Nathaniel Rochester Community School
    Nathaniel Rochester Middle School
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    Principal: Deborah Washington | Deborah.Washington@RCSDK12.ORG
    Assistant Principal: Jeanne Markman | Jeanne.Markman@RCSDK12.ORG
    Parent Contact: Evana Harvey | Evana.Harvey@rcsdk12.org
    School Chief: Dr. Carmine Peluso | carmine.peluso@rcsdk12.org
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    Program Information
    Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
    Dismissal Time: 2:00 p.m.
    Grade Level: 7-8
    Uniforms Required: No
    Busing: School Buses
    Student Enrollment: 630
    Foreign Languages: Spanish
    English Language Learners: Yes
    Honors/Enrichment Classes: Yes
    Early Literacy Program: Yes
    Chorus: Yes
    Band/Orchestra: Yes
    Instrumental Music Lessons: Yes
    Sports: Yes
    Step Teams: No
    Extended/Expanded Day: Yes
    Saturday School: Yes
    On-Site After-School Care: Yes (City Rec)
    Summer Programs: Yes, for selected rising 7th and 8th graders
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships: University of Rochester, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Third Presbyterian Church, Cornhill Neighborhood Association, Center for Youth, Roberts Wesleyan College, Generation 2, AmeriCorps, Genesee Country Museum, Rochester Museum and Science Center

    •  Middle School Honors Academy for students that qualify. Middle school students have the opportunity to take high school Regents courses in 7th and 8th grade.
    • Expanded Learning School with a 7.5 hour day: students receive more than 200 extra hours each year of academic, social-emotional, and recreational opportunities beyond those offered during a traditional school day.
    • School-wide focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math): Weekly STEM experiences with extracurricular activities, such as Engineering Academy, Invention Convention and Lego League.
    • STEM field trips, including a school-wide field trip to the Genesee Country Museum and STEM activity camps over school breaks.
    • Annual participation in the E3 Engineering and Technology Fair, Xerox Invention Convention and Structures Competition, and First Lego League.
    • Opportunities to work with school partners at Xerox, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, and the University of Rochester’s Medical Center.
    • All seventh- and eighth-grade students use tablet computers at school.
    • Interscholastic school athletics for students in grades 7 and 8.
    • Our community partner, Center for Youth, helps us offer students enrichment activities and targeted supports to help students be successful.