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Is your child eligible for Kindergarten? It's time for kindergarten registration!
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Learn more about the courses and pathways offered at RPS.
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Facilities Task Force
Find out the latest information on the Facilities Task Force and Boundary Changes.
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Rochester Public Schools ACT Results Are Released
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National Merit Semifinalists Announced
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Is your child eligible for Kindergarten? It's time for kindergarten registration!

Children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2019 are eligible for kindergarten. If your child is eligible for kindergarten but will not be attending the 2019-2020 school year, please call (507) 328-4200 or email so that we may update our records.

You can register online by visiting…/registration___recor…/forms or by visiting the Registration & Records Office M-F 8 AM - 4:45 PM at the Edison Administration Building (615 7th St. SW).

1. Immunization Record (The most recent record you have. We realize your child may not be up to date if they have not yet turned five years old).
2. Certified Birth Certificate (not hospital certificate). Bring your Certified Birth Certificate and we will create a photocopy, no need to purchase an additional certified copy.
3. Early Childhood Developmental Screening Summary (only if your child was screened in another school district).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Non-public students must enroll in Rochester Public Schools to receive transportation, standardized testing, and other student support services. Students planning to attend St. Pius, St. Francis, or Holy Spirit are automatically enrolled in Rochester Public Schools.

For more info on kindergarten, visit:

Learn more about the courses and pathways offered at RPS.

The Rochester Public Schools Course Registration Guide for the 2019-20 school year is ready for review. This year the guide will be primarily distributed to our 8th-11th grade students in an online format.

Course Catalog Cover

Click here to view the course catalog:

There will also be printed copies available at the high schools, or you may download the PDF
by using the PDF viewer below. 

If you have further questions, please contact the counseling departments at your middle and/or high school.

Find out the latest information on the Facilities Task Force and Boundary Changes.
Facilities Task Force

Update from November 27, 2018


  • The goal of the meeting was to determine which information would be placed on a community survey, to be administered by School Perceptions.
  • The task force presented middle school boundary option for a new middle school. This was information only, no decisions were made.
  • The board recommended survey base questions and requested to see the survey question at an upcoming (early January) school board meeting. 



  • Build a new 720 capacity elementary school on property the district currently owns in the NW
  • Reconstruct Bishop elementary to a 720 capacity school
  • Reconstruct Longfellow elementary to a 720 capacity school
  • Build a new 1200 capacity middle school in the SW on property the district would need to purchase (40 acres +/-, with an 80 +/- option for a future HS and ES). 
  • Safety and security upgrades to occur at schools without a secure entrance

The facilities task force has also recommended specific district program moves to increase capacity and balance diversity district-wide (such as socio-economic status and ethnicity). This information may not present itself on the community survey, but the information has been discussed at length over the past several months in both citizen voice and school board meetings. Programming changes have not been determined by the school board and will not be determined until later in the referendum process.

  • 45/15 schedule at Longfellow and/or Pinewood elementary schools
  • Montessori program relocates to Hoover
  • Spanish Immersion and Newcomer programs relocate to Bishop and Bamber elementary schools
  • Highly Gifted programming may potentially expand to all middle schools; Friedell middle school building would be repurposed


  • Reconstruct Churchill to a 600 – 720 capacity building
  • New lighting and sound systems at all 3 HS auditoriums
  • Close 3 pools at the middle schools, add a competition pool at Century, correct depth at Mayo for equity and to reduce operating costs and Long Term Facilities Maintenance work
  • Site equity for the 3 HS; turf, restrooms, concessions, and storage


  • Citizen Voice Question and Answer event on December 17 from 5:30-6:30 in the Edison Board Room.
  • The Project Oversight Committee (POC) is working with School Perceptions (this is an independent research firm that specializes in conducting surveys for public schools) to design a draft survey during the month of December.
  • The intent of the survey is to help gauge the community’s interest in a referendum and at what cost.
  • The task force will review the survey questions later in December.
  • The school board will review the survey questions in early January.
  • Once approved by the school board, the survey will be mailed to all residents in the district and is administered by School Perceptions in January/February. 
  • Residents may take the survey via an online method or a mail-in model during the month of January and/or February.
  • The survey will be available in multiple languages.
  • Survey results will be presented to the task force and school board in early March.
  • After the results are reviewed, the school board will potentially make a decision on referendum questions and values.



Rochester Public Schools ACT Results Are Released

Rochester Public Schools ACT Results Are Released

Rochester, MN - The Minnesota Department of Education has released the results of the ACT-tested graduates for the graduating class of 2018. Minnesota students again topped the nation on the ACT college entrance exam, among the 19 states where 90 percent or more students took the college entrance exam, earning a composite score of 21.3. At Rochester Public Schools (RPS), the average composite score exceeds the state average, with a 22.3 score. This is a slight increase from 2017.

 Here’s a look at the graduating class of 2018’s ACT results:

  • In the area of English, 63% of RPS students met or exceeded the ACT Benchmark Score of 18, compared to the state of Minnesota’s average of 60%. A benchmark score is the minimum score needed on an ACT subject-area test to indicate a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher, or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in corresponding credit-bearing college courses.
  • In the area of math, 52% of RPS students taking the ACT met or exceeded the benchmark score, compared to the state average of 47%. The ACT benchmark for mathematics is 22.
  • In the area of reading, RPS exceeded the state average by 7%, with 55% of RPS students meeting the benchmark score of 22.
  • In the area of science, 47% of RPS students taking the ACT met or exceeded the benchmark score, compared with the state average of 42%. The ACT benchmark for science is 23.

The ACT data is a measurement of college and career readiness. It measures whether students are meeting college and career benchmarks. “The data gives us a good look at how we are preparing students for college and career readiness,” said Superintendent Munoz. “We also use the ACT data trends beginning in Kindergarten, as we are committed to college and career preparedness for all of our students.”


National Merit Semifinalists Announced


Nineteen Rochester Public Schools Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists 

Rochester, MN The National Merit Scholarship Program announced last week that 283 students from Minnesota have been named semifinalists for 2019. Nineteen of those students are from Rochester Public Schools. The Minnesota seniors are among about 16,000 semifinalists named as part of the annual academic competition. The students, who were selected based on scores on a PSAT qualifying test, will compete for some 7,500 scholarships worth more than $31 million, to be awarded this spring. 

The complete list of semifinalists is below: 


Brooks Boie 

Anjali Goradia 

Helen Jiayi Jin-Lee 

Michelle Mai 

Jared Nathan 

Grace Odell 

Nathan Schatz 

Breanna Shen 

Tracy Zhang 


Luke Sztajnkrycer 


Isabella Dunbar 

Yuxuan Geng 

Ardaas Kanwar 

Sandhya Kumar 

Claire McLellan-Cassivi 

Ingrid Wilder 

Katherine Williamson 

William Yang 

Marcus Yao 


All your back to school information in one place!

Kids getting on a school bus

Start off the school year right.
Here you will find school supply lists, calendars, health forms, and more.

School Year Calendars
School Supply Lists

Meet the Teacher Dates
Student Nutrition Information
Transportation Forms and Questions
Skyward Family Access
Student Health Services

Get the 2018-2019 Calendar Here!
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The school board approved the 2018-2019 calendar with a pre Labor Day start for District schools. See the highlights below:

• First day of school – August 27, 2018

• Last day of school – May 31, 2019

• Graduation – May 25, 2019

Looking for the 2018-2019 Calendar? 

Click the image below for a printable version.