The District is running a Bond Referendum in 2019. But, what does that mean and how does it benefit students and the community?
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.
On August 20th, 2019 the Rochester Public School Board unanimously passed a resolution welcoming all students to our District.
Hy-Vee presented a check for more than $8,000 to Rochester Public Schools. T
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 18,200 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.