• School No. 5 Building Facade
    John Williams School No. 5 
    555 N. Plymouth Avenue 14608

    (585) 325-2255
    Pre-K through Grade 8

    Principal: Terrilyn Hammond
    Parent Liaison: Diane Leone
    PTO President: Ishimara Rivera-Delgado
    John Williams School No. 5 is an ELL school—a school for children whose native language is other than English—for the City School District. Our professional staff model lifelong learning while teaching an innovative, challenging, creative, and student-centered curriculum. We work to meet high standards in a safe, supportive, nurturing, and culturally sensitive environment. Our instructional program is guided by a school improvement plan that targets student performance in reading and math. The school features two fully equipped computer labs, and laptops/tablets are accessible in every classroom.
    Grade Level: PreK-8
    Uniforms Required: Yes
    Foreign Languages: Spanish
    English Language Learners: Yes
    Honors/Enrichment Classes: Yes
    Early Literacy Program: No
    Chorus: Yes
    Band/Orchestra: Yes
    Instrumental Music Lessons: Yes
    Sports: Yes
    Step Teams: Yes
    Extended/Expanded Day: No
    Saturday School: No
    On-Site After-School Care: No
    Summer Programs: Yes
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships: Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester, Roberts Wesleyan College, Nilico, Eastman Kodak, Oasis Christian Fellowship Church, Love Fellowship Worship Center, Windstream, Nielson, Jewish Federation, Boy Scouts of America
    • Family oriented, supporting students and providing assistance to families.
    • Assists English Language Learners with both integrated language and newcomer classrooms to best support student needs.
    • Provides intramurals, band/orchestra, math club, Boy Scouts, step team, safety patrol, comic book club, girls collegial circle, and chess club.
    • Character education programs, including Primary Project, daily school creed, Positively Pawsome incentive through School-wide Positive Behavior Supports, Restorative Justice, and vision statement to cultivate respect and responsibility.
    • Fosters an international school environment where cultural and linguistic diversity are embraced.
    • Offers reading programs (100 Book Challenge) to foster a love of reading and the development of reading skills among students.
    • Offers student activities including Student Council, Safety Patrol, Classroom Helpers, and the Bobcat Ambassadors.
Last Modified on July 11, 2018