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Rocklin High School is a public high school in Rocklin. The principal of Rocklin High School is Mike Garrison, who can be contacted at mgarrison@rocklin.k12.ca.us. 1,763 children attend Rocklin High School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Rocklin High School students have "limited English proficiency." 12% of the 1,763 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Rocklin High School is 19:1. Whitney High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 72% 70%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 14% 8%
Unspecified 13% 12%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Filipino 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.06% 11896%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 14%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This is response to the "ain't got no textbooks" post from September2012. Listen... after reading your grammar or lack thereof I think you're just fortunate to own a computer at all... let alone the privilege of having your child educated here. Speaking of ever thought of going back yourself? I ain't kiddin'.

  • (1 year ago)

    I've taught at this school for almost twenty years and all of my kids have graduated from Rocklin High School. They loved their teachers were involved in some wonderful after school activities and are very successful. It saddens me to think that anyone would feel prejudiced against for any reason. I know that this issue exists in every school and we may not be exempt from it but Rocklin High School is an excellent school. From the top down the administration the teachers and the students are proud to be here!

  • (1 year ago)

    Two words about this school "NO TEXTBOOKS". That's right. They don't have textbooks. Oh wait they have textbooks but they don't use them because the don't follow the curriculum. They got computers. They got a football team but they ain't got no textbooks. Sheesh

  • (1 year ago)

    I really liked my first year so far at RHS but I do see a few problems with it. For one I am white and am pretty well off unlike a few people I know. Now I love all sorts of people I couldn't care less if they were from South Korea or South Africa you're still going to be my friend but this is not how some people view it. A lot of people get made fun of due to their race or ethnicity which is bad of course. Now there are some foreign friends of mine who don't encounter this but it's still there and something to consider. Now academic wise? I feel that some of the teachers really just don't care but there are others that you KNOW really want to be there. The atmosphere in class was just a whole different ballgame when the teacher wanted to be there and wanted kids to succeed. It is those people who make me want to give this school bad marks... if everyone was personable then this school would get a 4/5. Overall I rate this school a 3/5.

  • (2 years ago)

    Prospective parents should be aware that school here starts at 7 45 and gets out at 2 40. 7 45 a.m.!!! This is so that students will have more time for after-school activities. So if your student is not involved with "after-school activities" well they have to get up extra early anyway.

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to this school for one term and left to Del Oro where the scars I faced here were healed thankfully. I am Caucasian but merely because I wore hand-me-down clothes I was not accepted here. The teachers even degraded me with snide remarks and disapproving looks. I might have cried just about every day I went there. I made two friends the entire time and I don't think more than 5 or 6 people talked to me in the entire school. I even found this attitude towards me in the choir and drama classes I took. I am not a socially inept person either! I made friends on the first day at my new school. Even the wealthy/"popular" kids there were decent. This school made me feel as if I were nothing. The students were immature the teachers too and hostility is all around. If you want to benefit your children don't send them here. Sorry Rocklin.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a senior and have been here all of high school. There's plenty of fun stuff to get involved in and the staff really does care (at least most of them!). I tend to agree with some of the negative reviews concerning putting sports over academics financially. But as a student athlete the teachers and coaches have a strong hold on grades and have grade checks to make sure students stay on top of thier work to be eligible. RHS offers TONS of college help starting right away and offer an amazing amount of honors and AP classes to help college bound kids get ahead. Socially I do recognize some discrimination due to the fact that Rocklin is a very white middle-class town and therefore it might be hard for minorities to blend in right away- but as a student i see that most kids are very accepting and willing to make friends and like at any school we mature with age and get along for the most part. All in all I am excited to be graduating from here and am glad I could attend such a fun and helpful school!

  • (3 years ago)

    RHS has everything! I love all the programs they offer and they have a great sports program. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else but here.

  • (3 years ago)

    I agree that this school was a terrible and racist institution. I attended RHS for one year and I am never going near the city ever again. I am hispanic and I don't dress like any of the students that go there and during a college program they had some parent called me a "beaner" and someone told me to stick to picking vegetables in a field. that made me feel out of place. I have noticed that most of the minorities are outcasts of this school and don't have a place in the school. My african-american friend that went here left this school because a teacher made a joke saying that he was a slave... Get your children out of this racist place!! i would give it less than one star

  • (3 years ago)

    I was actually a student at RHS and it was a great school academically and athletically. But socially it was pure hell. I actually came up from a low-income family and I was an ethnic minority at this school and I had to face racism every single day (from teachers to various students). So all in all if you're not White rich athletic and/or smart go find another school. Otherwise this school is for you. Please don't think that I am racist I love all people but this school just gave me four years of hell and pain which I had to overcome by myself.

  • (3 years ago)

    Hey. I was a student here. I thought this school was okay. I've gone to private school my whole life and went here freshman year. The academics were good but socially I hated it. I barely had any friends because everyone already had their cliques since middle school. I only had a few friends and I was miserable. So now I'm switching schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    i love rocklin high! everyone is so enthusiastic and willing to help and support one another. of course we have the handful of 'bad kids' but who doesnt? everyone mostly gets along and we have rallys and mini rallies often to support our sports teams. in fact our basketball team won sections and norcal finals so they are playing for the state championship friday ). Go Thunder. plus youll save thousands on college by taking AP classes and only paying for the $80 test rather than paying $1200 for the class in college. i know people who entered college as a sophmore because of rocklin's great boost! rocklin is a great school in a great area!

  • (5 years ago)

    If you are an athlete AP student or leadership kid this is the school for you. Elitism seeps from this schools pores.

  • (5 years ago)

    RHS caters to the more affluent students. I happened to be a low-income student when I attended and I felt ostracized from school activities because of the costs to participate. My outside life was good but trying to foster school spirit was one-sided. I was lucky enough to understand that the real world doesn't revolve around an institution like RHS. There are a select few quality teachers who's professionalism and general connection with students I respected but the rest all seem to have an 'easy in easy out' college degree that don't require extensive amounts of effort to achieve. I did not feel I was challenged academically until I started college.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter will start her Senior year at RHS this year. We moved from Bay Area where she studies first year high school in private school. We are delighted we made the move. The school is open minded does impose suburban mentalitiesThe brains can breath fresh air and capture great ideas and dreams which are encouraged

  • (5 years ago)

    Rocklin High School is an amazing place. It truly prepares it's students for life. It is backed by a great staff and very kind people. Rocklin excels in everything; education sports extracurricular activities AP courses. There is nothing this school doesn't offer. The one thing it lacks is funding for it's performing arts. No matter what school you choose you will always find people that complain and gripe but it's because they don't understand the opportunity that surrounds them. Rocklin High School is one of the best schools in the state and is a place where your child can thrive.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a senior at Rocklin high and i wouldn't want to go anywhere else. Everything about the school is amazing. I love the staff. When I am at school i feel like a part of a family. The extra curricular activities are great. The sports teams win a lot which helps with the feel good factor on campus. I absolutley love RHS!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a freshman at rocklin high and I love it already. There are so many different courses to choose from and tons of challenging classes such as advanced courses and AP college credit classes. The teachers are amazing and the staff members really care about us. The do everything they can to make us feel like they appreciate us doing a good job. The sports programs are truly amazing. We are top competitors in almost every sport. I really enjoy the staff encouraging us to come to games and be involved in our school. We have awesome school spirit and tons of community involvement. Rocklin High also offers many clubs that students can join from California Scholarship Federation to the marine biology club. I highly recommend rocklin high school and I look forward to an amazing 3 more years of a great education.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wow Rocklin High is an Amazing School. It is a California Distinguished School the Yearbook is top 10 in the Nation the Basketball team is Top 10 in the Nation as well. Many AP courses are offered and there are so many choices in electives. It is hard for me to believe that people are writing reviews about not liking the school because it has helped so many people. The teachers really help if you need help and the students are so friendly. This school is amazing and it has changed my life so far.

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended RHS my first two years of High School. The students and staff are not accepting of alternative lifestyles and tend to play favorites in class. Though I did have a few acceptable teachers I can honestly say that I did not enjoy attending Rocklin high school.

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