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About Frances Willard

Frances Willard Elementary School is located at 2503 9th Street, Rock Island.

Frances Willard houses grades K-6. The school is part of the Leader in Me program based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® by Steven Covey. The Leader in Me produces transformational results such as higher academic achievement, fewer discipline problems, and increased engagement among teachers and parents. Better yet, The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy.

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.
Start: 8:15 a.m.
Dismissal: 3:00 p.m.

Half Day Dismissal: 11:45 a.m.

There are no Early Out Wednesdays at Frances Willard. Dismissal time on Wednesday is 3:00 p.m. 


The Rock Island-Milan School District operates on a modified year-round calendar.  School starts in early August, and students have 2-week breaks in the fall, winter, and spring.


According to the Illinois School Report Card there were 367 students enrolled in 2016.  The average class size was 22. 

Core Academics
Instruction is based on the Common Core State Standards.

Breakfast/Lunch Programs

A hot breakfast and lunch are provided to Frances Willard students at no cost.Students bringing a sack lunch may purchase milk for $.40.

Before or After-Care Programs

Spring Forward Learning Center provides after school learning programs.

Special Features of Building or Grounds

  • 2 full-size softball diamonds
  • Primary and intermediate playground equipment
  • Large greenspace in front of school


Recent and Planned Upgrades

Frances Willard has a complete climate control system for heating and cooling. The parking lot was also recently resurfaced. In 2010, Frances Willard has received new additions and renovations as part of the Building Excellence plan:

  • 2 Classrooms
  • Restrooms
  • Cafeteria
  • Small instruction space
  • Office remodels
  • Storage


Parent Involvement and Opportunities

  • Open House
  • Parent Conferences
  • Winter Program
  • Spring Frolic
  • Volunteers
  • Booster Club


Special School-Sponsored Activities

  • Various PBIS all-school activities
  • Student Council
  • Various Booster Club sponsored events

Conflict Resolution or PBIS (Positive Behavior In Schools)

We develop or select weekly cool tool lessons, provide positive reinforcement, and plan quarterly integrity celebrations to help staff and students work toward PBIS goals.

Safety, Parking, Crossing Guards

There is a regular drop-off routine at Frances Willard. The school also has an adult crossing guard. There is no on-site parking for parents.

Playground Time & Supervision

Playground time is scheduled primarily at lunchtime, which runs from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.