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Rochester Public School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Rochester, MN. It has 17,304 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
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
56%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1390
60 responses
Average ACT
28
539 responses
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Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
17,304
Free or Reduced Lunch
39.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,987
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%

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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The majority of the teachers are excellent not only in academics but at the personal level. They genuinely care for their students. Some administrators tend not to listen to their teachers' needs and/or suggestions. Cannot complain about the quality of the education, although sometimes the changes in the curricula can be unnecessary, (Like every day Math)
Sadly the district has lost its no tolerance policy and behaviours are scalating with no consequences. Staff is disrespected and sometimes physically hurt and nothing is done to those students. Sped. Needs children are not accommodated are the right facilityl, finding some aggressive behaviors at a facility that cannot help his/her needs. Staff is quitting the district tired from the lack of discipline and support.
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My experience in the Rochester Public Schools has been great. Teacher who care and an involved student body have made it a really good experience. I went through a tragedy while I was in middle school when my sister passed away, and the school community was a big support in helping me get through it. I've been involved in student clubs and sports, student government and school dances. I wouldn't change any of it.

The place where things could be improved is, of course, funding. Like many schools around the country, classes are too big and students are forced to pay for experiences like field trips and team uniforms.

Thanks for this opportunity to share about my school.
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.