Rochester Community HS
1 Zebra Lane
Rochester, IN 46975

Tel: 574-223-2176
Fax: 574-223-3401
Chris Keisling, Principal

Zebra News

  • January 24, 2020

    Seniors completing the Work Ethic Certificate should stop by the guidance office for a scholarship application if planning to attending Ivy Tech.

    The second quarter nine-week honor roll is posted across from the guidance office.  Please check for accuracy.  If you feel there is an error, please see Mrs. Beehler by Monday, January 27.  The honor roll will be sent to The Rochester Sentinel on Tuesday, January 28, for publication.

    A list of students who received the ten highest GPAs for the second grading period is posted on the main office window.  Please see Mrs. Beehler with questions.  A photographer from The Rochester Sentinel will be here next Tuesday during homeroom to take group pictures.

    The Indiana 4-H Foundation Scholarship application is due this Saturday.  Applications need to be returned to the Extension Office located at 1009 West 3rd Street.  The scholarship information is available on the RHS guidance website.

    IUPUI will host a workshop on how to prepare an essay for admissions this Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  You will also receive a code to waive the $65 IUPUI application fee for attending.  To register, go to

    It is Super Bowl time!  Even if you are not into the big football game, you can still benefit from this event!  Just bring in canned or boxed food during your lunch next week, and get your name put in a drawing for a $10 Dinner Box from Pizza Hut, to be delivered during your lunch on the following Monday! Your name goes in the drawing once for each item you bring in and twice for every skillet dinner, cereal, or peanut butter donated.  The food will be donated to the Kids Bridge Backpack program.

    Fulton County Endowment Scholarship applications are available at or guidance tab.  The application deadline is 3:00 PM February 3. 

    Senior reminder:  The NICF applications are due February 3 by 3:00 PM.  Remember to complete the “request” icon on the application.  It is the last section where you enter emails for those who you are asking to complete letters of recommendation and the request to the counselor for the transcript.  In order to give those individuals time to complete, please do this section soon.

    Auditions for the spring musical, “Back to the 80s”, will be held February 11 and 13.  Vocal auditions are February 11, and you will need to prepare a one-minute audition.  You also must provide your own accompaniment.  On February 13 you will read various scenes from the script provided.  You must be present at both auditions to be considered.  

    Manchester University is hosting a Pharmacy Camp and the application is now open!  Pharmacy Camp will be held July 7-10, 2020, and offers educational opportunities through hands-on pharmacy skills, a mini lecture series, team-building exercises and visits to various pharmacy settings.  The application deadline is May 1, 2020.  Visit the Pharmacy Camp website to learn more and see the link to the camp application.  Have Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Sports: Boys JV Basketball vs. Manchester, 6:15 PM
              Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Manchester, 7:45 PM


    2018 – 2019 Profile

                                                           General Information

               Grades 9-12                                                                                  Principal - 1
             2018-2019 School Population                                                     Assistant Principal - 1
                       493 students                                                                       Counselors - 2
                       263 male                                                                              Media Specialist - 1
                       230 female                                                                           Nurse - 1
              Teachers - 36                                                                                Secretaries - 5

                                                                            SAT Scores

    Class of


    # Testing

    Avg. Critical Reading

    Avg. Math

    Avg. Total Score


    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- (68%)

    521 507 1028
    2018 145 83- (57%)

    534 518 1058
    2019 138 75- (54%)

    535 502 1037

    Class of 2019 Statistics

                                    138 Graduates
                                    Average SAT score for Top Ten Students –1203
                                    Academic & Technical Honors Diploma Recipients - 13
                                    Academic Honors Diploma Recipients – 32
                                            Technical Honors - 0            
                                    Core 40 Diploma Recipients – 73
                                    General Diplomas - 16
                                    Certificates - 4

                                    Future Plans:
                                             4 - year college - 47.1%
                                             2 - year college - 7.2%
                                            Voc/Tech college - 5.8%
                                            Work - 17.4%
                                            Military - 8%
                                            Undecided - 14.5%
  • 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

Financial aid help available on mobile app
New college students and those returning for the 2019-2020 school year can now fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form from their smartphones.

The My Student Aid app can be used to complete the FAFSA or check federal student aid history. Not only is this convenient, but it is also beneficial to those who may rely on their phones for internet access.

The FAFSA is a form that needs to be filed annually to determine financial aid eligibility for college students and those planning to attend school. Regardless of income level, every college student should file a FAFSA each year. The deadline for filing for the 2019-2020 academic year is April 15, 2019.

The FAFSA can also be filled out online at If you need assistance submitting the application, call 1-800-4FED-AID.

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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
      Chris Keisling, 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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