Rochester City School District


The Rochester City School District consists of 46 schools, including 30 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 10 high schools, and 1 alternative school, serving a predominantly low-income and minority student population. While a few standout schools, such as School 19-Dr Charles T Lunsford, School 23-Francis Parker, and School 46-Charles Carroll, demonstrate pockets of academic success, many schools in the district are struggling with extremely low proficiency rates, high dropout rates, and other significant challenges.

At the lower end of the spectrum, schools like Edison Career And Technology High School, Franklin Upper School, and School 33-John James Audubon rank among the lowest performing schools in New York, with proficiency rates ranging from just 2.61% to 14.42%. These schools exemplify the severe educational inequities within the district, where student outcomes vary dramatically based on the school they attend.

Overall, the Rochester City School District faces significant challenges, with the district as a whole ranked 852 out of 866 school districts in New York and rated 0 out of 5 stars by SchoolDigger. High poverty levels, chronic absenteeism, and low graduation rates are pervasive issues across the district, though a few exceptional schools demonstrate that high performance is possible with the right strategies and resources.

District Detail

 131 W Broad St
Rochester, NY 14614-1187

 (585) 262-8378

SchoolDigger Rank:
852nd of 866 New York districts

See the 2023 New York District rankings!
Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 22,378

Primary Schools: 30
Middle Schools: 5
High Schools: 10
Alternative Schools: 1

SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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