Rochester Public Schools
Whether you're new to Rochester, have lived here for years and have a student who's about to start at an RPS neighborhood school, or joining RPS Online from elsewhere in Minnesota, welcome! We're so glad to have you join the RPS community.
On this page, you will find a lot of the information you need to know before enrolling your student(s) in an RPS school. We encourage you to take a look through the rest of our website and reach out to 507.328.3000 with any questions.
Wondering where your child will go to school? Find your neighborhood school. Check out the schools below for more information about each school.
Students are automatically assigned to their neighborhood school when enrolling at Rochester Public Schools. Each school has its own unique environment and community. When students attend a school near their home, families can more easily connect with teachers and contribute as school volunteers and leaders.
RPS Online offers a K-12, synchronous-first, online learning environment for students across the state of Minnesota. Students engage in learning aligned to the Minnesota State Academic Standards taught by Rochester Public School teachers.
Instruction is provided primarily in a live, synchronous model with some offline and/or asynchronous work included. Our courses are designed based on best practice instructional design merged with learning and teaching research.
- Bamber Valley Elementary School
- Bishop Elementary School
- Churchill | Hoover Elementary Schools
- Elton Hills Elementary School
- Folwell Elementary School
- Franklin Elementary School
- Gage Elementary School
- Gibbs Elementary School
- Jefferson Elementary School
- Overland Elementary School
- Pinewood Elementary School
- Riverside Central Elementary School
- Sunset Terrace Elementary School
Bamber Valley Elementary School
Bishop Elementary School
Churchill | Hoover Elementary Schools
Elton Hills Elementary School
Folwell Elementary School
Franklin Elementary School
Gage Elementary School
Hey, Class of 2036!
Learn more about kindergarten at RPS
Do you have a child eligible to enter kindergarten this coming fall? As the parent or guardian of a student in our schools, you are our most important and valued partner in our work to help your child achieve academic excellence. The first step is scheduling an early childhood screening and then enrolling in Kindergarten. Use the resources on our page to navigate through our website and learn more about Rochester Public Schools.
Before you enroll
More information below
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We are so excited to welcome you and your family to our District!
Office of Registration and Records
615 7th Street SW | Room 124
507.328.4200 | Email
In order to complete registration online or in person, please have your child/children's:
- Certified birth certificate
- Immunization record
- Name and address of previous school (if applicable)
- Current copy of IEP/Summary Evaluation (if applicable)
Submit these forms through the online registration process, fax them to (507) 328-5998, email, or bring the documents to the Registration and Records Office in the Edison Administration Building.