Rochester Community High School

Summary:

Rochester Community High School is a public high school serving grades 8-12 with a total enrollment of 610 students in Rochester, Indiana. The school is part of the Rochester Community School Corporation, which is ranked 218 out of 364 school districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Rochester Community High School has a significantly higher percentage of white students (89.34%) compared to the surrounding schools, its academic performance, as measured by ILEARN and SAT test scores, is generally lower. For example, in 2022-2023, only 12.4% of students were proficient in ILEARN Math, compared to 35.97% at Triton Junior-Senior High School and 41.61% at Pioneer Junior-Senior High School. Additionally, Rochester Community High School's four-year graduation rate of 95.9% in 2022-2023 is lower than the surrounding schools, which range from 88.3% to 100%, and it has a higher chronic absenteeism rate of 26.0% compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 11.1% to 22.1%.

The higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at Rochester Community High School (56.89%) may be contributing to the school's lower academic performance and higher chronic absenteeism rates. While the school is generally performing lower than the surrounding schools, there are a few exceptions, such as Culver Community Middle/High School, which is located about 15 miles away and has lower academic performance and graduation rates than Rochester Community High School. The school may need to focus on addressing the needs of its economically disadvantaged students and consider ways to increase racial diversity, as research has shown that diverse learning environments can benefit all students.


Detail:

Public 8-12

 1 Zebra Ln
       Rochester, IN  46975


(574) 223-2176

District: Rochester Community School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
241st of 403 Indiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,984 Help


Feeder schools for Rochester Community High School:

Elementary:    Columbia Elementary School
    George M Riddle Elementary School
Middle:    Rochester Community Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.4 Help
Number of students:  610

Racial breakdown:

White:
89.3%
Hispanic:
5.1%
Two or more races:
3.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Rochester Community High School ranks worse than 59.8% of high schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.73. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Rochester Community High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (89.3%), Hispanic (5.1%), two or more races (3.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 56.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rochester Community High School is 12.4. (See more...)
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Compare Rochester Community High School employs 48.8 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Rochester Community High School is $11,984.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rochester Community High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Rochester Community High School 241st of 403 Indiana public high schools. (See Rochester Community High School in the ranking list.)

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Rochester Community School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks Rochester Community School Corp 218th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Rochester Community High School

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Rank History for all students at Rochester Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 67.68 93rd 349 73.4%
2006 63.56 124th 349 64.5%
2007 62.86 143rd 354 59.6%
2008 67.42 109th 360 69.7%
2009 70.50 104th 364 71.4%
2010 27.33 278th 362 23.2%
2011 38.57 227th 364 37.6%
2012 49.15 164th 373 56.0%
2013 31.16 248th 353 29.7%
2014 47.80 166th 379 56.2%
2015 39.64 264th 400 34.0%
2016 37.75 274th 394 30.5%
2017 36.99 270th 380 28.9%
2018 48.17 222nd 385 42.3%
2019 38.17 259th 389 33.4%
2021 41.30 234th 388 39.7%
2022 46.56 227th 409 44.5%
2023 40.73 241st 398 39.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Rochester Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 25.77 237th 285 16.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rochester Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 50.56 168th 379 55.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Rochester Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 40.54 227th 388 41.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Rochester Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.40 237th 383 38.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Rochester Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 28.87 114th 164 30.5%
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Rank History for White students at Rochester Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 36.70 247th 378 34.7%
2023 26.38 295th 375 21.3%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Rochester Community High School Test Scores
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Data source: Indiana Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Rochester Community High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 587 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 590
1989 547 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1990 517 2 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 521
1991 485 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 487
1992 470 3 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 477
1993 503 1 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 507
1994 517 0 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 520
1995 549 1 2 7 1 n/a n/a 0 560
1996 549 1 2 7 1 n/a n/a 0 560
1997 565 2 5 8 0 n/a n/a 1 581
1998 596 3 2 9 0 n/a n/a 0 610
1999 590 3 3 10 0 n/a n/a 0 606
2000 587 5 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 604
2001 552 3 4 9 0 n/a n/a 0 568
2002 510 7 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 527
2003 510 7 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 527
2004 532 9 6 4 1 n/a n/a 0 552
2005 549 10 5 4 2 n/a n/a 0 570
2006 576 7 4 6 2 n/a n/a 0 595
2007 580 5 8 7 3 n/a n/a 5 608
2008 566 6 10 7 3 n/a n/a 9 601
2009 559 5 14 6 1 n/a n/a 16 601
2010 563 4 14 7 2 n/a n/a 18 608
2011 519 1 10 10 2 0 23 0 565
2012 525 0 5 13 2 1 25 0 571
2013 511 2 5 20 3 2 21 0 564
2014 493 4 3 27 3 2 19 0 551
2015 473 2 4 26 5 3 19 0 532
2016 475 3 4 23 6 2 19 0 532
2017 465 2 4 28 6 2 20 0 527
2018 476 1 1 31 9 1 17 0 536
2019 454 2 1 25 5 0 15 0 502
2020 442 4 2 32 5 0 20 0 505
2021 464 4 2 25 2 0 20 0 517
2022 576 3 4 26 1 0 23 0 633
2023 545 6 4 31 1 0 23 0 610

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Rochester Community High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 590 30.7 19.2 7.3
1989 550 31.3 17.5 9.1
1990 521 30.1 17.3 10.4
1991 487 32.4 15.0 9.2
1992 477 32.2 14.8 10.5
1993 507 31.4 16.1 10.8
1994 520 30.5 17.0 8.5
1995 560 30.8 18.2 4.5
1996 560 30.8 18.2 4.5
1997 581 31.9 18.2 6.2
1998 610 32.9 18.5 6.2
1999 606 34.4 17.6 9.9
2000 604 32.8 18.4 12.6
2001 568 32.8 17.3 12.9
2002 527 32.3 16.3 19.7
2003 527 32.3 16.3 19.7
2004 552 30.9 17.9 22.3
2005 570 29.6 19.3 20
2006 595 30.5 19.5 27.7
2007 608 n/a n/a 23.5
2008 601 28.0 21.5 28.7
2009 601 28.4 21.2 34
2010 608 30.3 20.0 36.3
2011 565 32.0 17.6 39.6
2012 571 35.5 16.0 43.4
2013 564 35.5 15.8 43.6
2014 551 34.0 16.2 42.6
2015 532 33.0 16.1 39.8
2016 532 33.0 16.1 42.1
2017 527 33.0 15.9 43.1
2018 536 37.7 14.1 41.8
2019 502 38.3 13.0 41.6
2020 505 36.4 13.8 45.5
2021 517 37.6 13.7 49.3
2022 633 46.5 13.6 51.8
2023 610 48.8 12.4 56.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Rochester Community High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 590 30.7 19.2 7.3
1989 550 31.3 17.5 9.1
1990 521 30.1 17.3 10.4
1991 487 32.4 15.0 9.2
1992 477 32.2 14.8 10.5
1993 507 31.4 16.1 10.8
1994 520 30.5 17.0 8.5
1995 560 30.8 18.2 4.5
1996 560 30.8 18.2 4.5
1997 581 31.9 18.2 6.2
1998 610 32.9 18.5 6.2
1999 606 34.4 17.6 9.9
2000 604 32.8 18.4 12.6
2001 568 32.8 17.3 12.9
2002 527 32.3 16.3 19.7
2003 527 32.3 16.3 19.7
2004 552 30.9 17.9 22.3
2005 570 29.6 19.3 20
2006 595 30.5 19.5 27.7
2007 608 n/a n/a 23.5
2008 601 28.0 21.5 28.7
2009 601 28.4 21.2 34
2010 608 30.3 20.0 36.3
2011 565 32.0 17.6 39.6
2012 571 35.5 16.0 43.4
2013 564 35.5 15.8 43.6
2014 551 34.0 16.2 42.6
2015 532 33.0 16.1 39.8
2016 532 33.0 16.1 42.1
2017 527 33.0 15.9 43.1
2018 536 37.7 14.1 41.8
2019 502 38.3 13.0 41.6
2020 505 36.4 13.8 45.5
2021 517 37.6 13.7 49.3
2022 633 46.5 13.6 51.8
2023 610 48.8 12.4 56.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Rochester Community High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $298 (2.9%) $10,102 (97.1%) $10,400
2020 $290 (2.8%) $10,089 (97.2%) $10,380
2021 $505 (4.7%) $10,126 (95.2%) $10,632
2022 $1,726 (14.4%) $10,259 (85.6%) $11,984

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Rochester Community High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 259th of 389 High schoolsRanks 241st of 398 High schools
 6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Rochester Community High School)31.726
 5.7%
   End of Course Biology (Rochester Community School Corp)32.426
 6.4%
   End of Course Biology (Indiana)38.629
 9.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students502610
 21.5%
African American26
 200%
American Indian51
 80%
Asian14
 300%
Hispanic2531
 24%
Pacific Islander00
White454545
 20%
Two or More Races1523
 53.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients41.6%56.9%
 15.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Rochester Community High School

Rochester Community High School ranks 241st of 403 Indiana high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Rochester Community High School are 89% White, 5% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 610 students attended Rochester Community High School.

Rochester Community High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Columbia Elementary School
Elementary : George M Riddle Elementary School
Middle : Rochester Community Middle School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Indiana Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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