"A Tradition of Excellence"
Rochester CUSD 3A Schools are located in Rochester, IL 
and strive to provide excellence in education for all students pre-K through grade 12. 
Currently, we have five main education centers and an administrative center.  

A message from Dr. Thurman
"In this this 60 second sound bite, Dr. Thurman briefly shares updates regarding the district's collaboration around the West Main/Route 29 intersection.  He notes what's been done, where we are, and what you can do to help."

Safety and Security Meeting


"On September 19th, Rochester School District held a safety and security meeting with a number of law enforcement agencies and first responders. These leaders included: Rochester Police and Fire, Illinois State Police, Sangamon County Sheriff, Illinois Terrorism Task Force, Memorial Medical Emergency Preparedness, Sangamon County 911, with administrators, teachers, and support staff.

The group reviewed the District Crisis Plan and provided recommendations for next steps. The importance of general and site specific threat assessment was discussed as well. Dr. Thurman and Officer Schwartz discussed the district's "Walk through Initiative" and how that may facilitate site assessments and possible future collaborative training. Best practices in school safety were discussed, and some time was spent reviewing the district's concerns and response to the Route 29/Main Street intersection.

Currently, site specific threat assessment has begun and a critical infrastructure assessment has begun based upon the Department of Homeland Security model. The district plans to use this information to address any new concerns, make improvements, and adjust procedures relating to its crisis procedures. A brief discussion regarding the importance of supports for mental health rounded out the meeting."

Information Regarding County Schools Facilities Sales Tax


Contact Information

BuildingAddressPhone NumberFax Number
Rochester High School 1 Rocket Drive 217-498-9761 217-498-9829 
Rochester Junior High School 3 Rocket Drive  217-498-9761 217-498-6204 
Rochester Intermediate School 900 Jack Taylor Drive 217-498-6215 217-498-6218 
Rochester District Office 4 Rocket Drive 217-498-6210 217-498-8045 
Rochester Elementary EC-1 707 West Main 217-498-9778 217-498-9160 
Rochester Elementary 2-3 456 Education Avenue 217-498-6216 217-498-6217 
Transportation Bus Garage 217-498-9834 217-498-8045 
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Major Events


What is Vision 20/20?
For the first time all of the statewide organizations of school leaders along with the Illinois PTA have come together to support this blueprint for the future of public education in Illinois.