Welcome to Hononegah Community High School

Hononegah strives to create a safe and inspiring atmosphere where students become thoughtful scholars, responsible citizens, and effective leaders through quality educational experiences that promote reflective critical thinking, civic engagement, and personal development.
WCHD Media Statement - November 20, 2020

The Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) supports the decision made by the RPS205 Administration and their School Board to take an “adaptive pause” and provide remote-only instruction based on their local conditions.

WCHD has provided considerations for Superintendents and School Boards to consider when making their decision regarding the method of instruction and supports the autonomy and authority of the schools to make independent decisions based on their local COVID-19 metrics, operations including staffing, and the contact tracing capability of the school with the Health Department. On a call today with School Superintendents and their School Board Presidents hosted by the Regional Office of Education, the considerations were reviewed and discussed. At this time, no recommendations have been made by the Winnebago County Health Department to return to remote learning.

Thank you,
Winnebago County- Joint Information Center, PIO- Cynthia Hall

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December 16, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.
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About Us

Hononegah Community High School is a public high school in Rockton, Illinois, located between Rockford and the southern border of Wisconsin.  The district serves students from the towns of Rockton, Roscoe, Shirland, and parts of South Beloit. The district strives to provide an academically challenging and well-rounded educational experience for student success in college and careers.

The high school opened its doors in 1923, and is named after Ho–no–ne–gah, the Native American wife of Stephen Mack, Jr., who is generally credited for founding the town of Rockton. Hononegah High School was built in 1922, and dedicated in February 1923. Additions to the building have taken place in the 1950s, 1971 (metal gym complex), 1981 classroom addition, 1996 (Performing Arts Center and classrooms) and 2003 (new entrance, locker rooms, guidance and social studies as well as the information system's academy).


Kinnikinnick School District 131

Phone: 1-815-623-2837
Fax: 1-815-623-9285
Prairie Hill School District 133

Phone: 1-815-389-3957
Fax: 1-815-389-6107
Rockton School District 140

Phone: 1-815-624-7143
Fax: 1-815-624-4640
Shirland School District 134

Phone: 1-815-629-2000
Fax: 1-815-629-2100