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Rochester School District is a public school district located in Rochester, WA. It has 2,195 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
10140 Highway 12 SW
Rochester, WA 98579
Telephone
(360) 273-9242
Website

Rochester School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1140
32 responses
Average ACT

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,195
Free or Reduced Lunch
52.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,052
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$21,792,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,933/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    5%

Rochester School District Reviews

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e school district with limited opportunities for students to find success an grow. Rochester is a census-designated place in Thurston County, Washington, United States. It was founded in 1852, and the 2010 census recorded its population at 2,388. Near the highway and placed near another town that is rated in the top 50 for crime in WA state, it gives students only to get a basic low level education if lucky. Most don't leave with any benefited knowledge or know how to succeed. I would strongly tell any parent who even slightly worried for their students to go far in life and how better chances for success to take them else where to another district, one that connects to the community and allows for learning and real student growth.
Also it is very unlikely to help students learn to about health, future options, and is a area known for higher drug usage.
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I attended Rochester School District for all of my years in public school and I absolutely loved it! With such a small tight-knit community, it was so easy to connect with my community members and gain amazing experiences and opportunities over my years in the district. The schools consist of amazing teachers and administrators who were always excited to learn new ways to make learning more fun for the students who attended Rochester School District. I saw the district grow from a small, little-known area, to a place where everyone was moving within a few years! The academics are great, and the schools were given many awards from the state and other institutions for the state-testing scores and other criteria. I would recommend Rochester School District to anyone, and would even have my own children attend the schools for their education in the future.
Rochester School District is one of many rural and country-esque school districts throughout the country. However, Rochester is not an average school district. Though the statistical measurement of this school isn't anything to be upset about, the student perspective of the school is less than desirable. Many students feel as if some of the teachers have no passion for teaching the future of our country, nor do they have any desire to spark any sort of determination or drive behind any one student's path of education. Make no mistake, there are excellent teachers at RHS, however, there are still ones who teach without any sense of passion. Students are the future of this world, and in a world of exponential development, education should not be a bottle neck .