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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Rochester Community School District is a top rated, public school district located in Rochester, MI. It has 15,138 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
About Rochester Community School District...
Address
501 West University Dr
Rochester, MI 48307
Telephone
(248) 726-3000

Rochester Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1280
620 responses
Average ACT
29
560 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
15,138
Free or Reduced Lunch
9.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,117
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$171,429,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,343/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    2%

Rochester Community School District Reviews

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I thoroughly enjoyed my time. There were so many things to get involved with and the school spirit was definitely there! Most teachers were very fun to learn from and inspired me a lot! I have many great memories here! What I will say though, is that the disciplinary actions made by administration in the high schools seems to be unfair and sometimes discriminatory. I would like to see the administration take more actions to be more sensitive and treat people of all kinds the same.
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I have been a member of the Rochester Community Schools District for 13 years. Overall, the experience was good. However, the one thing I would like to see change is specifically at Rochester Adams High School. I think our school has a problem with admitting that there are cliques, and the administration likes to believe the students here are accepting of everyone. The problem is many kids have already formed group, and although they may not outright exclude someone else, there is an unspoken rule on who you can and cannot associate yourself with. Some kids have known each other since elementary school, and while that is great, I think many of the students could be more open to making new friends despite not knowing them as well, or if they think they're too different.
I enjoyed the many different opportunities my school has offered. I enjoyed being a part of the cheer program, and the many different activities that they have allowed us to be a part of. I appreciate that I am college ready as a senior, and I appreciate the focus on making a student well rounded. My school always strives for excellence in whatever they do.
I appreciate the extra help I have received along the way. I have an IEP and RCS has always allowed me to work on their team to come up with goals that not only challenged me but has always focused on becoming the person I am today. They have taught me to be a hardworking, assertive, determined individual.