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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Rome City School District is a public school district located in Rome, NY. It has 5,552 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.
Address
409 Bell Rd
Rome, NY 13440
Telephone
(315) 338-6521
Website

Rome City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1140
135 responses
Average ACT
27
32 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,552
Free or Reduced Lunch
62.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,444
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$111,315,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,956/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$45,570
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$748
National
$949
Median Home Value
$94,900
National
$184,700

Rome City School District Reviews

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Rome City School District courbe be better, but isn’t awful.
Negatives:
- some buildings are falling apart
- class sizes are big in wealthy schools + honors classes
- bad football
- questionable accessibility
Positives:
-good music program
-lots of class options at high school
-lots of free dual credit classes
-sports are solid
-good elementary teachers
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Rome Free Academy was a great school where I met amazing people. I met all of my very close friends there, but certain teachers made my school experience terrible. Allowing harassment, not speaking up when something bad was happening, yelling at us when we could not complete tasks in very unrealistic time limits, etc. Thankfully, most of my teacher I had always offered help, gave reasonable time limits, and were very dedicated to teaching. Rome Free Academy is a very mixed bag with the bad being exceptionally bad.
The district is currently working on fixing up all the schools. The new high school is gorgeous and huge. Though the budgets are whack. I was in the honors program which wasn't much different from the regents classes. This made me ill prepared for AP testing and so on. The district needs to take care of teachers who get away with not doing their jobs, and give kids the education and motivation they need. When kids are correcting the classroom teachers it makes them unmotivated and not confident in the subject. Kids want to be taught not teach themselves, otherwise what is the point of coming to school. On the bright side, we have a really strong anti-bullying program and great discipline. Kids really learn respect (except for the minor few), and they learn gratitude along with other family values. Over time the district does feel like home. If it weren't for the education aspect this rating would've been way higher. I just see so much more that could be improved.