• District Profile

Mission and Vision

  • MISSION
    Foster students’ individual talents and abilities in a nurturing environment of equity.


    VISION
    Ensure all students equitable access to a high-quality education and graduate each student as a productive member of society.

Schools and Students

  • 55 Pre-K sites:
    28 schools and
    27 community-based organizations

    46 Total schools:
    31 elementary and 15 secondary

    • 19 schools are Pre-K - 6
    • 8 schools are Pre-K - 8
    • 2 schools are K - 8
    • 1 school is K - 6
    • 1 school is 6 - 8 
    • 4 schools are 7 - 8 
    • 8 schools are 9 - 12
    • 1 school is K - 12
    • 1 school is Pre-K - 1
    • 1 school is Pre-K- 2

    10 Alternative Programs

School Year 2021 Enrollments

  • 23,907 (Pre-K - 12) (as of 10.22.21)

Areas of Focus

  • Academics, Budget/Finances, Branding, COVID-19 Planning, Trauma-Informed Practices, Implicit Bias, Anti-Racism, Inclusion, Special Education, Multilingual Learners

Student Demographics

  • Black or African American: 52.7%
    Hispanic: 33.3%
    White: 8.8%
    Asian: 2.6%
    Other: 2.6%

     

Private/Parochial Schools

  • 2,317 students to 105 Private/Parochial/Urban Suburban Schools (as of 10/22/21)
    6,867 students to 20 charter schools (as of 10/22/21)

     

Class Options

  • Average academic class size:
    K-6: 21 Students
    7-8: 21 Students
    9-12: 22 Students

     

Specialized Services

  • Spanish/English Bilingual Education; Bilingual Dual Language Programs – One Way & Two Way; Transitional Bilingual Programs; English as a New Language (ENL) for English Language Learners (ELL); Newcomers Programs: Rochester International Academy; Alternative Education Programs; Adult Education Programs.

Superintendent

  • The Rochester City School District Board of Education unanimously selected Dr. Lesli Myers-Small as its Superintendent of Schools in May 2020. With almost 30 years of experience as an educator, she most recently served as Assistant Commissioner of Innovation and School Reform for the New York State Education Department.

Board of Education

  • The Rochester City School District Board of Education is a seven-member board elected by the citizens of Rochester to direct and oversee the operations of the school district. Board Commissioners serve four-year terms. Current members and term expiration dates are:

    • Van Henri White, President, December 2021
    • Cynthia Elliott, Vice President, December 2021
    • Ricardo Adams, Commissioner, December 2023
    • Beatriz LeBron, Commissioner, December 2023
    • Amy Maloy, Commissioner, December 2023
    • Willa Powell, Commissioner, December 2023
    • William Clark, Commissioner, December 2021

Staff

  • Number of employees: 5,129
    Median teacher salary: $67,552
    Median # years teacher experience: 13.79

     

Budget, Salaries, and Per Pupil

  • 2021 – 22 Per Pupil Cost
    $29,800 (*Based on total all funds budget of $986,100,909 with a total enrollment of 33,091 as of 10.22.21)

    2021-22 True Tax Rate:
    Homestead: $10.8941
    Non-Homestead: $22.170

    2021 – 22 Adopted Budget
    Expenditure Summary All Funds $986,100,909

    Compensation:$373,999,823- 37.9%
    Fixed Obligations: $203,468,077- 20.6%
    Benefits: $180,832,754- 18.4%
    Debt Service: $86,816,701- 8.8%
    Other*: $140,983,554- 14.3%
    (*Other includes variable expenses, facilities, cash capital, technology, deficit reduction, and contingency)