May 2, 2016

If you are interested in doing an internship at Woodlawn Hospital next year, please get your application turned in to Mrs. Snyder today.

Junior Achievement scholarship applications are due today.

If you are bringing a prom date that is NOT an RHS student, please check the list outside room 205 to see what papers need to be turned in before Friday

Students taking the SAT this Saturday, please make sure you are at the high school by 7:45 AM with your ID, admission ticket, calculator, and #2 pencils. You will not be admitted if you do not have your ID and admission ticket. The school is not allowed to provide calculators. You are to enter the school through the main doors and check in at the cafeteria. All other entrances will be locked. CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES MUST BE TURNED OFF AND OUT OF SIGHT DURING TESTING AND BREAKS. If your cell phone or electronic device makes noise during testing or if you are seen using the item at any time (including breaks), you will be dismissed from testing and your scores will be canceled. Testing will finish at approximately 12:45 PM. If you have questions, see the guidance office.

There is a scholarship available to students interested in attending The Salon Professional Academy. Applications are available in the guidance office and the submission deadline is May 15.

Senior pictures for the graduation slideshow should be submitted to Mrs. Friend ( no later than May 19. If you do not submit a picture for the slideshow, your yearbook headshot with be displayed. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Friend.

Baseball vs. Maconaquah, 5:00 PM
Softball vs. Maconaquah, 5:00 PM
Tennis vs. Tippecanoe Valley, 5:00 PM

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Rochester's first E-learning day is scheduled for the weekend of April 9, 2016. All Teachers will have office hours from 9:00 am until noon that day. The High School will be open for those who don't have wifi access at home from 8:30 am to 11:30 am on Saturday April 9th.

Phone support and times for Technology Department
Friday 574-598-0598 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  574-223-1573 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  574-223-1569 5:00 pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 574-223-1573 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  574-223-1569 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 574-598-0598 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Indiana Department of Education Letter Grade Ranking 2014 and 2015

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.

Adam Strasser
Principal - Rochester High School

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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.
To get login information to access your child’s Echo program which contains, their class agendas, grades, assignments etc., send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and she will fix you up with login information.
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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). 
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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RT @ValTsports: Girls tennis: The Rochester-Knox match scheduled for May 10 has been moved up to May 6. Start time is 5 p.m. Friday at Knox.
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RT @ValTsports: Baseball: Maconaquah at Rochester, ppd., rain, rescheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday.
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RT @ValTsports: The North Judson-Rochester baseball game scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. No makeup…
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RT @ValTsports: Girls tennis: Tippecanoe Valley at Rochester, ppd., wet courts. Rescheduled for 5 p.m. May 10.
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• 5:00 Girls Tennis vs. Tippecanoe Valley • 5:00 Baseball vs. Maconaquah • 5:00 Softball vs. Maconaquah
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RT @zebravballers: 🚨🏐🚨 Zebras playing high school vball in the fall should meet Wed morning May 4th@7:45 main gym @RochesterZebras @RMSZeb…
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RT @RochesterSB: RCHS 5, LPRT 3 | Final Score
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