Rochester School Department

150 Wakefield Street - Suite #8
Rochester, New Hampshire 03867
phone 603.332.3678 - fax 603.335.7367

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Student Registration

2020-2021 School Year

Registration for Rochester students who will be entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 for the 2020-2021 year, begins February 3rd, 2020 at the District Office during regular business hours , 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Student registration for Rochester public schools is open daily (except holidays).

All Elementary registrations (grades K-5) are taken at the office of the Superintendent of Schools
~ located at 150 Wakefield Street, Suite 8 (Rochester Community Center ~ second floor)
8:00 AM until 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday.

Middle School registrations (grades 6-8) are taken in the Guidance Office at the Rochester Middle School
~ located at 47 Brock Street
7:30 AM until 2:30 PM Monday through Friday.

High School registrations (grades 9-12) are taken at Spaulding High School
~ located at 130 Wakefield Street
7:30 AM until 2:30 PM Monday through Friday.

Children do not need to be present at the time of Registration.
~ Registration materials are available in advance from the superintendent's office.

In order to complete registration, the student’s parent or legal guardian MUST bring:

  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of residency
  • Documentation of recent physical exam
  • Legal/ Court paper work, as applicable

The law mandates that no child may start school until birth certificate, immunization records and physical exams have been processed by the school department. Your child will not be assigned to a school until all registration paperwork is complete (birth cert., immunization records, completed registration packet).


Items Accepted to Prove Residency

  • Copy of a fully executed lease, with the name and phone number of the landlord
  • Copy of a fully executed closing statement
  • Telephone, electric, and cable bills
  • Envelopes with yellow forwarding postal sticker
  • Billing or mailing address from current doctor's bill, bank statement, or payroll check

Items NOT accepted to Prove Residency

  • Property tax bill
  • Water/sewer bill
  • Voter registration
  • Vehicle registration
  • Driver's license
  • Post Office Box

PDF icon Student Registration ‘Packet’
Forms to print out, fill out and bring with you when registering your child.