The 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.
Updates and Events
Music is embedded in our lives; from nursery rhymes to sound effects of a new email notification or the ringtone of an incoming call, sound and music impact our daily lives.
How do our middle school students think about the future? Superintendent Pekel visited our middle schools to find out. Watch the second installment of Supt In the Halls to see what he learned!
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.