She is an alumna of William Mc Kinley High School as of Goodbye.
She was the first ever captain of the school's Glee Club, the New Directions, having later recruited Finn Hudson as a co-captain in Mattress.
Right off the bat, Rachel's show-offish personality shines through as she details how she had won her first dance contest while still a baby.
In the episode Yes/No, Finn, whom she has had conflicting feelings for ever since the episode Pilot, proposes to Rachel and in Michael, Rachel accepts his proposal.
In On My Way, they planned to get married, but in the beginning of Big Brother it is revealed that they postponed their wedding due to Quinn Fabray's texting and driving car accident.
In Season Six, it is revealed that her TV show, titled That's So Rachel, has been cancelled due to very poor ratings after airing its pilot episode.
Since she can't go back to Broadway, Rachel returns to Ohio to find out her parents are getting divorced and to relaunch the glee club along with Kurt, and together (with some help of the Alumni) they recruit new members.