Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School No. 19

Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School No. 19

School Information

  • Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School No. 19 is a South Zone.

    This school is currently in Receivership status by the New York State Education Department. For more information about Receivership or to view the school’s improvement measures, please visit https://www.rcsdk12.org/receivership.

What Every Family Should Know

  • It is our mission to create a high quality, culturally relevant and supportive learning environment where we are inspired to become Lunsford Strong. The School 19 community will demonstrate our core values of kindness, leadership, and dedication. At School 19, scholars, families, school staff, and community members will work collaboratively to meet this goal. We will develop the knowledge, skills, and practices needed to have a positive impact on the world.

Program Features

  • Uniforms Required No
    Foreign Languages Spanish at 8th grade
    English Language Learners Yes
    Honors/Enrichment Classes No
    Early Literacy Program Yes
    Chorus Yes
    Band/Orchestra Yes
    Instrumental Music Lessons Yes- Violin
    Sports Yes
    Step Teams Yes
    Extended/Expanded Day No
    Saturday School No
    On-Site After-School Care Yes- YMCA Partnership
    Summer Programs No
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships Nazareth College, St. John Fisher College, University of Rochester, Edgewood Free Methodist Church, Foodlink, Church of Love, Children’s Institute, Center for Youth, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, Flint Street Recreation Center, Links 4 Kids, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, SUNY Geneseo, M.K. Gandhi Institute

Unique Features

    • Multiple partnerships – Center for Youth Services, Church of Love, Trinity Emmanuel Church, Links4Kids, Suny Geneseo, Gandhi Institute, Edgewood Free Methodist Church, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, ROC the Future, Villa of Hope, Rcenter- Flint Street and many more.
    • Pre-K 3 and 4 (Early Intervention Available)
    • Strong Instructional Model - Collaborative Co-Teaching Model - Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School 19 and SUNY Geneseo are working together in a partnership. Through this partnership students will have the benefit of engaging in the CCTM (Collaborative Co-Teaching Model), receiving small group instruction daily in core subjects. Literacy and community building remain a focus.
    • Robust focus on Anti-racist Curriculum and Instruction
    • Strings for Success - a violin program, through a partnership with Center for Youth Services, for students in grades 3-8. Students travel to perform at various community organizations in Rochester, New York State, and throughout the United States.
    • Focus on Restorative Practices - Mindfulness Center, Support Center and Family Crew
    • Weekly Morning Meetings and monthly STRONG events – supporting school community (We are Lunsford STRONG!) and building expectations
    • Enhanced Arts Program –designed at each grade level aligned to our curriculum
    • Parents are connected to the school community through the School Based Planning Team, the PTO, volunteer opportunities, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, monthly parent events, and much more.
    • Intramural and modified athletics for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls, Student Council, Yearbook Club, violin orchestra, and much more.