Rockwood Area Junior/Senior High School

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Rockwood Area Junior/Senior High School
437 Somerset Avenue
Rockwood, Pennsylvania 15557
School type Public Junior/Senior High School
Motto Proud of our past, Promoting our present, Focused on our future
School district Rockwood Area School District
NCES District ID 4220520
NCES School ID 422052006210
Supertindent/Principal Mr. Mark Bower
Faculty 64
Grades 7-12
Enrollment 394[1] (2009-10 School Term)
 • Grade 7 58
 • Grade 8 57
 • Grade 9 68
 • Grade 10 56
 • Grade 11 80
 • Grade 12 75
Student to teacher ratio 6:1
Athletics conference PIAA District V
Team name Rockets
Rival Turkeyfoot Valley
Yearbook The Rocket[2]
Communities served Casselman, New Centerville, Rockwood, Seven Springs
Feeder schools Rockwood Elementary School

Rockwood Area Junior/Senior High School is a public junior/senior high school located in westcentral Somerset County. The school is grades 7-12 and serves about 400 students.

Alma Mater[edit]

All hail to thee,
Dear Rockwood High
To thee we will be true.
With everlasting memories
We owe our best to you.
Alma mater, alma mater,
We will pledge our loyalty
With voices raised
We will sing thy praise
For all eternity

Graduation Requirements[edit]

Rockwood students are required to complete 26 credits in coursework[2] in order to participate in commencement exercises. Credits are earned in grades 9-12

Progrsm Area #/Credits Notes
English 4
Mathematics 4 includes possibility of Business Math and/or Accounting, starting with the class of 2012
Science 4 Must include: Biology and Physical Science
Social Studies 4 Must include: World Culture, US History and American Government
Arts/Humanities 1 Must include a course[3] entitled FACS Survival Skills that is taken during the Junior Year
Physical Education 1 0.5 Credit during Freshman Year and .5 Credit during either the 10th, 11th, or 12th Grades
Health 1
Computer Applications 1
Electives/Expos 5.5
TOTAL 26 Credits

Courses Available[edit]

Courses at Rockwood, according to the 2011-12 Course Catalog,[3] include:

  • English
  • Languages - Including Spanish and French
  • Math
  • Business Technology
  • Computer Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Science
  • Agricultural Science
  • Social Studies
  • Yearbook
  • Art
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Music - Including Vocal Groups
  • Family and Consumer Sciences - Includes the FACS Required Course: Survival Skills
  • Health / Physical Education
  • Volunteer Courses - Includes: Partners (A peer to peer match with a disabled student), Library Aide and Gym Aide

Vocational Education[edit]

Students in grades 10-12 who wish to pursue training in a specific career path or field may attend the Somerset County Technology Center in Somerset Township.


Rockwood Area participates in PIAA District V:[4] Students come[2] from Turkeyfoot Valley to participate in Football, Golf, Soccer, and Volleyball, while students from Berlin Brothersvalley come to participate in Wrestling.

Sport Boys/Class Girls/Class
Baseball Class A
Basketball Class A Class A
Football Class A
Golf Class AAAA Class AAAA
Rifle Class AAAA Class AAAA
Soccer Class A Class A
Softball Class A
Tennis Class A
Track and Field Class AA Class A
Volleyball Class A
Wrestling Class AA


  1. ^ "NCES - School Search". U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "RAJSHS Student Handbook 2011-12" (PDF). Rockwood Area School District. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "2011-12 Senior High Student Course Selection Guide" (PDF). Rockwood Area School District. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "PIAA - Schools - Directory - Rockwood Area High School". Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 

Coordinates: 39°55′02″N 79°09′34″W / 39.91730°N 79.15932°W / 39.91730; -79.15932