School Details

Gov John Rogers High School

12801 86th Ave East, Puyallup, WA 98373
(253) 841-8717
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 10-12 1749 students 20 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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90%
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85%

High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)

In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Puyallup School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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16%
19%
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28%
35%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Puyallup School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gov John Rogers High School is a public high school in South Hill. The principal of Gov John Rogers High School is Scott Brittain. 1,749 students go to Gov John Rogers High School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 28% of the 1,749 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Gov John Rogers High School is 20:1. Puyallup 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
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 62% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 5%
Multiracial 12% 11%
Hispanic 12% 13%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Totally disagree! Emerald ridge is awful!!! I've had 3 kids go to ER and there is clicks fights bullying vehicle vandelism drugs and no control couple with a lousey education. One child attended Rogers freindly welcoming and inviting! Smaller and much more family oriented!!! DONE WITH ER!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Rogers is the worst school in the whole wide world; if you are considering moving to the puyallup area go to Emerald Ridge High School #thethirst

  • (4 years ago)

    Amazing teachers a great variety of programs for kids to get involved in. I went to this school six years back and now my niece attends it. The only problem we've had has been with the guidance counselors. They don't take your concerns seriously and one of two of them were very rude and talked down to us. If you're a young parent/guardian don't expect to be taken seriously. But other than that it's a great school!

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to Rogers a few years back before transferring schools and I thought that the students were very prone to cliques. Not always the friendliest and accepting students that I've come across. Although a majority of the teachers are truly amazing people the classes seemed somewhat easy and lacked in-depth material. However the sports and other extracurricular activities are above exceptional.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm graduating from Rogers high school in a couple of days. Rogers is too crowded. Plus most of the classes I were in were too easy. They weren't challenging enough. But there are some amazing teachers and I made some amazing friends.

  • (7 years ago)

    Best High School in the state! Incredible academic rigor!

  • (7 years ago)

    'We have four children who went through Rogers HS. This past year there was nothing but problems harassment intimidation bullying by other students. More attention was applied to the problem student than the one who was truly being hurt. The administrations concern was more on how crowded their building was at the time. They need more security officers with the power to do something in these buildings and not be afraid of the students! Watch your student and listen to them carefully. Do not just take the administrations word for things. Remember you are the parent. You have a say in the safety of your student.'

  • (7 years ago)

    Good school if not a bit crowded.

  • (7 years ago)

    i just graduated from rhs c/o 2007. rhs is a good school. i never had any problems what so ever. the only thing that bothered me were the overcrowded hallways. / not fun trying to get from class to class.

  • (8 years ago)

    Rogers High School is an amazing school. I went to another high school before this one and Rogers is so much better. The security is nice the teachers are nice the campus is great and the students are very friendly. There are no gangs clicks or anything like that. Everyone are friends. I know it sounds like a fairy tale but it's not. Sure there are issues but what school doesn't? At least this school knows how to deal with them. Everyone feels safe and accounted for. You want a school where the special ed kids are accepted Rogers is that school. Where sports are supported to the fullest that's Rogers too. And I know this for real because I am a student there and I absolutely love it. And I'm the kid that hated school until I walked onto Roger's soil.

  • (9 years ago)

    Rogers is such an amazing enviroment for my children to be a part of. The administration is so amazing in dealing with the kids and the teaching staff is superb. The counselors take great care of the students and it really shows. Thank you so much rogers

  • (9 years ago)

    The classes are limited for the students to expand on certain career areas how ever the music progams are some of the top in the state....as a current student of Rogers I am proud to call myself a Ram and am proud of the fact that the student body is so involved in the school its self....however the diversity is an issue. There are many different races there and they all get along but in they do not really interact with each other....at lunch its the asians with the asians blacks with blacks hispanics with hispanics so on and so forth. But over all the teachers really put forth an effort to create a welcoming climate for everyone who enters the doors at Rogers High School.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academically Rogers challenges my daughter greater than her previous high school. The sports program seems well organized and is a challenge also. The school provides valuable information on college preparation.

  • (9 years ago)

    Without a doubt Rogers High School is the finest in the area. The leadership is outstanding the principal always considers what is best for the child. The teachers are responsive to both kids and parents and provide the very best education. Our kids went to a private school and when we moved chose to go public. Rogers is in every way equal or superior to the private school. If your student is into the arts the quality is equal to a conservatory. The academics are outstanding and although our kids haven't been involved in the athletic programs it appears they are also very good.

  • (10 years ago)

    As an active member of the RHS site team I have to say the the climate at the campus is very impressive. The attitude of the students staff and administration create a great place fo learning to take place each and every day. The attention paid to each students needs is evident. Keep up the good work freindships made at RHS will last a lifetime.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a student at R.H.S. There are pluses and minus' about every school and I think that we should all learn to just accept it. Currently I am working on my Senior Project. Although I don't like the changes made to the senior project I have found that the best thing to do is to do what you need to and go to school board meetings regularly to change things for everyone. Every student is important. Rogers diversity problems are being addressed to the best of their abilities but we need the participation and willingness of the minority students to interact with other students that is where the problem really lies. Students need to take pride in their school and be personally responsible to ensure the community and cleanliness of the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I graduated from RHS 4 years ago back then the academic programs were great. I myself was in choir and loved it. I now have 2 cousins that go to RHS and it doesn't sound like much has changed. I did read other peoples reviews before posting my own and there were a couple of things I agreed with racism was only an issue because the minority groups made it on nobody else and 2 the pool has always been gross my sophomore year everyone in my swimming class got ringworm at least once from it and the locker rooms definitely needed cleaning back then and probably still do. Overll Rogers was a great highschool and most of the teachers were great too. Some needed to be fired but I'm sure things worked themselves out in those departments.

  • (10 years ago)

    I'm a graduate of RHS and never once saw a 'racism' issue. The closest thing I ever encountered was seeing minorities group themselves together and refuse to open themsevles to integration. They come in with a 'I'm a minority' mindset and refuse to adapt. I also attended Washington and Spanaway Lake high school. Both are very diverse schools. The only difference between the way minorities at Rogers and the other two schools differ is that minorities at the other two schools don't take that approach. You will find racism anywhere you are reaching out to find it.

  • (10 years ago)

    Well i am A student at PHS and i must say when i walked into the locker rooms for the pool cause i was going to play against RHS in waterpolo it was gross! No clean up anywhere. Im only saying this in concern because dont put ur child through this pain! The deserve better! If you would like to comment on this i have aim my aim sn is phsswimming.

  • (10 years ago)

    Roger's High School has provided a wonderful environment for learning and diversity for all. With a wide variety of classes AP classes and extra curicular activities to provide an avenue for all students to voice their opinions and express their desires. A fabulous place for learning.

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