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
  • October 28, 2016

    Jostens representatives will be here on Wednesday, November 2, at 8:30 AM to deliver class rings and take senior orders. Invoices for remaining balances have been sent to the email given. Class rings may also be ordered that day with a $50.00 deposit. Packets are available in the main office. 

    Explore IU is an opportunity for high-achieving African-American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian, and multiracial male juniors and seniors and their chaperones to learn more about Indiana University. Activities include an admissions presentation; a “meet and greet” with representatives from various IU departments, schools, and organizations; lunch; and entertainment.   Explore IU will be held on Thursday, November 3, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. More information has been posted to Zebra Nation.

    Please bring in gently used shoes within the next month because the Key Club will be donating them to Soles4Soles as their October/November project. The box will be outside the main office door sometime this week.  Also,
    shoes that have not been claimed from lost and found will be donated to the Key Club Shoe drive.  If you are missing shoes, please look in the lost and found today.

    The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s most prestigious science competition for high school seniors, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists. The competition recognizes 300 student semifinalists and their schools each year and invites 40 student finalists to Washington, D.C. to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, and meet with notable scientists and government leaders. Each year, Regeneron STS semifinalists and finalists compete for $3.1 million in awards. For more information visit their website The application deadline is by 8:00 PM on November 16.

    Beacon Credit Union will be awarding eight $1,000 scholarships to Beacon Credit Union Members. More information is available in the guidance office. Applications are to be postmarked no later than January 31, 2017.

    Physicians Health Plan has announced their scholarship for seniors who plan to pursue a career in a health related field. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applications and essay information is available online at Deadline to submit is February 17.

    Seniors, the Community Foundation of Wabash County has announced the John L Eckert Memorial Scholarship and it is available to students of Rochester. Please stop by guidance for more information. Application deadline is March 13, 2017.

    Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to students who are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit  The application deadline is June 1, 2017.

    Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program is offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students who are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students should visit The application deadline is June 1, 2017.

    Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit  The application deadline is June 1, 2017.

  • Honored in 2014 and 2015 with 'A' Grade.RHS2
  • 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.

    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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