Rochester Community HS
1 Zebra Lane
Rochester, IN 46975

Tel: 574-223-2176
Fax: 574-223-3401
Adam Strasser, Prin.
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  • Welcome to the Rochester Community High School web site!

    As Principal, I believe you will find our website informative and a useful tool to gather information regarding RHS.

    strasseradam 256x320Rochester High School is an outstanding high school where we are committed to the success of each of our students. Strong parental involvement in the education of their children is a vital component to our success. Working together, we are helping the children grow into readers, writers, creative thinkers, and problem solvers, as we prepare them for life in the 21st century.

    Many changes are coming to RHS. New courses and dual-credit opportunities are being expanded. More Project Lead the Way classes are being offered including CIM and Biomedical Sciences.

    There are many ways for you to communicate with us. Our address, phone numbers, and email address are listed here on the website. We look forward to hearing from you regarding anything that can help us continue to thrive as an excellent school.

    Adam Strasser
    Principal - Rochester High School
  • December 2, 2016

    Students are reminded they are NOT to park in the first two rows of the student lot, which is reserved for Middle School pick up. The Student Handbook states: “If vehicles are not parked properly in the student lot, drivers will be warned. Continued violations will result in a loss of driving privileges and/or towing at the owner’s expense.”

    Class of 2017- Order your official graduation announcements, senior graduation products along with your cap, gown and tassel by visiting using the link below before the December 16 deadline. After the deadline, the custom school announcement will no longer be available and the cost of caps and gowns will increase.

    Music auditions are coming! This year Tri-Ep and the Choral Department will be presenting Into the Woods. Auditions will be held at 3:15 PM on December 13 and 6:00 PM on December 14. You should come prepared with a solo of your choice and the audition sheet found outside the choir room. We are also in need of an extensive committed crew for this production. Those forms can be found outside the choir room as well.

    Attention Juniors and Seniors: if you're interested in completing an internship second semester, please see Mrs. Snyder in room 108. There are still some awesome job openings we would like to fill!  All paperwork for second semester interns is due by Wednesday, December 14.

    Applications for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, offering up to $7,500 each year of college for high-achieving Hoosier students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after graduation, are available at The scholarship application will close on December 31.

    Applications for the Knights of Pythias Scholarship are available in the guidance office. Seniors must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. All applications must be postmarked on or before January 25, 2017.

    Wells Fargo is providing renewable scholarships of up to $2,500 for full-time students and up to $1,250 for half-time students. Applications are being accepted at through January 17, 2017 or until 700 applications are submitted, whichever comes first. Applicants must have an identified disability, a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and be a senior who plans to enroll full- or half-time at an accredited U.S. two- or four-year college or university for the entire 2017-18 academic year.

    Americas Farmer Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund is providing more than $500,000 in scholarships. Learn more at and apply until February 1, 2017 at You do not have to be an FFA member to apply.

    Sports:  Boys Basketball atWinamac, 6:00 PM

  • Honored in 2014 and 2015 with 'A' Grade.RHS2
  • Zebra New Tech High applies to all four grade levels. But more than "new tech", RHS strives to meet student needs. Great opportunities exist for students in all areas:
    • Studying Biomedical Science in our science department
    • Studying Spanish or Chinese to improve foreign language speaking and listening skills
    • Studying World Languages while also gaining an understanding for the cultural aspect
    • Studying engineering in our Project Lead The Way curriculum
    • Learning 21st Century Skills in all classes (collaboration, work ethics, oral presentation, written communication, research, technology)
    • Vocational courses leading to certification in designated areas
    • Fine arts (art and music) and practical arts (agriculture and family and consumer science)
    • Over 30 classes to earn dual credit for high school and college
    American students are falling behind the rest of the world. As educators, students and parents we need to rededicate ourselves to excellence. A stronger partnership needs to exist between parents and educators. Please check your student's status using Harmony (report cards and attendance) and Echo. For Echo, the day to day organizational system used by students, use your student's login and password to check assignments, due dates and daily grades.
    As educators we need to communicate with parents when students are excelling or struggling. Our focus must be on student success.

    2016 – 2017 Profile
                                                           General Information

               Grades 9-12                                                                                   Principal - 1
             2016-2017 School Population                                                     Assistant Principal - 1
                       508 students                                                                        Counselors - 2
                       245 male                                                                               Media Specialist - 1
                       263 female                                                                           Nurse - 1
              Teachers - 36                                                                                Secretaries - 5

                                                                            SAT Scores

    Class of


    # Testing

    Avg. Critical Reading

    Avg. Math

    Avg. Total Score



    69- (53%)






    102- (65%)






    92- (70%)






    83- (66%)






    85- (66%)






    76- (61%)






    79- (69%)






    76- (58%)




    Class of 2016 Statistics

                                    135 Graduates
                                    Average SAT score for Top Ten Students –1114
                                    Academic & Technical Honors Diploma Recipients - 11
                                    Academic Honors Diploma Recipients – 37
                                    Core 40 Diploma Recipients – 52
                                    Future Plans
                    o   4-year college – 55%
                    o   2-year college – 15%
                    o   Vo/Tech college -13%
                    o   Work- 7%
                    o   Military – 10%


    • Central Office

      Rochester School Corporation
      690 Zebra Lane
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel: 574-223 2159
      Jana Vance, Supt.


      High School

      Rochester Community HS
      1 Zebra Lane
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel: 574-223-2176
      Fax: 574-223-3401
      Adam Strasser, Prin.
      Chris Keisling, Asst. Prin.
    • Middle School

      Rochester Community MS
      650 Zebra Lane
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel: 574-223-2280
      Oscar Haughs, Prin.
      Cassie Murphy, Asst. Prin.
      Nathan Kreamer, Counselor


      Columbia Elementary
      1502 Elm St.
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel: 574-223-2501
      Fax: 574-223-0530
      Jason Snyder, Prin.

      Riddle Elementary
      302 Barkman St.
      Rochester, IN  46975

      Tel: 574-223-2880
      Fax: 574-223-1539
      Luke Biernacki, Prin.

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