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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Rochester Public School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Rochester, MN. It has 17,449 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
About Rochester Public School District...
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
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1360
79 responses
Average ACT
28
707 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
17,449
Free or Reduced Lunch
36.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,790
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$212,745,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,481/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%

Rochester Public School District Reviews

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My experience at the Rochester public school district has been tough like every other student but definitely worthwhile. As a student I learn not only how to balance academics, social life, as well as extra curriculars, I get to experience collaborating with a very diverse population of students. From different ways of thinking to different cultures and beliefs, that has been the high light of my high school career. Unfortunately, as high school is, there are always the few that make it worse for the many, however, that does not impede my learning or enjoyment of my high school experience.
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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.
I have been enrolled in Rochester public schools for my entire elementary, middle school, and high school education. Elementary i went to 2 different school because a lot of students had to transfer so more kids could go to another school. The schools were both elementary but were drastically different. The second school i went to was way more diverse. The middle school i went to i would say was the second best in the district. The school treated us like very little children even though we should have more trust from them and more responsibility. The highschool i went to was average. I basically learned everything online and taught myself topics just to maintain my high grades.