Bells are ringing, students are singing, and JM Gives is coming back to town! From December 1st to December 22nd, John Marshall High School will be raising funds for its annual JM Gives fundraiser.
'Tis the season, and at RPS high schools, it's the season for giving back. From December 1st to December 22nd, Century High School will be raising funds for its annual Bear Creek Week(s) fundraiser.
Our Rochester community is rich with cultural backgrounds and full of diversity. Standard lunch menus reflect traditional American food like hamburgers and potato smiles. But what happens when you change the menus to reflect the diversity of our students, staff, and community members?
Rochester Public School Paraprofessionals are important members of school staff. From school buses to classrooms, paraprofessionals are crucial to the success of our students.
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.