A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
615 7th St Sw
Rochester, MN 55902
Telephone
(507) 328-3000

Rochester Public School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1370
48 responses
Average ACT
28
443 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
17,008
Free or Reduced Lunch
38.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,987
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$212,745,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,631/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    4%

Rochester Public School District Reviews

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Rochester is a safe, and family-friendly place to live in. The public schools provide a safe and welcoming campus for all students to learn at. Most staff at these public schools are very friendly and helpful towards everyone. Academics is put above everything else. Teachers encourage struggling students, and so do their piers.

Most academic subjects are taught professionally by teachers, however some bias does still pertain in certain areas, like the English department.

Rochester public school's academic standings are among the highest in Minnesota. Students here excel in their learnings, and encourage and help their peers. The environment at these schools are very encouraging and friendly, not just from the staff, but also from the students.
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It​ had been a fine school district until they decided to not hold certain populations of the schools accountable for their behavior. They have consqences for the white students, but not others that do the same behavior. They also need to reevaluate their expectations of the students and teach at the developmentally​ level of the students, not what the state expectations are for a specific grade. They also need to consider dyslexia as a special education need.
The AP classes are well taught by teachers who know what they're doing. The administration, however, can be seen as people who care about high school sports more than actual academics. The administration does not take student suggestions or opinions very well. Overall, I have found my education to be satisfactory.