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RCS Ignite Lab

An online hub that brings emergent technologies and innovative pedagogical approaches together to spark curiosity and inspire lifelong learning.

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Pride In Excellence

The Rochester Community School District is part of a treasured community that is rich in tradition, where partnerships between families, schools, and businesses are integral for student success. Our mission is to provide a quality education in a caring atmosphere so all students can attain the necessary skills and knowledge to become lifelong learners and contribute to a diverse, interdependent and changing world.

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97% of RCS students graduate, the highest public
school graduation rate in Oakland County.
 
7 out of 10 students in 11th and 12th grade have
at least one AP® course on their schedule.
 
Adams. Stoney Creek, and Rochester High
Schools ranked in the 95th percentile
or above for SAT performance in Michigan.
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Among 25,000 high schools across the country,
U.S. News and World Report ranks
Adams, Stoney Creek, and Rochester High
Schools in the top 5% or better.
 
RCS celebrates 24 National Merit Scholarship
semifinalists and 39 commended scholars,
who represent the top 1% of our nation's high
school graduating seniors.
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All elementary schools identified as having high
growth and high achievement for both math
and reading, using the i-Ready assessment tool.
 
RCS students outperformed the state average
by 25% and the county average by 16% in English
language arts and math on M-STEP.
 
92% of RCS third graders met Michigan's reading
requirement, outpacing county and state averages.

News

Kelley Cusmano Michigan Teacher of the Year

Rochester Community Schools teacher, Kelley Cusmano, is the 2024-25 Michigan Teacher of the Year! State Superintendent Dr. Michael F. Rice surprised Ms. Cusmano with the top honor during an assembly with 1,600 students and her colleagues at Rochester High School.

Nicholas Russo
The RCS Board of Education voted on Monday, April 8, to approve the superintendent contract for Nicholas Russo. Mr. Russo will begin his term as superintendent on Monday, July 1, 2024.
Thank you RCS voters

Thank you RCS voters for your support in approving a non-homestead operating millage that enables the district to receive its full per-pupil foundation allowance and restore millage lost as a result of the Headlee Amendment.

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As the winter season approaches, many families ask about the process for school closings, delays or early releases. The foremost factor in any consideration is always student and staff safety.

2024 National Merit Schoalrs

Rochester Community Schools celebrates 39 commended scholars and another 27 students who advanced to semifinalist status through the National Merit® Scholarship Program.

2023 music education award

RCS has again been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. 

RACE graduates

Rochester Community Schools offers learning opportunities for people of all ages, including adults who want to earn their GED or expand their English language skills.

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RCS leverages digital technology to transform learning

RCS Hometown Hustle 2022

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RCS Episodes of Learning: Episode 3, Summer 2023

RCS Virtual Campus

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    Points of Pride

    561 acres

    Primarily within Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Twp.

    1,867

    Highly skilled, caring teachers and staff

    Nearly 15,000

    Students from pre-K thru adult

    97%

    Graduation rate

    95%

    Students attend post-secondary schools

    29

    Advanced Placement courses

    34

    CTE courses in Business, Marketing, Engineering, and Computer Science

    13%

    High mean SAT score than national average

    $228 million

    Operating budget supporting quality student programs

    21 reward schools

    Ranked in the top 5% across the state

    160

    Course electives at the high school level

    72

    MHSAA varsity teams

    120

    Sub-varsity athletic teams

    22

    PTAs and PTSAs districtwide