Rochester Middle School Open House is Tuesday, August 4th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Pick up your iPad (must have completed paperwork), visit your classrooms and meet your teachers. Please join us!!!!


About Our School

Welcome to Rochester Middle School's website. RMS leads with innovation, inspired teaching, and creative learning. Our faculty and staff make collaboration and relationship building a top priority to ensure student growth.  We strive to create a 21st century learning environment that better prepares our students for their future.  RMS students have many opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities including: sports, clubs, academic competitions, and leadership roles. Rochester Middle School is a great place to learn, grow and give as our Mission states. I would like to extend a personal invitation to all parents and community members to visit our school and spend some time with us, give some feedback, and become an active part of what makes our school such an awesome place.

In student-centered, academically challenging environments that cultivate character, celebrate learning and foster collaboration, the staff, families and greater community of the Rochester Community Schools Corporation, as partners, will develop creative, lifelong learners with the skills and enthusiasm to be contributing members of society to shape a changing world.

Rochester Community Schools"¦inspiring individuals to learn, grow, and give.

The Rochester Educational Community is committed to the modeling and development of the following student traits:  

  • Motivation to learn at the highest level
  • Good work ethic
  • Respect for self, others, and property
  • Compassion and caring
  • Responsibility, reliability, and accountability
  • Ability to work with and get along with others
  • Appreciation of diversity
  • Ability to set goals, make good choices, and solve problems
  • Willingness to give to community and be a good citizen
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Critical thinking and creativity

Rochester Middle School

650 Zebra Lane,

P O Box 108

Rochester, IN 46975

Phone 574-223-2280

Fax 574-223-1531 

RMS Talent Show 2015

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iPads have been issued to every student at Rochester Middle School. Each grade level teacher has requested iPad applications that will assist in teaching 21st century skills and increase student achievement.  Many textbooks can be accessed on-line.  RMS students will be using a learning management system called “My Big Campus.”  Parents can checkup on student assignments and grades by signing into “My Big Campus” and/or “Harmony.” 


21st Century Scholar Program

Eighth graders are reminded to apply for the 21st Century Scholar Program and, if eligible, be awarded a 21st Century Scholarship that covers your tuition to a state college for four years. Online application can be found at See Ms. Menis at the office for more information.


Incorrect Phone Number

In the Rochester phone book, for Rochester Community Schools, the Middle School Attendance Office phone number is listed as 223-1521. That is incorrect and no longer in service. Parents should call the school at 223-2280 and the phone will prompt you to push #8 for the attendance.


iPads at RMS!

The focus of the iPad program at Rochester Middle School is to provide tools and resources to the 21st Century Learner.

iPad Rollout Video

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RCSC students! Your teachers are up early today! Preparing to tackle the 2015-2016 school year! #WelcomeBack #organizationalday
by RMSZebras 13 hours ago
RMS Open House: Tuesday 8/4/15 from 5:30-6:30 Students will receive their iPads! Meet teachers and set up lockers!
by RMSZebras 1 day ago
Incoming 6th Graders: Riddle to Middle is Monday at 9 am!! Go through your schedule, and get FREE LUNCH! Meet your teachers...
by RMSZebras 2 days ago
Registration ends today at 6 PM... If you have not had the opportunity to complete the registration process, please do so today by 6pm!
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by RMSZebras 2 months ago
RT @ValTsports: Rochester Middle School won both the 7th grade boys and 8th grade boys Running Rivers Conference track titles Saturday.
by RMSZebras 3 months ago
Reminder: RMS boys golf practice is Monday 4-6 and RMS girls golf practice is Tuesday 4-6. Practice is at Round Barn Golf Course.
by RMSZebras 4 months ago

Bully Hotline

Dial 224-SAFE (7233)

Bullying can affect you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. If you are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call the Bully Hotline at 223-SAFE (7233)

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