Intersession:  October 20-23, 8:30-11:30 AM
Fall Break:  October 16-24

Picture retakes have been rescheduled for November 11.

Seniors, the Horatio Alger Scholarship application is now available online at until October 25. To be considered you must exhibit strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution, demonstrate critical financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community activities, and maintain a GPA of 2.0. Please see the guidance office for more information.

The Life Skills Class is hosting the inaugural Great Pumpkin Contest! Put your math and science skills to the test! Check out the ginormous pumpkin in the display case by the life skills room (by the bus lot doors). Guess the exact weight of the pumpkins beginning Monday in Success Period.  Guesses are 50¢ each and must be turned in to an adult in Room 112. The student who guesses the exact weight of the pumpkin wins the pumpkin display! Success Classes with the highest participation will also receive a special treat. Winners will be announced Monday, October 27. Good luck!

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recognizes young women at the high-school level for their computing related achievements and interest.   For more detailed instructions on this award, eligibility, and the application please visit The deadline is November 2, 2014. Award recipients will receive a $250+ scholarship offer from several Indiana universities, a plaque, t-shirt, gift bag and will be honored at a special award event.

Students planning to take an Ivy Tech class in the spring need to stop by guidance and pick up the application. The application is due back to guidance on December 5!

Seniors, Knights of Pythias has announced a scholarship. You must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Two short essays are to be included. The deadline if January 25, 2015. See guidance for the application and information.

Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, Inc., (PHP), a local managed-care organization, is providing scholarship opportunities for high school seniors planning to pursue a career in a health-related field. PHP will award a one-time scholarship of $3,000 to the first place winner; a one-time scholarship of $2,000 to the second place winner; and third place will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000. All entries must be postmarked by February 20, 2015, to be eligible. Applications are available in the guidance office.

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A visit from State Superintendent Glenda Ritz

State Superintendent visited Zebra New Tech high recently.  See pictures of the visit on the next page.  Special thanks to Mike Kenney, Rochester Sentinel Photographer

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Volleyball: Rochester is ranked No. 6 in the final 3A coaches poll of the year. #ZebraNation #ZebraVolleyball @ValTsports
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Football: Rochester is ranked No. 13 in this week’s AP Class 3A poll. #ZebraNation #ZebraFootball @ValTsports
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Congrats to the volleyball team on winning the Twin Lakes Invite!!! #ZebraNation #ZebraVolleyball #SectionalTime
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@SanityLost17 Congrats on a great girls team season and a trip to Semi-State!!! #ZebraNation #ZebraXC #SemiStateBound
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Congrats to the boys cross country team for advancing to Semi-State as a team!!! #ZebraNation #ZebraXC #SemiStateBound
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Congrats to Sara Burch who advances to Semi-State!!! #ZebraNation #ZebraXC
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Congrats to Kelsey Tyler who advances to Semi-State!!! #ZebraNation #ZebraXC
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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.

Rochester 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.

Jason Snyder, Principal

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.

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Bully Hotline

224-SAFE (7233)

Bullying can affect you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. If you are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call the Bully Hotline at 223-SAFE (7233). 

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