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Our Classroom Environment

Students sitting on a carpet in the library, listening to a story.

All students who attend Rochester Public Schools will discover their individual passions along with a strong sense of self and purpose. At RPS, we will make educational equity a reality by ensuring every student experiences high-quality teaching and learning in a culturally responsive environment.

Agreements and Data

On September 1, 2015, the Rochester Public Schools District entered into a voluntary Agreement to resolve a Title VI compliance review that OCR initiated regarding the equitable discipline of students. The District has achieved compliance per the OCR Resolution Letter on January 25, 2019.

On September 4, 2018, the Rochester Public School District entered into agreement with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights to participate in statewide efforts to address issues related to disparities in student discipline and equity issues in education, conference, and conciliation. 

The district is continually making strides to improve our classrooms, schools, and district as a whole, and this is just the beginning of process and growth in equity.