We're getting our schools prepped for the 2021-2022 school year - here's what you need to know...
The Minnesota Department of Education has released the Minnesota Report Card with 2020 graduation rates for the State of Minnesota. Rochester Public Schools’ graduation rate is 85.6% this year, compared with the State average of 83.8%.
Effective Tuesday, June 8
The Minnesota Department of Education has directed School Districts to make plans for COVID-19 mitigation and response during Summer 2021 programs and services at the local level.
Review the 2021-2022 Proposed Budget or listen along as John Carlson, Executive Director of Finance, walks through the book during the May 25 study session.
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 17,400 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 four full-service community schools at Gage Elementary School, Riverside Central Elementary School, John Marshall High 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.