Spring is around the corner and our current 8-11th-grade students are considering what courses they will be taking in the 2019-2020 school year.
A few weeks ago, Hoover and Riverside Elementary Schools collaborated with Art4Trails and Wilderness Inquiry...
Rochester Public Schools (RPS) is debuting a national entrepreneurship program, INCubatoredu, this fall. This program is the first-of-its-kind in Minnesota.
69% of respondents agree the district should pursue bringing a bond referendum to voters 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 18,100 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 85.83%, and our graduation rates continue to surpass the state average of 82.68%.
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.