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Rocky Hill High School

Rocky Hill High School
50 Chapin Avenue

Hartford County

United States
Coordinates41°40′12″N 72°38′50″W / 41.6701°N 72.6473°W / 41.6701; -72.6473
School typePublic school (government funded)
Opened1981 (43 years ago) (1981)
School districtRocky Hill Public Schools
SuperintendentMark F. Zito, Ed.D.
CEEB code070648
PrincipalJohn Fote (2021-Present)
Faculty62.10 (FTE)[1]
Number of students705 (2021-22)[1]
Student to teacher ratio11.88[1]
Color(s)Blue, White and Red [[ ]] [[ ]] [[ ]]
Athletics conferenceNorthwest Conference (Nutmeg-Football) until 2009. After 2009, Central Connecticut Conference East (CCC).
Team nameTerriers
NewspaperThe Broadside

Rocky Hill High School is a four year high school in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.


The school was constructed in 1980, and has a rated capacity of 750.

The school underwent a $50 million, 3-year renovation from 2014-2017, which expanded the backside of the school and added air conditioning throughout the building.[2]


Rocky Hill High School is accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Several "Early College Experience" classes are offered at RHHS in collaboration with the University of Connecticut.[3]

As of May 2009, Rocky Hill High School was coordinating with the Virtual High School program, to help provide students with extra opportunity to take classes on line. These classes are ones generally not offered to students at RHHS, and will count towards minimum required number of credits (22) needed to graduate from Rocky Hill High School.


In 2011 the New England Association of Schools and Colleges voted to continue Rocky Hill High School's existing accreditation, but put the school on warning due to concerns about the curriculum and facilities. The school's leadership noted that a $39 million upgrade, which would have addressed most of these issues, had been part of a school funding referendum rejected by the voters in June 2010.[4] In January 2012, the outgoing school superintendent warned that the school "will be placed on probation and will lose accreditation if no action is taken."[5]


Rocky Hill High School has various sports and other extracurricular activities which include soccer, football, baseball, softball, volleyball, swimming and diving, wrestling, tennis, indoor/outdoor track, cross country running, etc. The baseball team won the state championship in 2014.[citation needed] The football team made it to the finals of the state championship in 2016 but was defeated to Ansonia.

The Rocky Hill High School Royal Blues Marching Band performs a themed show every year and competes in the New England State Championships hosted by USBands. They also play at school sports games, local parades, and other events. The Royal Blues Marching Band won the New England State Championship Group I A in 2016 and 2017, as well as Group II Open in 2019.[6] The marching band was also a creative class finalist in the 2020 National Championships.[6]


Notable administrators at the district received awards for their work in the education system.

  • In 2005, then Principal Robert Pitocco was selected as Connecticut State Principal of the Year.[7]
  • In 2006, then Assistant Principal Donna Hayward was selected as Connecticut State Assistant Principal of the Year.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Rocky Hill High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 9, 2022.
  2. ^ "Rocky Hill Marks Start Of $50M High School Renovation Project". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 2022-05-09.
  3. ^ "UCONN classes at RHHS". Archived from the original on 2007-08-15.
  4. ^ David Drury, "Accreditation Group Warns About Deficiencies At High SchoolAccreditation Group Warns About Deficiencies At High School", Hartford Courant, June 15, 2011.
  5. ^ "School Officials Start Campaign To Get Approval To Renovate Rocky Hill High School", Hartford Courant, January 31, 2012.
  6. ^ a b "RHHS Marching Band - Past Shows". Retrieved 2022-05-13.
  7. ^ "LGH Member Update". Leadership Greater Hartford Member Updates. 2005-11-22.
  8. ^ "RHHS assistant principal likes her students, even when she has to discipline them". MyRockyHill. Archived from the original on 2007-07-11.
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