John Williams School No. 5555 N. Plymouth Avenue 14608(585) 325-2255Pre-K through Grade 8
Principal: Terrilyn HammondParent Liaison: Diane LeonePTO President: Ishimara Rivera-DelgadoJohn Williams School No. 5 is an ELL school—a school for children whose native language is other than English—for the City School District. Our professional staff model lifelong learning while teaching an innovative, challenging, creative, and student-centered curriculum. We work to meet high standards in a safe, supportive, nurturing, and culturally sensitive environment. Our instructional program is guided by a school improvement plan that targets student performance in reading and math. The school features two fully equipped computer labs, and laptops/tablets are accessible in every classroom.Grade Level: PreK-8Uniforms Required: YesForeign Languages: SpanishEnglish Language Learners: YesHonors/Enrichment Classes: YesEarly Literacy Program: NoChorus: YesBand/Orchestra: YesInstrumental Music Lessons: YesSports: YesStep Teams: YesExtended/Expanded Day: NoSaturday School: NoOn-Site After-School Care: NoSummer Programs: YesBusiness/College/Faith Partnerships: Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester, Roberts Wesleyan College, Nilico, Eastman Kodak, Oasis Christian Fellowship Church, Love Fellowship Worship Center, Windstream, Nielson, Jewish Federation, Boy Scouts of AmericaSCHOOL FEATURES
- Family oriented, supporting students and providing assistance to families.
- Assists English Language Learners with both integrated language and newcomer classrooms to best support student needs.
- Provides intramurals, band/orchestra, math club, Boy Scouts, step team, safety patrol, comic book club, girls collegial circle, and chess club.
- Character education programs, including Primary Project, daily school creed, Positively Pawsome incentive through School-wide Positive Behavior Supports, Restorative Justice, and vision statement to cultivate respect and responsibility.
Fosters an international school environment where cultural and linguistic diversity are embraced.
Offers reading programs (100 Book Challenge) to foster a love of reading and the development of reading skills among students.
Offers student activities including Student Council, Safety Patrol, Classroom Helpers, and the Bobcat Ambassadors.