Rowland High School

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About RHS

At first glance, John A. Rowland High School, located in Rowland Heights, California, appears to be a traditional public high school. Yet when you enter the campus, you begin to notice subtle differences in the way this school "feels." It soon becomes clear that you won't find "business as usual" here. There is a clear culture of excellence. High expectations abound with a rich and challenging instructional program and a supportive environment in which all students can find success. You see evidence of this success in students' work, in the interactions between staff and students, and in the everyday operations of the school.


The staff at Rowland High School includes 4 administrators, 89 teachers, 5 counselors, 1 librarian, 1 ASB director, 1 IB Coordinator, 1 EL Coordinator, 1 Intervention Coordinator, 47 full-time classified and 33 part-time classified employees.


The John A. Rowland High School Administrative Team has always seen and continues to see our school as a work in progress. There is an understanding of the need to keep pace with industry and university standards in order to provide our students with the most up-to-date opportunities for learning and better prepare them for the future. This vision has resulted in Rowland High School receiving a six-year WASC Accreditation in 2013 as well as being recognized by the state as a Gold Ribbon school and Distinguished school and for its CTE programs, nationally as a Blue Ribbon school and "One of America's Best High Schools" through Newsweek magazine, and by outside entities such as being selected for the Successful Practices Network by the Gates Foundation.

Rowland High School Mission Statement

We are committed to the development of all students as thinkers, communicators, and contributors, which will be accomplished through instructional practices and curriculum marked by rigor, relevance and relationships. Our students will be supported as they engage in the high school experience, graduate, and become responsible members of society.

Rowland High School Vision Statement

We envision the high school setting as a place of learning for all stakeholders, which is closely tied to the values of caring, respect, responsibility, trust, and family. We support a student-centered, collaborative approach to school improvement. We believe in providing academic and extracurricular opportunities for students to realize their unique interests and potential, which is provided in a safe and secure learning environment. We support all students in their high school journey to become successful thinkers, communicators, and contributors.