Rochester High School students live and learn by this mission: "Working together to develop the skills and knowledge…More students must have to lead responsible, healthy, successful lives."
The school's beginnings go back more than a century; in 1889 the "Academy on the Hill" at Wilcox and Fourth streets housed all students; a separate high school facility was built there in 1916. After a steadily increasing enrollment, the current Rochester High School was built at University and Livernois. Students ceremoniously walked from the old building to the new building to begin classes in 1956.
The school underwent major renovations in 2001. It now features a performing arts theater, a courtyard with a greenhouse, a football stadium with artificial turf and state-of-the-art computer and science labs.
Charles Rowland has been principal of the high school, home of the Falcons, since 2011.
Adams High School opened its doors at the corner of Adams and Tienken Roads in 1970. Over the years, several…More expansions have been made to accommodate its growing enrollment; the school was fully renovated in 2000 and 2001.
One of three traditional high schools in the Rochester Community Schools District, Adams is home to the Highlanders and is immersed in Scottish tradition. It features a performing arts center that seats more than 500, a football field with artificial turf and a diverse offering of classes and vocational studies.
Veterinary science, computer aided design, food and nutrition, lifeguard training and music appreciation are some of the hundreds of courses students can experience at the school.
Kevin Cumming has led the school as principal since 2011.