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Welcome to the Rochester Area School District!

Our school community is unique in that all of our students, from kindergarten through twelfth grade, are educated in the same K-12 complex. This setup allows our students and staff to develop close, interpersonal relationships. The RASD serves the children in Rochester Township, Rochester Borough and East Rochester. We have approximately 770 students in our district.

We are fortunate to have  dedicated faculty and staff members who challenge themselves to provide quality learning experiences for our students. Recently, our staff and community collaborated to revise our district’s comprehensive plan. This plan sets our course for the next six years for our school district. The Comprehensive Plan also guides the superintendent's goals. We have four main goals for our district.

These overarching goals include the following:

HIGH ACADEMIC STANDARDS/ IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT - Increase student achievement in reading, math and science and decrease the achievement gap.

  • K-12 Curriculum Review and Alignment
  • Data Analysis
  • Graduation Pathways - Partnership with local school districts, trades and colleges
  • Diversity & Inclusion Team (Cultural Competency) formation and training

SUPPORTIVE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES - Provide a safe and nurturing environment for our children to achieve academic and life-long success.

  • School safety and security program
  • MTSS program implementation
  • SWPBIS program implementation
  • Diversity & Inclusion Team (Cultural Competency) formation and training

TECHNOLOGY - Increase the technology resources that are available for our students and improve the integration of these resources.

  • Apple 1-1 iPad initiative
  • Staff, student and community training
  • Technology integration and infrastructure

POSITIVE COMMUNITY RELATIONS - Involve the greater school community to improve relationships and communication.

  • Community Partnerships/Community Involvement
  • Communication - RamLife Newsletter
  • Facebook page/Website
  • Diversity & Inclusion Team (Cultural Competency) formation and training


Click here to see an overview of our Comprehensive Plan.
Your feedback is always welcome. If you would like to comment on the comprehensive plan, please use this link to do so.

The Superintendent has received a rating of either proficient or distinguished on each of the goals established through the Comprehensive Plan since 2013. 
Superintendent's Rating

The Pennsylvania Department of Education recently released the School Performance Profiles for every school in the state.
Click here to see our SPP.