Rochester Community HS
1 Zebra Lane
Rochester, IN 46975

Tel: 574-223-2176
Fax: 574-223-3401
Adam Strasser, Prin.
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  • September 30, 2016

    Fulton County REMC would like to extend an invitation to Junior and Senior students to apply to be a student member of the Fulton County REMC Board.  Student’s parent(s) must be a member of the Fulton County REMC (receive service on our power lines) and be in good standing with his/her school.  Each student fulfilling a position will receive a $500 scholarship for one year of service and a $1,000 scholarship for two years of service from the Fulton County REMC.  Please see your counselor if you are interested.

    Freshman, sophomore and junior girls: join Ivy Tech Community College and Century Career Center in celebrating National Manufacturing Week on Saturday, October 8, by attending the 2nd Annual Girls in Manufacturing Summit at the Century Career Center. You can learn more about the summit and register at

    IU Kokomo and the English and Language Studies Department are announcing the inaugural Creative Writing Contest for area high school students. To submit your work and register for the event, please visit The deadline for submission is October 15.

    The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s most prestigious science competition for high school seniors, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists. The competition recognizes 300 student semifinalists and their schools each year and invites 40 student finalists to Washington, D.C. to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, and meet with notable scientists and government leaders. Each year, Regeneron STS semifinalists and finalists compete for $3.1 million in awards. For more information visit their website The application deadline is by 8:00 PM on November 16.

    Sports:  Round 1 of Girls State Golf Finals, 8:30 AM
    Football at Tippecanoe Valley, 7:00 PM

  • 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
  • Rochester High School houses grades 9-12.  The school is located on the southwest side of Rochester, just south of the City Park.  RHS serves about 575 students and has 35 teachers, 2 counselors, a media specialist, nurse, assistant principal, principal, ECA treasurer, and 4 secretaries.
    SAT Scores

    Class of Grads # Testing Avg Critical Avg Math Avg Avg Total
          Reading   Writing Score
    2006 112 64 (57%) 478 501 * 979
    2007 123 103 (84%) 483 495 464 1442
    2008 121 72 (60%) 476 500 455 1431
    2009 128 69 (53%) 482 491 456 1429
    2010 158 102 (65%) 488 493 455 1436
    2011 132 92 (70%) 457 490 443 1390

        *Writing test was added to the SAT in Spring 2005, scores not available before 2007
    Class of 2011 Statistics

    • 132 graduates
    • Average SAT score for Top Ten Students -  1729
    • Academic Honors Diploma Recipients - 48
    • Technical Honors Diploma Recipients - 5
    • Core 40 Diploma Recipients - 55
    • Future Plans
      • 4 year college - 56%
      • 2 year college - 12%
      • Vo-Tech college - 8 %
      • Work - 12%
      • Military - 4%
      • Undecided - 8%
  • Zebra New Tech High now 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 supplemented by Rosetta Stone to improve foreign language speaking and listening skills
    • Studying World Languages through the use of Rosetta Stone 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
    • Microsoft Certification
    • 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.
  • Rochester Is Honored in 2014 and 2015 with 'A' Grade.RHS2


    • 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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