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  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Rochester City School District is a public school district located in Rochester, NY. It has 28,486 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 16% in reading.
About Rochester City School District...
Address
131 W Broad St
Rochester, NY 14614
Telephone
(585) 262-8378

Rochester City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
16%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
51%
Average SAT
1010
385 responses
Average ACT
24
27 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
28,486
Free or Reduced Lunch
85.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,633
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$790,024,000
Expenses Per Student
$28,517/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    4%

Rochester City School District Reviews

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What I like about Rochester City School District is that the teachers put forth effort to help students achieve academically and use various techniques to help them learn and understand the material being taught. The teachers can also be very lenient and flexible. Though with that being said, changes that can be done is more life skills classes, which may be a major change to the structure of schools systems itself. If life lessons are taught in schools it can ensure survival in the real world. Some basic life skills may consist of time management, social skills, and a more healthier nutritional lifestyles. Overall, my school experience in the Rochester City School District is average, but there is always room for improvement and soon there will be a change in the school districts that will benefit and impact so many more lives.
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I am at Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School right now and I am very glad to be in the International Baccalaureate Program. I feel challenged with these rigorous courses. I am very proud to be in this district where they provided me with these high level thinking. I am also proud that there is Upward Bound Program, which I am apart of. This program has helped me with my college applications and learning about colleges. Due to the opportunities that the Rochester City School District provided me, I am able to make it to the University of Rochester this fall. I would like to thank my school and my district for making this possible for me.
I’ve been in the Rochester City School District since preschool and I would love to see school lunches change in regards to better quality food and serving size. Most students do not eat school lunches for its taste and that way that it is cooked. Consequently I feel that students should be allowed to leave campus for lunch with parental permission if dissatisfied with school lunches. I would also like to touch on the lack of field trip and funding opportunities that rcsd has. We significantly go on less trips then ever in the past few years which minimalizes our way of knowledge and thinking on a large scale. The lack of funding directly affects students and their educational opportunities.