Rochester High School

Insisting on Student Success

Welcome to the home of the Warriors! We are a comprehensive 9-12 high school in Southwest Washington, located on the I-5 corridor just 20 minutes south of Olympia and 10 minutes north of Centralia. Our school community consists of approximately 650 students and 55 staff members. We share a rich tradition of academics, activities and athletics and our alumni can be found across the globe. Whatever a student wants to become, RHS can be a great launching pad for future success.


Rochester High School’s educational program includes all major subjects and a variety of specialized subjects as well. There are many courses at RHS where college credit can be awarded, including several Advanced Placement and several dual-credit courses in partnership with Eastern Washington University. We have several Career and Technical programs where students can learn skills that may pertain to their post-secondary plans, including horticulture, video production and welding. In addition, we are excited to offer new STEM courses in engineering, robotics, computer programming and alternative energy. We are proud that RHS has been named both a Washington State School of Distinction and a U.S. News & World Report bronze medal school in each of the last two years.


 As students become involved at RHS, they have several clubs to choose from. We have a strong and nationally recognized FFA program in addition to FBLA and a new Skills USA club this year. We also have Knowledge Bowl and National Honor Society at RHS. Our arts department is active as well. We have a growing ceramics program and our drama department produces two outstanding plays each year. In addition, we have an award-winning choir while our concert and marching bands participate in several events both locally and in other communities.


Finally, our tradition of competitive athletics at RHS including both team and individual state championships. We believe athletics and activities are an important part of the educational program and we work to provide students with an experience that reflects those values. Through these programs, we strive for students to learn lessons about work-ethic, perseverance, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and leadership.


Thank you for taking the time to read about Rochester High School. We are proud of our school and the students who make it a special place. If you are interested in more information or have any questions, please call RHS at (360) 273-5534.


Once a Warrior Always a Warrior!