Rochester Community HS
1 Zebra Lane
Rochester, IN 46975

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

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RCSC Restructioning Frequently Asked Questions

We appreciate your questions and concerns regarding the restructuring of our district.
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Q: Will 8th grade be eating lunch with the high school students?
A: No, the 8th grade will have their own lunch period.

Q: Will 8th grade students compete with the JV/Varsity teams?
A: No, the 8th grade students will still compete as middle school students.

Q: Will 8th grade be in the same classes as high school students?
A: 8th grade will have their main classes (math, science, social studies, English) separate from 9-12 graders. They may be in the same elective classes as RHS students, such as band or art, which is consistent with what happens currently with 8th grade and high school students.

Q: Will current 7th and 8th grade students get a chance to visit RHS before the start of next school year?
A: Yes, we will be setting up visits for this years 7th and 8th grade students during the last weeks of April. In addition, the RHS will be open Monday thru Friday, June 1-25 from 8am-11am with students and/or staff members available to provide parents and students tours.

Q: Where will the 8th grade classrooms be?
A: Their main classes will be in the HPER room, tech hallway, and Ag hallway (all close together in the same wing). Their elective classes are dependent on which class they are taking.

Q: Will 8th grade students share restrooms/locker rooms with 9-12 graders?
A: No, the 8th grade wing will have their own restrooms and 8th graders will have PE separate from the 9-12 graders, so they will not be in the locker rooms together.






The nominees for Zebra of the Week are 

Annie Blakesley

Bec Swinney

Dominic Angeletti

Noah Manser

Kiya Ream

Kevin Blakesley

Kaden Heishman

Alexia Hinson

Kirstin Minix

Peyton Showley, nominated twice!

Dylan Steininger

Nicki Broyles

Angel Hopkins

Nakira Snider-Conley

Elena Bode

Madilyn Conley

D' Gustafson

The Zebra of the Week is Peyton Hiatt, nominated by both Mr. Helt and Mrs. Showley. Congratulations, and thank you for going above and beyond!

There will be a volleyball call out this morning after homeroom takes attendance, report to the old weight room.

We will host the SAT at RHS on May 8.  The registration deadline is April 8.  Please see guidance if you need more information to get signed up.

These local scholarships are due to the guidance office by 3:00 pm on the following dates:

Mon., April 12th:  Rochester High School Class of 1969 (Trade school scholarship)

Tues., April 13th:  Fulton County Pork Producers

Thurs., April 15th:  Babcock Scholarship

Fri., April 16th:  Rochester Classroom Teachers Association

The scholarship information is available on the website under the guidance tab, or in the guidance office.

Career Center students will have an elearning day today.

Juniors and Seniors: Prom tickets are on sale only until April 30th. They may be purchased from Mrs. Zent at the front office. You must buy a ticket in advance in order to attend. 

Choir auditions for the 2021-22 edition of Harmonia and Manitous will be held this Thursday, April 15 and Friday April 16. If you are interested in singing in any choir next year pick up an information sheet located outside the choir room. Then scan the QR code and fill out the Google form to secure your audition time. If you don’t want to audition but you still want to sing, talk to Mrs. McMillen about singing with concert choir. If you have questions, please see Mrs. McMillen or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Happy Birthday to Deylon Darling, Bobby Jewell, Rebecca Swinney, Kevin Blakesley


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  • Food Delivery
    For the 2020-2021 school year, school meals may be delivered to students enrolled in the school district but not present on the school campus, as long as the meals are requested by the parent/guardian. For meal delivery, we must have your permission to share your information with Rochester Staff and volunteers who are making deliveries. Please email if you want school meal deliveries and approve to share your information with Rochester Staff and volunteers. You may also request to pick up meals at Rochester High School at the Zebby doors. In your email response, please provide the name of each child that you are requesting meals for and the school they normally attend. Also provide the address where deliveries should be made. Please note, meals can only be provided to students who are currently enrolled in the school district. These meals will be charged to your students lunch account accordingly. Deliveries will run August 17 through August 21 for all students, and will continue for virtual students after school resumes on August 24. To place your food request call Kathy Wilkinson at 574-223-2159 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 3 p.m. Thursday, August 13.

    Rochester High School's Virtual Plan

    Rochester High School new student registration dates are Mon., July 27 - Thurs., July 30 from 8am-3pm.  Appointments will need to be scheduled with your students counselor:  Ms. Lisa Andrews, grades 10 & 12; Mrs. Tara Seuferer, grades 9 & 11.  Please be sure to bring your students birth certificate, social security card, and proof of residency.  You can schedule an appointment via email or call 223-2176.
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    2018 – 2019 Profile

                                                           General Information

               Grades 9-12                                                                                  Principal - 1
             2018-2019 School Population                                                     Assistant Principal - 1
                       493 students                                                                       Counselors - 2
                       263 male                                                                              Media Specialist - 1
                       230 female                                                                           Nurse - 1
              Teachers - 36                                                                                Secretaries - 5

                                                                            SAT Scores

    Class of


    # Testing

    Avg. Critical Reading

    Avg. Math

    Avg. Total Score


    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- (68%)

    521 507 1028
    2018 145 83- (57%)

    534 518 1058
    2019 138 75- (54%)

    535 502 1037

    Class of 2019 Statistics

                                    138 Graduates
                                    Average SAT score for Top Ten Students –1203
                                    Academic & Technical Honors Diploma Recipients - 13
                                    Academic Honors Diploma Recipients – 32
                                            Technical Honors - 0            
                                    Core 40 Diploma Recipients – 73
                                    General Diplomas - 16
                                    Certificates - 4

                                    Future Plans:
                                             4 - year college - 47.1%
                                             2 - year college - 7.2%
                                            Voc/Tech college - 5.8%
                                            Work - 17.4%
                                            Military - 8%
                                            Undecided - 14.5%
  • 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

Parent Faqs During COVID-19

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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