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ABOUT RPS
(UPDATED MARCH 2017)

• 7th largest district in the state of MN
• More than 17,000 students
• 15.7% of our students are Special Education
• Employs nearly 3,000 SE Minnesota Community Members
• Our district spans 218 square miles
• 80 spoken languages in our schools
• 76% of RPS teachers have an advanced degree (Master’s Degree or the equivalency)
• 17 Elementary Schools, 4 Middle Schools, 3 High Schools, and 1 Alternative Learning Center
• 6 District-Wide Programs
• 2015-2016 General Fund budget: $196,653,817
• Yearly per-student spending is $11,273
• Offering enrichment from birth through adulthood

OUR GRADUATION RATE CONTINUES TO INCREASE YEAR OVER YEAR.
2011 – 2012: 81.4%
2012 – 2013: 82.7%
2013 – 2014: 83.6%
2014  2015: 81.7%
2015 – 2016: 85.5%

84% OF SENIORS SURVEYED ATTEND POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.
Here’s where you’ll find our graduates:
Stanford, Yale, Harvard, Purdue, University of Minnesota, MIT, USC, RCTC, The Ohio State University
15.3% enlist in military enter the workforce full-time or other.

CLASS OF 2015
• 19: Number of National Merit Commended students
• 14: Number of National Merit Semi-Finalists
• 13: Number of National Merit Finalists
• 72: Number of top ranking seniors (4.0 GPA)
• 19: Number of students that received a World Language Certificate

ADULT LITERACY AT HAWTHORNE:

• Served more than 2,000 students
• 172 GED Graduates
• 18 High School Diplomas
• 44 students became new citizens
• 99 students participated in transition to college courses
• 190 students participate in FastTRAC health career courses








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