 for 10 years and became the principal at Welsh Elementary in 2018. Being a strong advocate for continuous improvement, he is constantly using his catch phrase “Getting Better All the Time” when referring to the positive work by students and staff.
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District

By The Numbers

27,737

Students Enrolled

70

Spoken Languages

2,200

Early Childhood Students

5

Special Programs

14

College and Career Academy Pathways

323

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