• 2023-2024 School of Choice

    School of Choice Lottery Deadline
    February 17, 2023

    2023-24 School of Choice | School of Choice in 3 steps

    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.

Office of Student Equity and Placement

  • We're here to help. Placement staff are available to assist parents with every step of the process. We can also provide parents with information about the schools available to their children to help them make an informed choice.

New or returning to Rochester schools?

  • Students entering the RCSD for the first time must register their child with the Office of Student Equity and Placement. This process includes several registration-related forms and other acceptable documentation. When a parent enrolls online, this one-time registration is also required. After a student is registered, they will receive a student ID number and become eligible to begin the school of choice and student enrollment process. 

Kindergarten Enrollment

  • 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

Prekindergarten Enrollment

  • If you live in the City of Rochester and have a child who turns 3 or 4 by December 1, you can register now for Pre-K classes beginning this fall. For more information about Pre-Kindergarten programs and locations throughout the City of Rochester, please visit rocprek.org or call 585-262-8140.

    Students entering Pre-K
    can register in a UPK or EPK program by e
    nrolling online via PowerSchool (one-time account creation is required) | Enroll online now

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Contact Us

  • Office of Student
    Equity & Placement

    585-262-8241
    studentplacement@rcsdk12.org
    131 West Broad Street
    Rochester, NY 14614

    Monday through Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

    Placement specialists are available to assist with any student enrollment by phone or email during normal office hours. If you choose to visit the Office of Student Placement for assistance with enrolling your child through our online process, please be sure to bring all necessary documentation.