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
  • May 23 2017

    Please check for an email if you received a scholarship and/or award on Honors Night.  Mrs. Cash sent you the address(es) for you to mail thank you card(s). If you were invited to Honors Night and were unable to attend, please stop by the guidance office to pick up your award.

    Students should turn in their Macbooks Thursday or Friday in the library.Interested in learning how to play the guitar or further your already awesome skills? Talk to your guidance counselor about signing up for guitar lab second semester next year!

    Interested in learning how to play the guitar or further your already awesome skills? Talk to your guidance counselor about signing up for guitar lab second semester next year!

    Next year’s juniors and seniors who are interested in attending a free two-week Summer College Success Academy should see their guidance counselor. By attending, students will learn how to navigate a college environment, get a taste of campus life, learn about faculty, staff and college skills. You will learn what to look for in a college or university and how the application process works.

    North Central Indiana Area Health Education Center is offering free camps this summer for young people interested in healthcare careers. Please stop by the guidance office if interested.Become a volunteer at Kindred Hospice. Applications are available in the guidance office.

    Horatio Alger Association invites graduating high school seniors who intend to pursue post-secondary education at a community college or technical school in the Fall of 2017 to apply for the Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship program.  Application deadline is June 15.  Information is available in the guidance office. 

    Road Star Driving School will be holding driver education classes this summer at the Fulton County Airport, June 5-16, 8:00 to 11:00 AM and July 10-21, 8:00 to 11:00 AM.  For more information, please call 574-780-2291 or visit  

    Purdue University’s teacher education summer camp, EXCITE! (Excel, Create, and Inspire the Teaching Experience) is a five-day residential camp that provides rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with experiences that will motivate and encourage them to discover teaching as a career. EXCITE! will take place July 16-21, 2017. Applications are now being accepted through June 30th. The cost is $75. For more information please visit:

    Sports:   Softball vs. Carroll at Carroll Sectional, 5:00 PM
    Baseball vs. Twin Lakes, 5:30 PM
    Tennis vs. Warsaw at Culver Academies Regional, 5:30 PM
    Girls Track at South Bend St. Joseph Regional, 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%

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    • 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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