Governor John R. Rogers High School
|Rogers High School|
|Motto||Non scholae, sed vitae|
|Location||Puyallup, Washington, United States|
|District||Puyallup School District|
|Colors||Navy and light blue|
Governor John R. Rogers High School is a high school in the Puyallup School District of Washington, United States. Commonly referred to as "Rogers" or "RHS," the high school is named after former Washington State governor John Rankin Rogers. It was first opened in 1968. As of October 2010, 1,844 students were enrolled.
Between the three comprehensive high schools in the district, Rogers ranks second in test scores. In the 2009–2010 school year, 10th graders showed 84.1% competency in Reading, 45.7% in Math, 93.4% in Writing and 43.0% in Science on the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE).
Athletics & Other Activities
Rogers currently competes in the South Puget Sound League's south division, which also includes rivals Puyallup High School, Emerald Ridge High School, and Bethel High School. This division falls under the 4A classification, which is for the largest schools in the state. Rogers has 10 WIAA-sanctioned sports in which they compete in the 4A South Puget Sound League.
Rogers High School supports a sizable number of elective offerings such as art, music, drama, debate, world languages, business and marketing, leadership, teaching careers, and medical science. In addition, unique career pathway programs (called magnet programs in the Puyallup School District) include JROTC, botany, ACE academy (construction and drafting), and welding.
RHS students have won many state awards from the Washington Journalism Education Association and the Washington State Music Teachers Association, and national awards from the Journalism Education Association.
- Chad Eaton – Retired NFL Defensive End, Seattle Seahawks
- Martin Edlund – CEO, Malaria No More
- Robert Gauthreaux III – Meteorologist, WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Brandon Gibson – Wide Receiver, Miami Dolphins
- Nick Harmer – Bass player, Death Cab for Cutie
- Brian Johnson – Multimedia Journalist, KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Missouri
- Jason Johnson (Canadian football), former Canadian Football League player
- Mimi Jung – Anchor/Reporter, KING-TV in Seattle, Washington
- Washington State Report Card