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
  • February 20, 2017

    Attention all Interns and WBL students: you are expected to go to work during Fun in February week. Please check the agenda in Echo for the modified schedules for Tuesday and Friday and let your employers know of the time changes! See Mrs. Snyder with questions. 

    Semi-Formal ticket sales will end tomorrow. Please see Mrs. Williams after that if you need anything.

    Scholarship applications due to the guidance office by 3:00 PM on February 24 are American Legion Auxiliary, Fulton County Farm Bureau, Fulton County FOP, Rochester Community High School Memorial and William A Smith Memorial.

    How many of the Rosie nominees have you read? Don’t forget there will be a party in April with pizza, pop and prizes. You won’t want to miss this! In order to receive an invitation to the party, you must read and rate at least five Rosies by the end of Spring Break (April 3). Get reading!

    Sylvan Learning is offering an ACT practice test on Saturday, March 4, at the Fulton County Public Library. A personalized evaluation of your performance and suggestions to improve your score will be offered. Sign up and more information is available in the guidance office.

    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. 

    Donate your gently used prom dresses and formal wear to help someone have their dream prom. Dresses will be collected starting now until February 24, 2017 at North Miami, Peru, and Maconaquah high schools or at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in Peru. More information is available on Zebra Nation.

    A $500 IASP High School Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who has an interest in pursuing a career in the field of psychology.  Visit the IASP website at for more information and to download the application.  The application postmark deadline is March 1.

    North Central Co-op will offer nine scholarships to this year’s seniors. The application deadline is March 1, 2017. Application and eligibility requirements can be downloaded at NCC's website,

  • 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%


    • 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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