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
  • March 17, 2017
     
    Scholarship applications due today are: Jeff McLochlin Memorial, Jordan Shafer Memorial, Spanish Club and Zebra Coaches.

    Spring intersession for RHS students will be held at the middle school March 27-30, 8:30 to 11:30 AM.

    Miss Grossman is hosting a college field trip to IPFW on March 29 during Spring Break. Any student interested in attending may go. The bus will leave RHS at 7:30 AM and return about 2:00 PM. Permission slips are outside the JAG room, 106, and need to be returned to Miss Grossman or put in her mailbox. You will need to bring lunch money. 

    Ziker Cleaners and The Junior League of South Bend are hosting Princess for a Night on Saturday, April 1, at the Century Center in South Bend from 8:00 AM to Noon.  They provide gently used prom dresses.  Please arrive by 11:30 AM and bring your Student ID.

    An IU Kokomo representative will be here on Monday, April 3, for a lunch visit.

    Any sophomore who would like to apply for the Fulton County Youth Leadership Academy (FCYLA) may pick up an application in the Guidance Office. Completed applications must be mailed to the FCYLA Selection Committee by April 28.  Please allow enough time to mail in your application.   


    Prom tickets will be on sale during lunch through March 17. Tickets are $25 each. 


    Life Guarding class will be held March 28 from 8:00 AM to Noon and from 1:00 to 4:00. On Wednesday, March 29 class will be from 8:00 AM to Noon in the water.  Cost is $75.00. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Schwenk to sign up. 

    Current sophomores and juniors who are interested in attending Knox Beauty College next year should see their school counselor before spring break.  There will be an entrance exam on March 21 for those interested.

  • 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.
     
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    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

    Grads

    # Testing

    Avg. Critical Reading

    Avg. Math

    Avg. Total Score

    2009

    129

    69- (53%)

    482

    491

    973

    2010

    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


    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
      574-223-1531
      Oscar Haughs, Prin.
      Cassie Murphy, Asst. Prin.
      Nathan Kreamer, Counselor

      ELEMENTARIES

      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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