Rochester Community HS
1 Zebra Lane
Rochester, IN 46975

Tel: 574-223-2176
Fax: 574-223-3401
Adam Strasser, Prin.

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  • February 23, 2018        Two-hour Delay
    These scholarship applications are due in the guidance office by 3:00 today:  Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority, Rochester Community High School Memorial Scholarship and William A. Smith Memorial Scholarship.

    Attention Seniors applying for Northern Indiana Community Foundation Scholarships:  NICF is reviewing applications online and finding that many students have not requested recommendations or requested their transcripts.  Each year many students miss this step in the process.  Applicants need to click on the request section and put in the email addresses for their letters of recommendation and request their transcript via Parchment and academic certification. 

    The Fairy Godmother Project Boutique day is this Saturday from 10:00 to 1:00 in Peru. If you are in need of a prom dress, they have over 300 dresses that they are giving away for free. See the flyers in the hall or Mrs. Blackburn for more information.

    Junior girls are invited to apply for Indiana Hoosier Girls State.  Candidates must have completed their junior year of high school, be keenly interested in government and current events, have high moral character, show strong leadership abilities and demonstrate above-average scholastic achievement.  Candidates should submit their personal resume along with a short three paragraph essay explaining why they should be selected for Hoosier Girls State.  Please submit these items to the high school guidance office by this Friday.

    College Goal Sunday is February 25.  On that date you can receive help filing the FAFSA.  Local sites are Ivy Tech Logansport and Plymouth High School.  Both sessions begin at 2:00 PM.

    If you are 15 years of age or older and would like to become certified as a lifeguard or renew your current certification, classes are being offered on March 22 and 23.  Cost is $36 plus $35 for the required book that you will need to pre-order through the Red Cross. To sign up or for more information, please see Nurse Zellers.

    Sports:  Boys Basketball vs. Maconaquah, 6:15 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

    2016 – 2017 Profile

                                                           General Information

               Grades 9-12                                                                                   Principal - 1
             2016-2017 School Population                                                     Assistant Principal - 1
                       528 students                                                                        Counselors - 2
                       255 male                                                                               Media Specialist - 1
                       272 female                                                                           Nurse - 1
              Teachers - 36                                                                                Secretaries - 5

                                                                            SAT Scores

    Class of


    # Testing

    Avg. Critical Reading

    Avg. Math

    Avg. Total Score


    158 102- (65%)

    488 493 981
    2011 132 92- (70%)

    457 490 947
    2012 125 83- (66%)

    458 468 926
    2013 129 85- (66%)

    484 537 1021
    2014 125 76- (61%)

    479 477 956
    2015 115 79- (69%)

    485 490 975
    2016 132 76- (58%)

    475 472 947
    2017 120 81- (67.5%)

    521 507 1028

    Class of 2017 Statistics

                                    120 Graduates
                                    Average SAT score for Top Ten Students –1178
                                    Academic & Technical Honors Diploma Recipients - 8
                                    Academic Honors Diploma Recipients – 36
                                    Technical Honors - 2            
                                    Core 40 Diploma Recipients – 57
                                    General Diplomas - 14
                                    Certificates - 3

                                    Future Plans:
                                             4 - year college - 34.5%
                                             2 - year college - 7%
                                            Voc/Tech college - 4.5%
                                            Work - 10%
                                            Military - 2.5%
                                            Undecided - 1.5%
  • 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.
  • Honored in 2014 and 2015 with 'A' Grade.RHS2

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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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