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About This School

Rochester Area Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rochester Township. The principal of Rochester Area Elementary School is Mrs Jodie Laskey. 461 students go to Rochester Area Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 68% of the 461 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Rochester Area Elementary School is 11:1. College Square Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Dance
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Cheerleading

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 81%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 18%
Asian 0.9% %
Hispanic 0.7% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 65%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Definitely the worst elementary school in Beaver County. Don't send your kids here!

  • (6 years ago)

    My child has gone to Rochester Elementary for grades K and 1st. I am so disappointed that if I did not buy a house here I would move. Do not put your children in this school unless you have to. Hopefully the admin will stand up and finally get a new principal.

  • (7 years ago)

    Rochester is disappointing. The administration does not care what parents think. Do your homework prior to enrolling your child in Rochester Elementary. Quality academic programs? NO. Check the PASSA scores there is a decline.

  • (8 years ago)

    The Rochester Elementary School is one of the best kept secrets in Beaver County. Although it has 50% free and reduced lunch and a higher level of poverty compared to other surrounding schools it has achieved at outstadning levels. In 1997 only 37% of its students passed the PSSA. Now in the last two years the passing rate is 75-87%. Discipline policies are fair and parent involvement through a well-established PTA are outstanding. Many surrounding school districts visit Rochester to view the curriculum classrooms and discipline. This is a fine school and offers children a loving environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    the principal is poor and is in dire need of replacing. she won't fail a child because it looks poor on her. although I would not want to fail a child when it is not done the child is the one who suffers. also the attitude is extremly poor towards the students and staff. the academics are way behind and the student are not even near what other neighboring communities are at. change is needed however the superintendent obviously doesnt like change because he has failed to do anything about verbal and written complaints about the principal and her staff!!! if you don't have to move to rochester I advise you don't. or at least look into private schools or home/cyber schools!! from a concerned rochester parent of 3

  • (9 years ago)

    Principal leadership and attitude is poor towards the staff. Low budget for special classes (music art gym). Shut down the swimming pool and now the children can not learn an important life skill. Art was moved from a small windowless room to a cart. Not much room for the arts.

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