Rancho Cotate High School
2014-2015 School Profile
Rancho Cotate High School is a four-year comprehensive high school in Rohnert Park, California. It is located at 5450 Snyder Lane, adjacent to the campus of Sonoma State University. It was established in 1966 and named after the Rancho Cotate land grant. It serves the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District. Enrollment in the 2013-2014 school year was about 1500 students.
A new multi-sport stadium was built in 2008 and the campus is currently undergoing renovations which will include a new performing arts and gymnasium complex in the Fall of 2017. Rancho Cotate High School curriculum follows California State and Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified District guidelines. The school district has adopted content standards and Multiple Measures assessments. These assessments allow teachers, students and parents to see where individuals are in reaching and/or exceeding District Standards. The measures determine whether a student has successfully learned grade level standards. The results of these measures enables teachers to teach to the individual student's needs and strengths. Rancho Cotate High School course offerings include academically rigorous courses, innovative electives, and award-winning art, music and journalism programs.
Extensive vocational classes are offered such as animation, garment manufacturing and design, web design, accounting, digital photography, video production, and a full range of engineering, auto body and wood shop classes. Advanced Placement and Honor Courses are offered at RCHS in specific subject areas, such as Social Studies, Math, Science, English, French and Spanish. Students can earn college credits or waive certain courses depending upon their scores and their school of attendance. The school also offers a program called AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), designed to help under-achieving high school students prepare for and succeed in colleges and universities.
Rancho Cotate has a strong, vibrant extracurricular program. Students have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of sports and extra curricular activities. There are over forty activity, athletic, academic and fine arts clubs/organizations on campus.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander .5%
Hispanic or Latino 43%
Black or African American 4%
White (not Hispanic) 47%
Decline to State/Other .5%
AP/Honors Course Offerings
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
French Language and Culture
Spanish Language and Culture
Studio Art: Drawing
College Eligibility & Selection
Associated Student Body Clubs
California Scholarship Federation
National Honor Society
Future Business Leaders of America
Students Against a Violated Earth
Natural Forensics League
Knights of the Lunch Table
Future Medical Leaders of America
Boys' Cross Country
Girls' Cross Country