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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.

With thirteen elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, one alternative high school and one childcare center, more than 15,000 students residing in the greater Rochester area have the advantage of receiving a world-class education from Michigan’s premier school district. Programs and services include: pre-kindergarten classes for children, ages 3 and 4 years; comprehensive K-12 curriculum; adult education courses; special education for ages 0-26; award-winning art and music programs; before and after-school child care; and community enrichment programs. 


Now Hiring

RCS is part of a treasured community that is looking to hire. Be a part of their team. Full- and part-time positions are available with competitive pay.

International Academy Lottery 2022

Lottery results are now available for students who wish to attend the International Academy for the 2022-23 school year. Acceptance to this school of choice is based on both academic records and placement test results.


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As the winter season approaches, many families ask about the process for school closings, delays or early releases.

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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. For further information call 248-726-5950.

First Tech Challenge, Nov. 13, 2021

RCS high school robotics students hosted 36 middle school teams in the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics qualifier. 

All three high-school bands unite

All three high-school bands, drumlines and color guards united for a wonderful evening of music and presentation!

Working hard on a professional development day

Educators are sharing professional development, discussing: noticing student strengths, building teamwork within classrooms, nurturing social-emotional wellness, illustrating a growth mindset, and collaborating with colleagues.

Girls dive deep into their STEM interests

RCS middle-school and high-school girls are taking a deep dive into their STEM interests through the STEM CADettes, a new group led by the Rochester Robotics Team - The FEDS 201! Participants learned how to drive a robot and understand basic First Robotics Competition game layouts.

Rochester Hills Fire Department visited Long Meadow's Transitional Kindergarten classes

Our transitional kindergarten friends enjoyed a visit from the Rochester Hills Fire Department. They listened to a story and learned about the important suit and tools they wear to keep them safe!

RCS social-emotional wellness task force share updates

Members of the RCS social-emotional wellness task force share updates with the community highlighting the district's social-emotional learning journey. 

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RCS reflects on 2021 shining moments

RCSF Hometown Hustle 5K

RCS mitigation measures to stay safe

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    Points of Pride

    523 acres

    Primarily within Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Twp.


    Highly skilled, caring teachers and staff


    Students from pre-K thru adult


    Graduation rate


    Students attend post-secondary schools


    Advanced Placement courses


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


    High mean SAT score than national average

    $183 million

    Operating budget supporting quality student programs

    11 reward schools

    Ranked in the top 5% across the state


    Course electives at the high school level


    MHSAA varsity teams


    Sub-varsity athletic teams


    PTAs and PTSAs districtwide