We are continuing the work on our many referendum projects. We have several opportunities for you to learn more about two of the projects through a virtual presentation from our architectural and engineering firm.
On May 19, the Rochester Public School Board received an informational update and an update on the schematic design of the new elementary school which will be built in northwest Rochester on a property known as Schmidt Park.
School Board Approves Termination of SW Land Agreement, Approves Purchase of NW Land Agreement
Over the past year, Rochester Public Schools (RPS) has been working with the city administration regarding the location of the new middle school, which was one of several projects that the RPS residents voted for on the November 5, 2019 bond referendum.
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.