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School & Building Information


Denkmann is located at 4101 22nd Avenue, Rock Island.

This elementary school is completely surrounded by single-family residences and neighborhoods. The street is not a main thoroughfare in Rock Island, keeping through traffic at a minimum. The school building was constructed in 1930 and displays an Art Deco design in its architecture. This two-story building sets on beautiful park-like grounds where students have recess.

Denkmann serves students in grades pre-kindergarten to sixth grade and includes a Head Start program. There are 2-3 classrooms per grade level.

Daily Schedule
Start: 8:25 a.m.
Dismissal: 3:00 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal: 11:45 a.m.

Wednesday is early out day and students are dismissed at 2:10 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 State Report Card, there were 411 students at Denkmann Elementary in 2019. The average class size was 27. 

Hot Breakfast/Lunch Programs

Breakfast and lunch are provided to Denkmann students at no cost. Students bringing a sack lunch may purchase milk for $.40.

Recent and Planned Upgrades

In the past five years, Denkmann has repainted the halls and has undergone an exterior tuck point repair. As part of the district’s Building Excellence plan, Denkmann received approximately 4,400 square feet in additions and renovations this past year.

  • Cafeteria
  • Instructional Space
  • Front Entry


Parent Involvement and Opportunities

Denkmann offers a compact for volunteer hours from parents at the school. The most common ways for parents to interact with the school is through the PTA, room volunteers, the School Leadership Team, Special Events, and the School Survey.


Safety, Parking, Crossing Guards

For safety, there is a designated pick up and drop off area at the school. Students may come onto school grounds at 8:10 a.m. (unless they are eating breakfast). At 8:20 a.m., students line up to come into the building and school starts at 8:30 a.m. Denkmann also has both child and adult crossing guards.

Playground Time & Supervision

School-wide recess is only scheduled during the students’ lunchtime. Our primary class usually takes an added recess in the afternoon. The additional recess times vary from class to class. During these times volunteers, aides, teachers, and the principal supervise the children in their play.