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Community Relations Department

Points of Pride 2017

A History of Excellence

Rochester Community Schools has a rich history that dates back to 1827, 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 Building.

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 more than 1,500 staff members.

“With an annual operating budget of $160 million and a skilled, caring staff, we are poised to continue the tradition of academic excellence that has been established over generations.” ~Superintendent Robert Shaner, Ph.D.

For additional information regarding Rochester Community Schools, please contact the Community Relations Department via either Lori Grein, Director, at lgrein@rochester.k12.mi.us or 248-726-3127 or contact Sharon Ahearn, Secretary, at sahearn@rochester.k12.mi.us or 248-726-3137.