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Puyallup, WA
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12801 86th Ave East
Puyallup, WA 98373

(253) 841-8717
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June 22, 2014
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!!!

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2013
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

- submitted by a student

September 28, 2010
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!

- submitted by a community member

March 13, 2010
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.

- submitted by a student

June 08, 2009
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.

- submitted by a student

December 02, 2007
Best High School in the state! Incredible academic rigor!

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2007
'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.'

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2007
Good school if not a bit crowded.

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2007
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.

- submitted by a student

January 17, 2007
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.

- submitted by a student

September 15, 2005
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

- submitted by a parent

September 06, 2005
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.

- submitted by a student

August 05, 2005
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.

- submitted by a parent

July 04, 2005
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.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2005
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.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2005
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.

- submitted by a student

February 01, 2005
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.

- submitted by a student

December 05, 2004
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.

- submitted by a student

November 18, 2004
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.

- submitted by a student

September 03, 2004
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.

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2004
As a current student of Rogers High School I can say that it is a good school, but it does have very big issues with discrimination and racism. I know first hand that the Admin does not want to admit that there is a problem. They will do anything they can to avoid having to deal with any problems, instead of fixing it and moving on. However, there are a few teachers who are outstanding, not only in making students feel welcome, but in teaching the curriculum to the fullest. The Athletics teams are coached by awesome coaches who really know what they are doing.

- submitted by a student

January 22, 2004
Rogers High School has been the perfect fit for our son both academically and socially. He is getting straight A's, playing sports, and singing in the advanced choir. We have found this school to be very welcoming, and as for the diversity issue, the non white students that are a part of our circle of friends feel that there has been no problem, and that a very few students have chosen to gain notoriety by calling unfair. My son was supposed to go to Emerald Ridge, but we petitioned for Rogers. We will do so with our other children, as Rogers provides challenges and demands rigor and civility.

- submitted by a teacher

August 26, 2003
Rogers has several problems addressing diversity issues. Minorities are not protected at this school from racism. Many diversity issues are pending ( lawsuits) Teachers are not equipped or trained to handle diversity issues.

- submitted by a parent

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Gov John Rogers High School
12801 86th Ave East, Puyallup, WA  98373
(253) 841-8717
Last modified Gov John Rogers High School is a Public school that serves grades 10-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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