Students enrolled 1843
School leader David Bills
District Rocklin Unified

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5301 Victory Lane
Rocklin, CA 95765

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4 stars
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October 11, 2012
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!

- submitted by a teacher
September 16, 2012
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

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2012
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.

- submitted by a student
May 08, 2011
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.

- submitted by a community member
January 11, 2011
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.

- submitted by a community member
December 29, 2010
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!

- submitted by a student
December 07, 2010
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.

- submitted by a student
November 27, 2010
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

- submitted by a community member
November 21, 2010
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.

- submitted by a student
August 05, 2010
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.

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September 20, 2009
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April 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 19, 2009
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!

- submitted by a student
March 15, 2009
If you are an athlete, AP student or leadership kid this is the school for you. Elitism seeps from this schools pores.

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March 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2009
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.

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January 20, 2009
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November 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 25, 2008
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

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2008
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.

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May 22, 2008
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December 12, 2007
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December 12, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
November 22, 2007
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!

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2007
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.

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October 14, 2007
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September 19, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
August 16, 2007
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.

- submitted by a student
June 01, 2007
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.

- submitted by a former student
April 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2006
I have had two children graduate from Rocklin High and one just started 9th grade. My children have ranged from almost straight A student to special needs student. I am very impressed with the involvement of the teachers in assuring the students at Rocklin High acheive sucess no matter what their final goal is after high school. I believe Rocklin High has great extracurricular activities for students that are in sports, dance or theatre etc...

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Rocklin High has the potential for being a 'great' school, if they strive to become more accepting of different lifestyles and beliefs.

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September 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2006
I am a current student at RHS. This is my third year at this wonderful school adn I have to say that reading the 'parent reviews' I was extremely offended. For everyone out there who thinks that RHS is ordinary, take it from a student who says this is one of the best schools I have ever attended. The teachers are amazing and there are pleanty of courses to choose from. Children are over-dramatic when it comes to schooling, so take some time to observe before you make a conclusion. The campus is gorgeous and there is trash nowhere to be seen on the grounds. The classes aren't over filled and in my three years there has been no extra credit for bringing in 'food' as they say. Yes the teachers will do everything they can to help, and are you really complaining that your child is passing? Pathetic.

- submitted by a student
June 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2006
Rocklin High is okay for teens that have no big challenges. It has a high success rate for teens that are highly motivated all by themselves. The school reflects the attitude of many of the growing community population of wealth at all cost.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2006
My son attended Rocklin High school for one year in 2000-2001. Although the area the school is located is very nice, safe, and comfortable, and the school grounds are beautiful, the school itself is your typical, average California school. Lots of money going towards the football team and other athletic programs, little money going towards academics. There were a few good teachers (physics teacher especially) but other than that, an unremarkable school. The one real positive I can say is that the kids were really nice -- very friendly.

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March 03, 2006
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December 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2005
Rocklin is a great school although most parents and students don't really realize how well they have really got it...Although it is not perfect all the time but what school is. The teachers are very excited about teaching and many even go the extra mile to help the students! But it is mainly up to the students if tehy want to succeed because rocklin has all the tools.

- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2005
I have not been very impressed with RHS. Students are given every opportunity to pass a class, re-take tests, given credit for unused bathrrom pasees and food items brought to class in order for extra points to put them over a NP. As we adults know, this is not real life. I have a daughter who is a junior, plays sports and that is where the school empahsis lies. It is all about the parent raising the child in this case, the school is a mostly ineffective tool.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
I think Rocklin HS is a great school. My children have always been in private school so it was very stresful to put them into public school when we moved to Rocklin 3 years ago. The school is very safe, the classes challenging, and we have never had any problems with our 3 children attending RHS. I would highly recommend the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
The teachers and staff at RHS are a dedicated bunch. They truly seem to care about the kids, and have always been available if extra help is needed. The coaches do a great job balancing winning, and keeping academics as the most important part of being a 'student athlete'. There were issues with over crowding in the 2004-05 school year, but the staff managed opportunities quite well. Over crowding should not be such an issue going forward with the new school opening this fall.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2005
Rocklin HS has a solid content based learning strategy for all students. Excellent support of SpEd and has a high availability of AP courses. There is a good tech program, but VocEd is a little light (ROP courses are available). The staff is one of the best that I have experienced, and there is a strong desire to achieve student success. Overall, a solid school.

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February 25, 2005
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December 22, 2004
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December 12, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2004
I have both a ninth and eleventh grade student at RHS. The support of the school staff has been great. Considering the growing population of the school, the variety of courses reamains good.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2004
Rocklin High is one of the best schools with a safe environment, great teachers who are available to help students outside of class hours, plenty of extra-curricular activities and a very high standard of education.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2004
Rocklin is a very well diciplined and a good school compared to all other schools nearby. I woul give it 10 out of 10

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2004
This school is horrible. It's as simple as that, a weak leadership program, a farse grading system, and a horrible teaching staff that is not enthusiastic about your childs needs. Not only that, this school enforcing a ridiculous amount of rules on dress code and others, when their real problem is the drugs and alchohol being passed around. Students caught under the influence of drugs should be expelled not merely punished. Another discplinary problem is in the area of sports. In my opinion, and in the opinion of any other sensible person, anyone who is caught drinking or smoking is automatically off of their team. In my opinion, Rocklin is a horrible school, and the rest of my children are graduating through another high school.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2004
I attended RHS for all four years of high school. While I graduated 4 years ago this June, nearly everyday I recall how lucky I was to attend such a greats school. Teachers were always there to help with a question or a problem and they could very easily relate to any problems that I had. Rocklin High taught me many lessons and values that I use throughout my daily life. I will be graduating college next year, and I feel that gaining my education through RHS gave me an advantage over other students from other schools in the area. I would recomend Rocklin High to any parent or student looking for a school that truely cares about its students.

- submitted by a former student
May 03, 2004
My son will be graduating from RHS this year. He has attended since he was a freshman. I am very pleased with the education he has received and with the teaching staff. His teachers have always been available before and after school to help the students. His trigonomety, calculus, and AP English teachers have made difficult subjects understandable. I was amazed that my typical teenage son enjoyed Shakespeare, Sophocles, and poetry due to an enthusiastic teacher. I also like the grading system at Rocklin High because students are not allowed to pass a class with a D. My son was accepted to several UCs, and many of his friends have also been accepted to good colleges. The counselors, teachers, and coaches are all helpful and available to the students. I also like that the school tries to maintain a dress code and standards of conduct.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2004
I have gone to RHS for all four years of my high school career and I loved it! Most of the student body is friendly and open to anyone new. A new student can find 'their type of crowd' anywhere in our school, they just need to look. We have extra carricular programs to fit just about anyone's needs but again, they just need to look. And while yes, there are some bad teachers most of them are very friendly and approachable - and will help you if you just ask. Rocklin - like any school - has its problems, but I feel that over all it's a great school. If I had to go to high school over again, I wouldn't choose anyother place.

- submitted by a student
April 02, 2004
My son attended Rocklin High School. I believe that it is a very nice school with oppurtunities. My son's grades improved and he enjoyed his classes. I feel that they take pride in their educaion and I would definately urge anyone to go here.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2003
I've had two children graduate from Rocklin High, and currently have one attending. I have also been involved as a parent in many aspects of the school since its inception. Despite numerous challenges to its core programs and a variety of changes in the first few years, Rocklin High has continued offer a quality educational program. Administration has worked hard to refine both the academic and social offerings in response to student and community input. Rocklin High has given our three children a quality education. Like most schools, a student's success is directly related to their willingness to avail themselves to the wide variety of programs available. As a parent, I have always found staff and administration highly available and responsive to any questions and/or concerns. The school has a strong sense of community. The challenge facing Rocklin High at the moment is the incredible growth in the area. RHS is bursting at the seams.The new high school, slated to open in 2005, should bring RHS back to a more reasonable population size.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2003
I think that Rocklin High provides for a great learning envirnonment as there are many opportunities when it comes to technology, performing arts, and sports. Academically, the Freshmen year is lacking, but there are multiple AP and Honors classes to choose from for the other grades. Also, the test scores exceed state standards including the HSEE scores and SAT9 scores. I can't give it a five out of five however, because the Associated Student Body has some issues when it comes to dealing with the student's money, and the administration caters to them. Despite this, they put on great rallies and spirit competitions, promoting school spirit and enthusiasm.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2003
Our son attended Rocklin High school in his junior year. We had moved from the east coast, but had previously lived in California. Rocklin High School did not prepare kids for college, spent more money on the football program than books, and had a generally low quality of teachers. Many of the teachers were very kind, and the student body is friendly, but if you're looking for quality education, Rocklin High School is not the place for you. We moved

- submitted by a community member
July 22, 2003
I feel that any school has room for improvement, but I feel that Rocklin High School is excellent for a California School

- submitted by a parent
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Rocklin High School
5301 Victory Lane, Rocklin, CA  95765
(916) 632-1600
Last modified Rocklin High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rocklin High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top