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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Rochester High School is a highly rated, public school located in Rochester, IL. It has 774 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Rochester High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
38 responses
Average ACT
27
113 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$72,183
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$665
National
$949
Median Home Value
$146,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Football games and the student section
    28%
  • School sports
    28%
  • Football Banquet
    22%
  • Senior pics of everyone on the football field
    11%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
774
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,993
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,343/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Rochester High School Reviews

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The offerings Rochester High School had on me made me a successful college student. I was offered multiple college courses and the teachers were knowledgable about the topics. On the other hand, the cafeteria was outstanding. We were able to choose different foods every day! We could choose from sub sandwiches, salad, French fries, fried food, ice cream, etc! Our sport teams were also very athletic. Our football team won eight state championships in the last decade! Our sporting facilities are all updated as well. As I went to school everyday I didn't have to worry about the safety in our school. Because of the recent school shootings around the world, we kept an officer on site of the campus at all times. I felt completely safe every day at school and I felt that the environment of the school was very pleasing and made students eager to learn.
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I had a great experience with teachers that genuinely cared about their subjects and their students. Academics, arts, and sports couldn't be beat in the area and the facilities are new and kept in nice condition. When I graduated in 2017, my graduating class was between 190 and 200 students. Each classroom had between 15-30 students depending on the course level. The school has extremely low diversity, enrolling over 99% white students.
Rochester High School does a very good job of staying on top of the most recent technology. They do their best to expose their students to the best resources they can afford to give them. The teachers do a good job of helping students outside of class time, but they can improve on searching out kids to give extra help to. The teachers usually wait to be asked but some students are embarrassed to get extra help unless it is offered.