Rogers High School
Rogers High School is part of the Puyallup School District, which emphasizes partnering with a diverse community to offer a comprehensive educational program that inspires students to prepare for the future and reach their full potential. Located in Puyallup, WA, the school serves more than 1,500 students scattered throughout grades 9 to 12. It has a student-to-staff ratio of 16 to 1. Close to half of the students come from minority backgrounds, and the majority of the students come from economically disadvantageous backgrounds.
Close to 90 percent of the students graduate. The school is average in reading proficiency and below average in math proficiency. Approximately half of the students take at least one AP exam every year, with about one-third of students in the school passing 1 AP exam annually.
The school offers courses in a variety of areas. Broad areas include English, math, science, reading, foreign languages, and history. Students also have the option to enroll in extracurricular classes such as art, music, and gym. Some students take private music lessons. The school offers a variety of advanced placement classes, which students can take for college credit. The course selection remains relatively static from year to year, allowing students to customize their classes to meet their future interests.
Rogers High School offers numerous sports teams. Its teams compete at the junior varsity and varsity levels. Fall sports include girls soccer, girls swimming, boys tennis, girls volleyball, boys water polo, football, cross-country, and golf. Winter sports include boys swimming, boys basketball, girls basketball, gymnastics, and wrestling. Spring sports include girls softball, boys baseball, boys soccer, girls tennis, track and field, and girls water polo. Students are encouraged to participate in sports, but they are not required to do so.
During the past few years, measures have been taken to improve Rogers High School. Many parents have pushed to increase funding to make more resources available to teachers and students. The primary goal of the teachers and staff at Rogers High School is to make sure students are prepared for the future.