Welcome to School #12!  We are a high achieving and well-respected school within the Rochester community.  The positive energy, staff enthusiasm and outstanding commitment to children on the part of this school community are what make us so special. We will do everything we can to continue to make our school the shining star of the South Wedge community.

    We are a community that celebrates diversity and fosters the individual talents of our students.  We have a strong administrative team from various experiential backgrounds.  Together we have many decades of teaching and learning expertise which provides a common focus for the school.  Our talented teachers and staff are well seasoned and keep abreast of the latest research and best practices to make learning fun. We have a strong parent group and network of community volunteers that advocate, fundraise, tutor, and support school wide programs and initiatives.  Our youngsters are proud to be a part of our student body and work hard to meet our rigorous standards.

    We continue to strive to make our good school even greater. Our commitment to you is that we will be relentless in our efforts to identify the best teaching and learning strategies for your child.  This includes both enrichment and intervention activities.

    Your ideas, support, help and suggestions are welcome.  We value your part in the educational process and know it takes a team effort to achieve success.  Our goal is to work together to develop our students socially, physically, emotionally and academically.  We look forward to meeting you and working together to ensure your child's success at James P. B. Duffy School #12. 


    Once again, welcome aboard. 


    Dr. Jennifer Gkourlias