"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.  

Rochester Elementary School - Road Update

Rochester CUSD Welcomes Mrs. Sanders and Mrs. Diener to the RIS

Introducing Mrs. Sanders, Interim Principal

Mrs. Kathleen Sanders retired as the principal for Rochester Intermediate School in 2016, after four years in that position.  Prior to that, Mrs. Sanders spent 28 years as an educator with Springfield District 186.  Her roles at District 186 included ten years as a special education teacher and administrative intern and eleven years as the Principal of Jefferson Middle School, before working her final seven years with that district in the central office as Director of Research, Testing and Evaluation and the Director of School Improvement.

Mrs. Sanders lives in Springfield with her husband, Rick.  They have two grown children and two grandchildren.

Introducing Mrs. Diener, Interim Assistant Principal

Mrs. Mary Diener, a former elementary teacher and reading specialist, previously served as principal of both Webster Elementary from 2010 to 2013 (grades 4th and 5th) and later a new consolidated school, Clinton Elementary from 2013 to 2017 (grades 2nd through 5th) before retiring in 2017.  After retirement, Mrs. Diener served as Interim Principal for one semester in the Argenta Oreana school district.  

Mrs. Diener lives in Clinton, IL with her husband Karl and their two Cocker Spaniels.  They have two grown children and one grandson,

5Essentials State Wide Survey to Improve Student Learning

Rochester CUSD 3A again will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the seventh statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From November 15 through January 18, students and teachers will be asked to take a 25 -minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. The parent survey supplement will be administered from October 23 through January 18. These surveys will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation.

We invite all Rochester CUSD parents to complete the Parent Survey by clicking here.  This survey will be available until January 18, 2019.

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.