Rochester Community HS
1 Zebra Lane
Rochester, IN 46975

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

Zebra News

  • March 15, 2019

    The following people need to meet in Mr. Kelly’s room following announcements today:  Nick Allen, Isaiah Jackson, Tristen Minix, Jarret Regan, Calvin Sayger, Antonio Schlosser, Jesse Shriver, Noah Swango, Luke Wortley, Elijah Yarber and Logan Young.

    Spanish Club Members: Please see Mrs. Zartman today for a field trip permission slip if you do not yet have one. Also, she needs tee shirt sizes before the end of the day today. You will pay after break, but she is placing the order this afternoon. 

    Scholarship applications due to guidance by 3:00 today are:  Fulton County REMC, Rochester Optimist Club, Rochester/Lake Manitou Elks Lodge, Fulton County F.O.P., Nick Patterson Memorial and Richland Center I.O.O.F.  Also, Fulton County 4-H Livestock Sale Scholarship applications are due to the Fulton County Extension Office by Friday.

    Juniors and Seniors who plan to take the ASVAB test on Tuesday, April 2, must have signed up in the guidance office by 3:00 today 

    Tonight there will be a Family Game Night Sponsored by Sources of Strength from 6:00 to 8:00.  Bring your family or close friends and your favorite board game and kick off Spring Break right.  To introduce this event, there will be a free raffle each day at lunch and the winners will receive a king-sized candy bar or Big Mac.

    The Brian Hooker Coaches’ Scholarship application is available in the guidance office or online.  Senior athletes are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Applications are due Friday, April 5.

    Grace College invites all high school students to learn more about their excellent academics, affordable options, and connected community during a campus visit day on Fridays: March 29 or April 5. Go to to learn more and register today.

    Do you want to become a lifeguard?  A lifeguard certification class is being held over spring break.  Please see Nurse Zellers for details.

    Summer school forms are available in the guidance office and on the guidance webpage.  All classes cost $15.  Completed forms and payment must be returned to Mrs. Horn in the main office by May 16.  Checks must be written in either blue or black ink.

    The Summer Parks Program is accepting applications now through April 12th.  Pick up an application in the guidance office.

    Juniors and Seniors:  The ASVAB test will be administered on Tuesday, April 2, starting at 8:00 AM.  Sign up in the guidance office by this Friday.  If you have not passed the ISTEP, this is one more testing option to help you earn your diploma. 

    The Three C's Memorial Scholarship application is available on the guidance webpage.  Deadline is April 15, 2019.


    2017 – 2018 Profile

                                                           General Information

               Grades 9-12                                                                                   Principal - 1
             2017-2018 School Population                                                     Assistant Principal - 1
                       531 students                                                                        Counselors - 2
                       276 male                                                                               Media Specialist - 1
                       255 female                                                                           Nurse - 1
              Teachers - 36                                                                                Secretaries - 5

                                                                            SAT Scores

    Class of


    # Testing

    Avg. Critical Reading

    Avg. Math

    Avg. Total Score


    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
    2017 120 81- (67.5%)

    521 507 1028
    2018 145 83- (57%)

    534 518 1058

    Class of 2018 Statistics

                                    145 Graduates
                                    Average SAT score for Top Ten Students –1301
                                    Academic & Technical Honors Diploma Recipients - 3
                                    Academic Honors Diploma Recipients – 50
                                    Technical Honors - 0            
                                    Core 40 Diploma Recipients – 74
                                    General Diplomas - 14
                                    Certificates - 4

                                    Future Plans:
                                             4 - year college - 53.1%
                                             2 - year college - 3.5%
                                            Voc/Tech college - 4.1%
                                            Work - 22.1%
                                            Military - 6.2%
                                            Undecided - 11%
  • 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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