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Welcome to Rochester Community Schools

Rochester Community Schools 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 13 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, one alternative high school, a virtual campus, and a child care center, more than 14,881 students residing in the Greater Rochester area have the advantage of receiving a world-class education from Michigan’s premier school district.

Our high-quality curriculum, delivered by a skilled, caring staff enables all students to learn at the highest levels. Our students consistently perform above the state and national averages on college entrance exams. Ninety-six percent of our students graduate, and of those, 95 percent attend post-secondary schools.

Programs and services include:

  • A comprehensive curriculum for students in kindergarten through 12th grade
  • Pre-kindergarten classes
  • Transitional kindergarten classes
  • Adult education courses
  • Special education for students up to 26 years of age
  • Before- and after-school child care
  • And, community enrichment programs

We celebrate the performing arts through our theatre productions, delight in the music produced by our band, choir, and orchestra programs, and appreciate the designs of our young artists in the visual arts programs.

Our high-school athletics offerings include more than 75 Michigan High School Athletic Association varsity teams and 90 sub-varsity teams across the district. 

We embrace cultural diversity. More than 55 countries are represented in schools throughout the district, providing our students with the opportunity to learn about, and appreciate, the history and customs of their peers.

We have much to be proud of at Rochester Community Schools.  There’s a definite joy in our work that enables us to truly awaken the potential in every student—a potential that not only serves our young men and women in their K-12 experience, but through their life’s work.

Thank you for your interest in learning more about Rochester Community Schools’ Pride in Excellence.


The Greater Rochester Community

With thirteen elementary schools, four middle schools, three traditional high schools, and an alternative high school, childcare center, and virtual campus, the 14,881 students residing in the greater Rochester area have the advantage of receiving a world-class education.  The District is comprised of 561 acres of property encompassing 66 square miles, primarily in the City of Rochester Hills, the City of Rochester, and Oakland Charter Township.  The well-established communities of Rochester and Rochester Hills include approximately 89,335 residents with a median household income of $91,929.  A combination of rural and suburban settings, as well as close proximity to Oakland University, Ascension Providence Hospital, and the Detroit Metropolitan area, has attracted business professionals and families who enjoy the area's wide array of recreational and cultural activities.  

First page of the PDF file: RCS Fast Facts 2022-23