• RCSD School Reconfiguration

RCSD Comprehensive School Reconfiguration Plan

  • Starting in September 2024, the Rochester City School District will undergo a comprehensive reconfiguration that will align with the new grade structure (PreK-6, 7-8, 9-12) approved by the Board of Education in August 2022. 

    Our District has experienced a consistent decline in enrollment for more than a decade and must make the necessary adjustments to create better learning and extracurricular opportunities in modernized facilities with highly qualified staff and programming to meet the diverse interests of our students. 

    If these changes are not implemented, the District’s projections forecast more significant decreases in the years ahead. This comprehensive reconfiguration has been guided by certain criteria, including enrollment declines, school accountability status, building structures and conditions, demographics, program offerings, long-term financial planning, and recommendations from the State Monitor.

    Upon approval by the Board of Education, all changes will take effect beginning in the 2024 – 2025 school year. The Board is scheduled to vote on October 19, 2023. The following are proposed:

Community Conversations

Recommended School Closures

  • Elementary Schools

    • Clara Barton School No. 2
    • Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School No. 10
    • Adlai E. Stevenson School No. 29 
    • Andrew J. Townson School No. 39
    • RISE Community School No. 106 
    • Wilson Foundation Academy

    Middle Schools 

    • Dr. Alice Holloway Young School of Excellence
    • Franklin Lower School
    • Monroe Lower School

    High Schools

    • Franklin Upper School
    • Northeast College Preparatory High School

Recommended Building Closures

    • School No. 20** 
    • School No. 29**
    • School No. 39*
    • School No. 44** 
    • School No. 106*

    *Buildings remain in RCSD inventory
    **Buildings returned to the City of Rochester

Reconfiguration Impact

  • Elementary Schools (Citywide: PreK-6)

    • Nathaniel Hawthorne School No. 25 moves to 190 Reynolds Street (Current site of School No. 2)
    • Montessori Academy School No. 53 moves to Dr. Walter Cooper Campus

    Middle Schools (7-8)

    • Charlotte Campus*
    • Douglass Campus 
    • East Lower School
    • Freddie Thomas Campus* 
    • Jefferson Campus* (RIA program remains)
    • Wilson Foundation Academy Campus* 

    *Denotes new middle school 

    High School (9-12)

    • New high school at the Franklin Campus 
    • Rochester Early College International High School moves to Dr. Alice Holloway-Young Campus 

    Programs (Not a BEDS-coded school. Students are dual enrolled in another BEDS-coded school.)

    • NorthSTAR Program moves to the Franklin Campus (7-12)
    • RIA remains at the Jefferson Campus (K-12)
    • Rochester Early Childhood Education Center remains at 107 N. Clinton Avenue (PK-1)
    • All City High remains at 1305 Lyell Avenue (9-12)
    • LyncX remains at 30 Hart Street (7-12)

Superintendent's Presentation

Superintendent's presentation to the Rochester Board of Education at the ESA Committee of the Whole on September 12, 2023

Reconfiguration Footprint: Schools by Zone Beginning Fall 2024

  • Reconfiguration Footprint

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