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Rochester Community Schools is a district unlike any other. Our community culture is one that promotes love, belonging, hope and inspiration. Together with our families, teachers, administrators, staff and community members, we unite to support the very important task of providing our children with the knowledge and tools to excel beyond what even they thought was possible.

When we stop to think about the human potential that is presented to us each day, it is truly awe-inspiring. Achieving excellence is hard work. It is about dedication, tenacity, grit and commitment. It is about being curious enough to explore unconventional options and opportunities. It is about taking risks, while learning and growing from mistakes. And, it is about doing the right things for the right reasons and inspiring others to do the same. 

Our students represent the pride and legacy of our entire community.

A History of Excellence

Rochester Community Schools has a rich history that dates back to 1821, when townships with 50 families or more were required to have a schoolmaster. At that time, it was generally assumed that three months of schooling was reasonable. In 1889, the original school building was built at Fourth Street and Wilcox. In 1916, the first high school was built on the same site, which currently serves as the Administration Center. At present, the Rochester Community School District includes 523 acres of property encompassing 66 square miles primarily within the City of Rochester, the City of Rochester Hills, and Oakland Charter Township. The district employs approximately 1,500 staff members. 

RCS Cabinet

  • John Silveri, Interim Superintendent
  • Debi Fragomeni, Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
  • Cory Heitsch, Assistant Superintendent of Early Childhood and Elementary Education (TK-5)
  • Matt McDaniel, Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations and FOIA Coordinator 
  • Dave Murphy, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
  • Dr. Neil DeLuca, Executive Director of Secondary Education
  • Lori Grein, Executive Director of Strategic Communications
  • Christina Whitmore, Executive Administrator for Office of the Superintendent