Rolla High School

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Rolla Senior High School
900 Bulldog Run
Rolla, Missouri 65401
United States
Coordinates 37°57′02″N 91°45′59″W / 37.9506°N 91.7663°W / 37.9506; -91.7663Coordinates: 37°57′02″N 91°45′59″W / 37.9506°N 91.7663°W / 37.9506; -91.7663
School type Public
Established 1921
Principal Pritchett
Grades 10-12
Gender Co-ed
Enrollment Approx. 1050
School color(s)          Maroon and Silver
Mascot Bulldog
Rival Waynesville High School
Newspaper The Echo
Yearbook The Growler

Rolla Senior High School in Rolla, Missouri has a population of about 1050 students. The school's mascot is the Bulldog with the colors of maroon and silver (formerly maroon, gray, and gold). The high school offers many clubs, including Student Council (StuCo) as part of Missouri Associations of Student Councils, Key Club, Octagon Club, DECA, FFA, FCCLA, Chess Club, Improvisation Club, Spanish Club, German Club, French Club, Latin Club, and the new addition Link Crew and HOSA Future Health Professionals. There are two student publications at RHS: The Growler yearbook and The Echo newspaper.


Among the high school's predecessor buildings was the Rolla Building that opened in 1871. It was shared with the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in its first year of existence. The college bought the building for $25,000 in 1875 and it remains in use as the school's mathematics library after being extensively renovated.[1]

The present school dates to 1921. In 1989 an addition was made to the high school which nearly doubled its classrooms. For the most part the hard sciences remain in the older portions of the building and other subjects are dispersed in between halls.

During the 2006–2007 school year, the parking lot was expanded to accommodate the growing number of commuting students with their own vehicles. The extra room was created by tearing down a nearby house.

The high school started the 2008–2009 year with a new principal, Mr. Nathan Hoven, after the previous principal Dr. Roger Berkbuegler retired after 28 years as the principal of Rolla Senior High School.


Rolla High School's Bulldog Athletic teams compete year-round.

AP courses offered[edit]

  • AP Java
  • AP European History
  • AP American History
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Psychology
  • AP English
  • AP Music Theory
  • Other AP tests can be taken at the behest of students. Students have been known to study on their own and do exceedingly well on AP tests.[citation needed] AP Biology, AP Macro/Micro Econ, and AP Calculus BC have all been administered without the class being offered.

Notable alumni[edit]


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