Schools

Rochester Schools Timeline

Education for children has always been of prime concern for Rochester citizens.

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Old Rochester High School

1791
Census records show 4 school districts.

1827
The brick schoolhouse in the village, located east of the Park on Bethel Mountain Road, is built at a cost of $735.

1850
16 school districts serve 522 students.

1855
A “select” private school fall term is introduced at the Brick Schoolhouse and called Rochester High School.

1886
Grades 1—12 in the village are the beneficiaries of a new school building.

1894
Rochester High School graduates its first class.

1946
Rochester consolidates its outlying one-room schools and students are bused into the village.

1956
A new elementary school with a gymnasium is becomes a reality.

1974
Rochester builds a new High School.

1994
The 100th Anniversary of Rochester’s first graduating class is celebrated.

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