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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
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.
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
1370
82 responses
Average ACT
28
736 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%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$68,574
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$891
National
$949
Median Home Value
$176,100
National
$184,700

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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I like how involved everyone is in our school district. There are always activities going on so there’s always something to do. The district feels extremely safe, and we take the right precautions to staying safe. Every staff member is extremely kind and willing to help no matter what. We have great academics and well trained teachers who help us learn as best we can. I can’t imagine myself playing sports, getting involved, or living in any other district throughout my high school years.
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.