Rocklin High School

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Rocklin High School
5301 Victory Lane
Rocklin, CA 95765
United States
Coordinates 38°48′51″N 121°15′06″W / 38.81428°N 121.25174°W / 38.81428; -121.25174Coordinates: 38°48′51″N 121°15′06″W / 38.81428°N 121.25174°W / 38.81428; -121.25174
School type Public, Secondary
Established 1992
Principal Davis Stewart
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,872 (2014-15)[1]
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Rocklin High School is a public high school in Rocklin, California a northeastern suburb located near Sacramento, California.

Visual and performing arts[edit]

Instrumental music[edit]


  • Concert Choir (Non-Auditioned SATB Ensemble open to any Male or Female student at RHS)
  • Advanced Women's Ensemble (Auditioned Ensemble open to any female student at RHS)
  • Chamber Choir (Auditioned SATB Choral Ensemble)
  • Men's Chorale (Non-Auditioned Ensemble open to any RHS male singer) Returning to RHS 2014/15 School Year
  • Thunder Choir (Combined Choirs performing at concerts and festivals)

RHS Directors of a Vocal and Choral Activities

  • David Dick (1993-1997)
  • Ken Harned (1997-1998)
  • Maryann Spiess (1998-2000)
  • Shawn Spiess (2000-2004)
  • Meredith Hawkins (2004-2013)
  • Shawn Spiess (2013–Present)

Participation in the two advanced choirs, Advanced Women's Ensemble and Chamber Choir, is by audition only. RHS choirs perform in various school and community events, and have achieved both gold and silver levels at Heritage Music Festivals. In 2004 RHS Gone Choir was one of seven choirs chosen from around the nation to perform as the National Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall in New York City under the direction of renowned choral conductor Paul Salamunovich. In addition, RHS Honor Choir was one of the two top choirs chosen to perform on its own. In 2010, RHS Chamber Choir took home gold recognition and placed third overall at Heritage Music Festivals. The Advanced Women's Ensemble also received gold recognition and placed first in their category. The choirs at RHS have also had opportunities to perform in Hawaii, San Francisco, Los Angeles, as well as performing with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra in Vancouver, Canada in 2002.


Rocklin High School offers four theatre classes: Drama one is an introductory theatre course. Theatre 2/3 is an intermediate, two-year course with a curriculum that alternates every other year. Theatre four is the advanced theatre class. Technical theatre focuses on the "behind-the-scenes" aspect of theatre including set building. Traditionally, three theatrical productions are performed each year: the Fall Play, the Winter Musical, and the Spring Comedy. The Theatre Four class participates in the Lenaea Festival at California State University, Sacramento.


Four levels of Dance classes are offered, and a course in partner (ballroom) dancing. There is a performing Dance Team (previously called "Rhythm in Blue").

Other achievements[edit]

Rocklin High has an award-winning engineering program. Students used to compete annually in the SkillsUSA competitions, and have earned gold medals at the Regional, State, and National levels.

The 2005-2006 Rocklin High Yearbook placed first in the 2006 NSPA Nashville Convention Best-In-Show for the 325+ page category.[2]

It 2007, Rocklin's theatre four class won eight separate awards at the Lenaea Festival held at California State University, Sacramento.


Rocklin High School has had five principals since it was established in 1993:

  • Phil Spears 1993-2000
  • Debra Hawkins 2000-2005
  • Michael Garrison 2005-2011
  • David Bills 2011–2015
  • Davis Stewart 2015-

David Bills stepped down as principal, and was replaced by an interim principal in January 2015. Davis Stewart took over as principal in the 2015-16 school year.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Rocklin High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ NSPA - Contest Winners Archived 2010-03-26 at the Wayback Machine.

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