The Rochester School Board will be presented this evening with a report that could lead to an adjustment in school start times to better accommodate the sleep needs of older students.
The Rochester Police Department (RPD), Rochester Public School District and First Student will be taking steps to recognize the 2019 National School Bus Safety Week, which will take place October 21-25, 2019.
Rochester Public Schools today announced that the district has reduced enough energy consumption to recover more than $500,000 in utility expenses since partnering with Cenergistic, a national energy conservation company.
Rochester Public Schools (RPS), in partnership with First Student Transportation and Blue Bird, will be First Student Transportation’s inaugural client nation-wide to pilot an electric school bus this fall.
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.