Francis Parker School No. 23

Francis Parker School No. 23

School Information

What Every Family Should Know

  • Francis Parker is one of the most diverse schools in Monroe County, serving 43% African American, 36% White, and 16% Hispanic students.  The school remains a top performing elementary schools in the Rochester City School District. We have created a learning environment that works to meet the unique needs of all our students. Through our WIN (What I Need) blocks, all students receive small group instruction tailored to support and enrich their academic success. The School's proximity to many artistic and business venues has helped us build partnerships that support field trips to the Memorial Art Gallery, The Warrior Factory, Writers and Books, and many more.

Program Features

  • Uniforms Required Yes
    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 No
    Step Teams No
    Extended/Expanded Day Yes
    Saturday School No
    On-Site After-School Care No
    Summer Programs Yes
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships University of Rochester, Memorial Art Gallery, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, Playworks

Unique Features

  • Acceleration Programs – We embed accelerated learning opportunities at every grade level.  Through the use of Project Based Learning, our students are exposed to rigorous and engaging tasks every day. Additional accelerated learning opportunities include STEM enrichment, a Young Scientists partnership with the University of Rochester Medical Center, and tailored acceleration during our WIN (What I Need) Block.

    Francis Parker House System - Students and staff are randomly sorted into 1 of 4 multi-age/grade Houses when they first arrive at our school. They remain in that House throughout their time at Francis Parker School No. 23. In a House, students are able to interact with peers from other grade levels. With this, the older students become mentors to younger students— and they in turn grow as leaders themselves. This creates a positive climate and culture of belonging for students and staff. It also helps to build character, relationships, and school spirit. Points are collected throughout the year for each student, which counts toward their overall House’s score. Students can earn points for their house through displays of citizenship. The House with the highest amount of points at the end of the year wins the House Cup!

    Strong parent presence and voice via the PTA.