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About Us

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Rochester Public Schools is a high performing public school district located in the middle of South-Eastern Minnesota and spans 218 square miles. There are 27 schools in the district; 17 Elementary Schools, 4 Middle Schools, 3 High Schools, and 1 Alternative Learning Center. There are over 18,100 students in the district, more than 80 spoken languages, and approximately 85% of our students graduate from high school in four-years.

Our Mission

Rochester Public Schools 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. We seek to inspire our students to become lifelong learners. 

Diverse grouping of students in elementary school working on desks

In Rochester Public Schools, we work hard every day to fulfill our mission “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 a result, our 18,000 plus students are experiencing success both in and out of the classroom. Our work is not done alone. We are thankful for the support that parents, community members, and local businesses provide to our students. Rochester Public Schools is a world-class educational system, and I am humbled and honored to serve this amazing community of students, staff, parents, and the Rochester Community. 

Superintendent MuÑoz