East Upper School

East Lower School

School Information

  • East Upper School is a Secondary School.

    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

  • East’s mission is to enable scholars to take charge of their future by being tenacious, thinking purposefully, and advocating for self and others. East is committed to offering a rigorous learning environment by providing a longer school day and advanced courses. East is committed to providing a culture that is warm, welcoming, and peaceful. Restorative practices are used daily to build, maintain, and repair relationships. Each day a 30 minute “family group” takes place that fosters relationships between a small group of scholars and two adults to promote unity and a natural support system.

Program Features

  • Uniforms No
    Busing RTS (Yellow currently)
    Foreign Languages Spanish, American Sign Language
    Advanced Placement (AP) English Language, English Literature, World History, U.S. History, Spanish Language, Statistics, Physics
    English Language Learners Yes
    Health/Wellness Center Yes
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships University of Rochester, Center for Youth, IBERO-American Action League, Hillside Work Scholarship, Monroe County Family Access and Connection Team, MCC Liberty Partnerships, Urban League, Champion Academy, Champp, Villa of Hope, Laws New York, Foodlink, Encompass, Step 2 College, College Prep Center, Gear Up, Upward Bound
    Student-Parent School Compact Agreement required No

Unique Features

    • Longer instructional day
    • Direct literacy instruction
    • Double time allotted for math and English Language Arts
    • Extensive community partners
    • One way dual language program
    • Driver’s Education
    • Medical center
    • Dental suite
    • Barbershop
    • Student Support Center
    • Educational Partnership with University of Rochester
    • 31 high school interscholastic sports teams
    • Family group
    • Support periods for academic assistance
    • Multiple socio-emotional supports
    • Dual credit college offerings
    • Culinary
    • Vision Care/Ophthalmic Dispensing
    • Information Technology
    • Teaching and Learning Institute

    Career Majors

    • Optics
    • Medical Careers