About Us

About Us

Rancho Cotate High School is committed to providing high-quality education to our perse student body. We achieve our goals through a challenging curriculum, quality teachers, and an atmosphere that emphasizes communication and cooperation. Together, these elements create a safe and engaging learning environment in which all students can excel.

  • School District: Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District
  • CDS Code: 49738824935482
  • Principal: Heather Ramme
  • Assistant Principal: Lucia Papineau
  • Assistant Principal: Henri Sarlatte
  • Assistant Principal: Amy Alverez
  • Grades: 9-12
rancho school building



Rancho Cotate High School hosts an outstanding high school program with academically rigorous courses, innovative electives, and award-winning art, music and journalism programs. We also offer extensive CTE classes such as animation, web design, accounting, digital photography,video production, and a full range of auto shop 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. We offer AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) which is designed to help under-achieving high school students prepare for and succeed in colleges and universities. Rancho also offers ELD as well as Spanish for Spanish Speakers courses.

General Information


Each student will be issued a photo student identification card free of charge. For reasons of safety, all students are required to carry their student ID card at all times and to present the card when requested to do so by any school employee or public safety office. If a student loses his/her ID card, a new one must be obtained in the main office for a $5.00 fee.


Textbooks will be provided free of charge to students as needed in inpidual classes. Students are responsible for returning textbooks checked out to them. In the event a textbook is lost or damaged, the student will either be charged for damages or for the full replacement cost of the textbook.


Students may not bring guests to school; however, parents and guardians are always welcome. All visitors are required to sign in at the front desk in the main office and are required to be escorted to their destination and to wear a visitor's pass at all times. Rancho students may not visit other school campuses.


Students have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of sports and extra curricular activities. At this time, we have over forty organizations on campus and offer more than eighteen different sports.