Rancho Cotate High School

2014-2015 School Profile

Rancho Cotate High School

  • Principal: Amie Carter
  • Assistant Principal: Melissa Quinn
  • Assistant Principal: Henri Sarlatte
  • Assistant Principal: Angela Scardina
  • Assistant Principal: Josh Wilson

School Snapshot

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.

Ethnic Diversity

American Indian or Alaska Native 1.5%

Asian 3.5%

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

AP Courses



U.S. History

World History

English Language and Composition

English Literature and Composition






French Language and Culture

Spanish Language and Culture

Studio Art: Drawing

Honors Courses

English 9

English 10

Algebra 2

Spanish 2

French 3

College Eligibility & Selection

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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

Amtgard (LARP)


Future Medical Leaders of America

Performing Arts

Marching Band





Cheerleading (Co-Ed)

Boys' Cross Country

Girls' Cross Country

Football (Co-Ed)

Boys' Golf

Girls' Golf

Boys' Lacrosse

Girls' Lacrosse


Boys' Soccer

Girls' Soccer

Boys' Swimming

Girls' Swimming

Boys' Tennis

Girls' Tennis

Boys Track

Girls' Track

Boys' Wrestling

Girls' Wrestling