Rochester City School District

Schools
54
Grades
PK-12
Students
28938
Type
UNIFIED
131 West Broad Street
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 262-8378

New York State Assessments

Rochester City School District
Based on data from the 2017 school year
4
Grades
PK-6
Students
352
The teachers are effective, the environment and school community is small, safe, and welcoming.
PUBLIC
3
Grades
K-12
Students
892
The program allows the students to explore their world and find different ways to solve problems, which is much different and far more interesting than the typical program. My daughter loves going to school. She's in their junior high program now, and at that age I hated school. That alone would make me feel it is a positive program, but their students also routinely do very well on tests, and know more about their world and are better behaved than many kids their age. I love the fact that we had the option to send her to an alternative program as early as kindergarten in the city school district, without having to pay the exorbitant fees that private or charter schools charge.To add to this now that she has graduated (in the second graduating class): they did and do have some problems, mainly, I think, caused by the newer state testing requirements which made it hard for them to keep on with the values of their program. They also had some growing pains as they added the middle and upper schools and figured out what they were going to do. In the end, I think it was far better than many of the other options in this school district, but not as good as it could be.
PUBLIC
3
Grades
PK-6
Students
689
MY CHILD IS IN A 12.1.1 CLASSROOM AND THE TEACHER IS FABULOUS AND TRULY MAKES AN INDIVIDUAL EFFORT FOR EACH N EVERY CHILDS NEEDS..THE PRINCIPLE IS VERY HELPFUL IF SEEKED OUT..I AGREE THAT THE SCHOOL DOES NOT REACH OUT TO PARENTS AS MUCH AS IT SHOULD I DONT RECIEVE NOTICES ABOUT OPEN HOUSES MAYBE WITH THE NEW PARENT CONNECT SYSTEM THIS WILL CHANGE..
PUBLIC
3
Grades
PK-6
Students
355
First, this school is amazing! My wife and I were new to Rochester and were late for the lottery. We were assigned a random school in the 19th ward. I made numerous attempts to contact them to learn more about their school but never heard anything back (even after having gone down there). We decided to transfer and ended up at the Children's School of Rochester. Within the first day I was in touch with the principal, Mr. Piper, who is a great guy. He answered all of my questions and invited me to their orientation. What I like about this school is that it allows me, as a parent, to be as involved as I would like to be. In addition to the normal PTA the school is run by work groups, comprised of teachers, parents, and administrators. This allows me to be directly involved in how the school is run. It has also allowed me to get to know the teachers and staff. I have found everyone who works there to be highly invested in the students. The school is clean, bright, and joyful. The foster a strong sense of family and inclusion amongst the students. Do not let the poor academic rankings on this website or the fact that this is "a city school" fool you. A large part of the student population are foreign born and may be learning English for the first time or at the very least learning how American schools work. Since coming here I have never questioned the quality of our daughters education and would not move her to a private school if you paid me to. She is a better person for coming here and we could not be happier with our decision to enroll her.
PUBLIC
3
Grades
PK-6
Students
386
1. Issues are swept under the rug. 2. After principal Palermo left, the school is out of control. The current principal & vice principal walks around all day with a walkie talkie like they are working. Or, they aren't in the office to meet with parents. 3. The red (bad), yellow (so-so), and green (great) daily behavior process is a waste of time. Just call or email the parents from time with concerns about behavior. It's common sense. 4. Teachers don't answer calls or voicemails. 5. When problems arise between students in the classroom, most teachers send the children to another class without notifying parents. 6. The school lunch is not up to par. The lunchroom staff have to step their game up; I know you have rodents and other issues, I saw the reports online.This school is very small and old. Clara Barton # 2 needs a makeover inside and out.Hire staff that wants to teach and teach well. Create an inviting environment for parents. In my opinion, the school needs to close down.
PUBLIC

Monroe schools - Rochester City School District is a unified school district that is located at 131 West Broad Street, Rochester NY 14614. The school district serves 28938 students in grades PK-12.There are 54 schools associated with this district.

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