Rochester Public Schools (RPS) is continuing to develop their full strategic plan between September 1, 2021, and April 1, 2022. This full strategic plan will guide the work of the District for three school years, from 2022 through 2025. Today, RPS is launching an application to participate in an action planning group.
To better serve our families, Technology Helpdesk for families and students called Remote Distance Learning Technical Support, has returned for the 2021-22 school year.
Rochester Public Schools' Safe and Open Schools Plan was designed through extensive expert advice and input from diverse members of the Rochester Public Schools community.
On Tuesday, August 17, the School Board Policy 808 was updated to establish policy for face coverings for the 2021-22 school year.
Our mission is to inspire, challenge, and empower all students with the knowledge and skills required to reach their full potential, to contribute to future generations, and to become involved members of a global community.
As the 7th largest district in Minnesota we serve more than 17,400 students and continue to grow.
As one of the top three employers in Rochester, we currently employee over 3,000 staff members.
63.3% of our teachers hold a Master’s Degree or the equivalency.
We strive to provide our students with different opportunities for learning including early childhood education, quality neighborhood schools, district-wide programs and schools, alternative learning, and adult education.
In the 2017-2018 school year, we had a 4-year graduation rate of 87.01%, and our graduation rates continue to surpass the state average of 83.20%. Our three high schools combined had a 92% graduation rate.
Our district celebrates diversity with more than 80 spoken languages in our schools.
We offer four full-service community schools at Gage Elementary School, Riverside Central Elementary School, John Marshall High School, and Rochester Alternative Learning School.
Hawthorne Education Center offers Adult Basic Education, English as a second language, and college programs for our community members.