Rochelle Township High School

Rochelle Township High School, commonly referred to as RTHS, is a secondary school located in Rochelle, Illinois. RTHS is the only school operated by Rochelle Township High School District 212. The district includes portions of Ogle, Lee, and DeKalb counties. Approximately one-half of the students come from Rochelle Community Consolidated District 231, which includes the middle school and elementary schools from Rochelle proper. The remaining student population comes from a variety of other elementary school districts in the area.

Rochelle Township High School
1401 Flagg Road


Coordinates41°56′31″N 89°4′38″W / 41.94194°N 89.07722°W / 41.94194; -89.07722Coordinates: 41°56′31″N 89°4′38″W / 41.94194°N 89.07722°W / 41.94194; -89.07722
School districtRochelle Township High School District 212
SuperintendentJason Harper
PrincipalChris Lewis
Enrollment893 (2018-19)
Color(s)Purple and white   
Athletics conferenceI-8

Despite its name, the school is located in Flagg Township; there is no township named "Rochelle" within Ogle County, nor anywhere else in the United States, for that matter.


RTHS was originally built in 1918, with nearly a dozen additions built on over the next 80 years, the entire edifice was replaced in 2004 with a new building,[2] located about a mile north of the old one.


The demographic breakdown of the 893 students enrolled in 2018-2019 was:

  • Male - 51.8%
  • Female - 48.2%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.4%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 0.4%
  • Black - 2.1%
  • Hispanic - 35.5%
  • White - 59%
  • Multiracial - 2.5%


The colors of the RTHS Hubs are purple and white.

For most of its history, the Rochelle Hubs competed in the North Central Illinois Conference. Rochelle was a founding member of the NCIC in 1929, but left the conference in 2006 for the newly formed Western Sun Conference. This affiliation was short lived, and from 2011 to 2019, the Hubs competed as members of the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference. Then, for the 2019-2020 school year, they joined the Interstate Eight Conference with Sycamore, LaSalle-Peru, Ottawa, Morris, Sandwich, Plano, and Kaneland.

The following IHSA sanctioned sports are offered at RTHS:[3]

  • Baseball (boys)
  • Basketball (boys & girls)
  • Bowling (boys & girls)
  • Competitive cheer (girls)
  • Competitive dance (girls)
  • Cross country (boys & girls)
  • Football (boys)
  • Golf (boys & girls)
  • Soccer (boys & girls)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Tennis (boys & girls)
  • Track and field (boys & girls)
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Wrestling (boys)

Other sanctioned interscholastic competitorsEdit

Besides athletics, RTHS competes in IHSA events in the following:[3]

  • Bass fishing
  • Band
  • Scholastic bowl
  • Speech
  • Vocal music

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Rochelle Twp High School". Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b "School Directory". Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  4. ^ Georgette Braun. "Rochelle grad Joan Allen gets Golden Globe, SAG nominations". Rockford Register Star. Retrieved 9 September 2015.