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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, and a child care 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.

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
  • 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.