Rochester Community High School

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Rochester Community High School
Rochester Community High School Zebra.jpg
1 Zebra Lane
Rochester, Indiana, Fulton County 46975
Coordinates 41°03′27″N 86°13′27″W / 41.05750°N 86.22417°W / 41.05750; -86.22417Coordinates: 41°03′27″N 86°13′27″W / 41.05750°N 86.22417°W / 41.05750; -86.22417
Type Public high school
Motto Education to Build 21st Century Skills[4]
Established 1965 (Consolidation of Rochester High School and Richland Center High School)
School district Rochester Community School Corporation
Principal Adam Strasser[1]
Faculty 34
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 551
Athletics IHSAA:
2A (Football)
3A (All Other Sports)[2]
Athletics conference Three Rivers Conference
Team name Zebras
Rivals Tippecanoe Valley
Newspaper Zebra Tales
Yearbook Manitou Ripples
Gym Capacity 2321[3]

Rochester Community High School is located in Rochester, Indiana.


The school mascot is the Zebra. Students and staff refer to this zebra as "Zebbie" and have a plush "Zebbie Zebra" placed in a large glass case at the main student entrance. The school is a member of the TRC (Three Rivers Conference), which includes the school districts of North Manchester, Northfield, North Miami, Rochester, Southwood, Tippecanoe Valley, Wabash, Whitko. The school plays at the 3A level in every sport except for football, which plays at the 2A classification.

The school principal is Adam Strasser. The school newspaper is Zebra Tales and the school yearbook is called Manitou Ripples, named after nearby Lake Manitou.

In the 2007-2008 school year RHS became a "New Tech" high school, which means that assignments are project and technology based.

Starting with the 2007-2008 school year, Rochester Community Schools began a balanced school-year calendar, meaning that students go to school for nine weeks and then have two weeks off throughout the school year. The first of the two weeks off is an inter-session period where students who need help still attend school for extra help.

There are a variety of clubs and sports in which students can take part. The clubs/activities include: Art Club, Band, Bowling Club, Calculus Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Class Officers, Dance Team, Environmental Club(P.E.A.C.E), FCA, F.C.C.L.A., F.F.A., Key Club, National Honor Society, Peer Helpers, PEP, Problem Solvers, School Newspaper(Zebra Tales), School Yearbook (Manitou Ripples), Spanish Club, Student Council, Tri-Epsilon (Drama), and Vocal Music. The sports include Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Girls/Guys Golf, Girls/Guys Soccer, Girls/Guys Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Track, Baseball, Girls Softball, Girls/Guys Basketball, Swimming, Wrestling, and Interscholastic Athletics.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Seiler, Christina. "Strasser is new RHS principal". The Rochester Sentinel. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Gym Sizes". Indiana High School Basketball Historical Society. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Rochester High School". Rochester High School. Rochester Community School Corporation. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 

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