Rogers High School (Rhode Island)

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Coordinates: 41°28′6.16″N 71°19′18.34″W / 41.4683778°N 71.3217611°W / 41.4683778; -71.3217611

Rogers High School
Newport, Rhode Island
United States
Type Public High School
Established 1873
Principal Jeffrey B. Goss
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 611 as of 2012-13
Color(s) Red and Black          
Mascot Vikings
Rival Middletown High School
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Rogers High School is a public high school in Newport, Rhode Island. Other public high schools include the Paul Crowley MET School and the Career & Technical School.


The school was founded by educator William Sanford Rogers in 1873 and was named for him.[1] The original Rogers High School building was on Church Street. The school moved to a building Broadway in 1905 and the old building became the Thayer School and later a Boys and Girls Club. In 1957, the school moved to its current location on Wickham Road and the old Broadway building became the location for Thompson Middle School. An expansion to the school, The Newport Area Career and Technical Center, was completed in 1968.


The school's newspaper The Red and Black was first published in 1920,[1] but ceased regular publication in the early 2000s.

The school began their football program in 1890 and their basketball program in 1905.

The school has the second oldest JROTC program in the country, founded in 1916. It also holds the Honor Unit With Distinction rank, the highest unit rank possible.[1]

School Song[edit]

"Fair Rogers " is sung at every commencement ceremony. Words by Harold B. Walcott, Music by H.S. Hendy.

Fair Rogers! Rogers Fair! Thy name... Shall ever stand for holy fame... From childhood's day we've looked to thee... As up to some great deity.


O sing! Ye sons of Rogers! sing... Loud let your rolling anthems ring... And royal praise to Rogers bring... Throughout our city fair.



  1. ^ a b c History