Office of Student Equity and Placement

New and Returning Students

  • Students entering or returning to the RCSD must register their child with the Office of Student Equity and Placement.  Parents / Caregivers must provide acceptable documentation to complete the registration process. After a student is registered, they are assigned a student ID number and become eligible to complete an online enrollment through PowerSchool.

Choosing and enrolling for School

  • The 2024-25 K-12 School Choice Process for the Rochester City School District has ended.  During the School Choice Lottery, City residents with children entering Kindergarten, 7th, and 9th grade were able to enroll online for the 2024-25 school year. City residents have until April 19, 2024 to participate in the school choice lottery for a PreK program for children ages 3-4.

    Students who do not participate in the School of Choice Lottery will be placed in a school closest to your home where space is available after the selection process is complete.

Entering Kindergarten

  • If you live in the City of Rochester and have a child who turns 5 by December 1, you can enroll now for Kindergarten in the Rochester City School District.

    Students entering Kindergarten
    can enroll online via PowerSchool (one-time account creation is required) | Enroll online now

Entering PreK


Contact Us

  • Office of Student
    Equity & Placement

    131 West Broad Street
    Rochester, NY 14614

    Monday through Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.