The end of the school year is approaching and that means we will be entering into construction season for Rochester Public Schools. We are making you aware of several school district buildings that will have construction occurring, which will likely result in limited or no parking, and limited or no access to the building.
RPS shares a quick message on graduation plans for Century High School, John Marshall High School, and Mayo High School.
We are pleased to announce the opening of our RPS Online School, a virtual option for K-12 students, enrolling for the Fall of 2021. This Online School has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE).
RPS shares a message and resources on race and racism.
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.