Governor John R. Rogers High School

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For the high school of the same name in Spokane, Washington, see John R. Rogers High School.
Rogers High School
Motto Non scholae, sed vitae
Established 1968
Type Public secondary
Students 1,850+ (2007–2008)
Grades 10–12
Location Puyallup, Washington, United States
District Puyallup School District
Campus Suburban
Colors Navy and light blue
Mascot Ram
Newspaper The Commoner
Website Rogers H.S.

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.[1]


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).[2]

Athletics & Other Activities[edit]

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.[3]


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.[4]



Coordinates: 47°08′18″N 122°18′45″W / 47.13833°N 122.31250°W / 47.13833; -122.31250