Rosemount High School
|Rosemount High School|
3335 142nd Street West
|Motto||Pride in the Past|
Performance in the Present
Promise in the Future
|Teaching staff||106.30 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||19.62|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue & Gold|
|Athletics conference||South Suburban Conference|
|Website||Rosemount High School|
Rosemount High School is a public four-year high school in Rosemount, Minnesota, founded in 1918. The school is part of Minnesota Independent School District 196 (Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District). The school competes in the South Suburban Conference of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL).
As of the 2018-2019 school year Rosemount High School offered 19 Advanced Placement classes and 9 College In the Schools (CIS) Courses.
The demographic breakdown of the 2,112 students enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year was:
- Male - 53.3%
- Female - 46.7%
- Native American/Alaskan - 0.4%
- Asian/Pacific islander - 6.4%
- Black - 6.3%
- Hispanic - 4.3%
- White - 81.7%
- Multiracial - 0.9%
In addition, 17.6% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunches.
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Rosemount High School is a modern, well-equipped public comprehensive high school with an enrollment in excess of 2000 students in grades 9 through 12. Campus and building features include: 650 seat state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center, Online library catalog and more than 20 research databases covering all subject areas available 24/7, Over 100 classrooms including specialized science labs, lecture areas and small instructional settings, A 110-acre (0.45 km2) campus which includes a 3,200 seat, lighted outdoor football, soccer and 8-lane, all-weather track stadium, Video production facility with Public-access television cable TV to classrooms, Fully equipped strength-conditioning-fitness facility, Dance studio Voice mail and e-mail for all faculty and staff, and Parent access to student data through School View.
Rosemont High School was one of the first high schools created in the District 196 Educational board. As the population in the area increased, Rosemount was given the "call" by the city to branch off into another high school, making Apple Valley High School. Rosemount got "the call" twice more to branch off into Eagan High School and Eastview High school, their "division rivals".
In the mid-1900s, the Carroll family donated a large tract of undeveloped forest north of one of their farms to Rosemount High School on the condition that it never be sold or developed other than the minimal amount necessary to support walking paths. The area located on the grounds of RHS is known as "Carroll's Woods" and serves as a recreational area and lesson space for students. It is connected to the city's Schwarz Pond Park and the Schwarz Pond beside the High School.
Rosemount Middle School and Scott Highlands Middle School feed Rosemount High School.
- Craig Kusick, Former major league baseball player, former baseball coach and physical education teacher
- Kurt Bills, economics and political science teacher, as well a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 2012 Republican Party of Minnesota Nominee for United States Senator
- Lona Williams, producer of films including Drop Dead Gorgeous (1985)
- Tom Preissing, professional hockey player, Colorado Avalanche (1997)
- Peter Breitmayer, actor in films including Changeling (1983)
- Robert M. Boche, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Tom Compton, offensive lineman, Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons including participation in Super Bowl LI, and Minnesota Vikings as of 2018 
- JT Brown, professional hockey player, Tampa Bay Lightning right wing (2008)
- Mike Richman, MMA fighter for Bellator (2003)
- Pat Garofalo, Minnesota state representative (1989)
Kissing Prank Incident
The school received controversy by various local and international news organizations after an online video went viral of a prank, pulled on various members of the student body, involved parents kissing their unknowing children while blindfolded. Criticism was mainly directed at the method of which certain parents had interacted with their children (one woman seemingly having her son on the floor of the gymnasium), but also at the orchestration of the event as a whole.
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