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ABOUT RPS
 
(UPDATED NOVEMBER 2017)


                     Minnesota outline with Rochester marked by a heart symbol

  •  7th largest district in the state of MN
  •  More than 17,900 students
  • 17.9% of our students are Special Education
  • Employs nearly 3,000 SE Minnesota Community Members
  • Our district spans 218 square miles
  • More than 80 spoken languages in our schools
  • 76% of RPS teachers have an advanced degree (Master’s Degree or the equivalency)
  • 17 Elementary Schools, 4 Middle Schools, 3 High 
     Schools, 
    and 1 Alternative Learning Center
  • 6 District-Wide Programs
  • 2017-2018 General Fund budget: $219,135,699
  • Yearly per-student spending is $12,252
  • Offering enrichment from birth through adulthood  
         


OUR GRADUATION RATE CONTINUES TO INCREASE YEAR OVER YEAR.

Graduation Stats

   
     
 84% OF SENIORS SURVEYED ATTEND POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.

Here’s where you’ll find our graduates:

Stanford, Yale, Harvard, Purdue, University of Minnesota, MIT, USC, RCTC, The Ohio State University

15.3% enlist in military enter the workforce full-time or other.

     

                Finalist    CLASS OF 2017

 24
National Merit Commended students
  6  National Merit Semi-Finalists
 12 National Merit Finalists
 52 Top-ranking seniors (4.0 GPA)  
 
   
 

 ADULT EDUCATION, ESL, & COLLEGE PROGRAMS AT HAWTHORNE:


2,084
students served
      80 GED Graduates
      10 High School Diplomas Graduates
      35 New Citizens
      22 Students completed the Para Career Pathway Program
      45 Students completed their CNA certification
   144 students served in the Bridges to Healthcare Program
   124 students served in the Transition to College Program
      43 students transitioned to RCTC this year
       22 students transitioned to Mayo School of Health Science

     


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