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RHS Awards and Highlights

Rosemount High School has a long history of being recognized for excellence as it has served the residents of Rosemount and surrounding cities since 1918.

Awards include:

RHS ACT Red Quill AwardRed Quill Legacy Award winner selected by ACT for the second straight year. Rosemount High School joins the following MN schools as Red Quill Schools: St. Michael-Albertville, Stillwater Area High School and Red Quill Legacy Schools: Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, Hill Murray School, Marshall School, Marshall School, Orono High School, Virginia High School. ACT states, "The Red Quill Award was developed to honor education organizations that recognize the need for diligent analysis of data and a willingness to develop and enhance curriculum and instruction based on the needs of their learning community. Participating  schools have demonstrated a high level of dedication and focus in their efforts to provide their students with the best opportunity to succeed.  The Red Quill Legacy Award is made to those learning organizations which have already been recognized in previous years for their best practices.  The Red Quill Legacy award recognizes long term commitment leading to increased student achievement and systemic improvements."

RHS US News and World Report Best High Schools Silver Award National Ranking Silver Award by U. S. News & World Report. Rosemount High School was nationally ranked with a U.S. News Best High School Silver Award in 2016. U.S. News awards the top 6,517 public high schools in the nation with gold, silver and bronze medals, indicating their level of college readiness. Rosemount High School ranked 27th in Minnesota and 1220th in the nation.

RHS Money Magazine Best Places to Live MONEY magazine ranks Rosemount, MN as a top place to live. Money Magazine ranks Rosemount, MN #4 nationally in Best Places to Be a Kid and #12 nationally in Top 50 Best Places to Live. MONEY's rankings are based on educational outcomes, safety, child obesity rates, and proximity to libraries museums, movie theaters, aquariums, zoos and green spaces, giving the most weight to safety and education. It is limited to one place per state.

RHS Newsweek Award Newsweek ranks Rosemount High School among the elite class of 500 schools in the nation. Newsweek magazine ranked Rosemount High School as one of the top 500 schools in the nation for 2016 and also a top school in MN (13th). Newsweek has selected RHS as a top school in the nation since 2012. The ranking indicates "Rosemount High School is doing a stellar job of preparing students for college". Rosemount High School was also named one of the Top Schools that are Beating the Odds in college prep for students who are in a more challenging economic environment.

RHS Blue Ribbon School of Excellence AwardBlue Ribbon School of Excellence Award granted by the U.S. Department of Education.


RHS Minnesota Department of Education RankingTop ranked school designation by the Minnesota Department of Education. The MDE created a ranking system for Minnesota Schools as part of the states response to the No Child Left Behind Act. All Minnesota Schools are ranked with a score that reflects points the school earned in the following four areas: performance, growth, achievement gap reduction and, for high schools only, graduation rate. Go to the MDE website, select "What are our Multiple Measurement Ratings?", select district "Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan" and then school "Rosemount High School".

RHS MASSP Gold Star of Innocation WinnerStar of Innovation Award - Gold Star Winner. The MASSP (Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals) designated Rosemount High School as one of two gold star schools in Minnesota for 2012-2013. This is their highest honor. RHS's winning program was "Leading and Developing Readiness/Concurrent College Enrollment for the Academic Middle". The award is sponsored by Horace Mann Insurance.

RHS Alliance of Arts Excellence AwardMinnesota Alliance of Arts in Education School of Excellence Award.



RHS MSHSL Spotlight on Scholarship AwardMinnesota State High School League Spotlight on Scholarship Award.



RHS Sun Current Readers Choice Award Best Public School for the 2010-2011 through 2013-2014 school years ranking by the Sun Current - Farmington Rosemount publication. The publication also named Rosemount High School Assistant Principal Mike Manning Best Principal and Band Director Steve Olsen Best Teacher for the 2010-2011 school year.

Learn more about Rosemount High School by visiting our school profile. Or better yet, stop in, pay a visit, and discover firsthand, the excellence at Rosemount High School.

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RHS Highlights