RPS shares an update on district awareness and partnerships with the outbreak of of the Wuhan Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The 2020 Census will begin nationwide on March 12. Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone. Most households will receive an invitation in the mail.
Rochester Public Schools has received a two-year, $1 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Education to design and open the first Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) school in the state of Minnesota.
RPS celebrates several accomplishments with the 2019 graduation data released by Minnesota Department of Education.
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 18,300 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 three full-service community schools at Gage Elementary School, Riverside Central Elementary 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.