• Public Forum to Rename Schools | January 16, 5pm

Public Forum to Name Schools

  • A school name is a reflection of the bright things in our District.
    Our heart, promise, shared history, and future.

    In November, Superintendent Dr. Carmine Peluso launched Invest in Tomorrow, the District’s vision for the future, as it begins implementation of the comprehensive school reconfiguration plan, which includes the creation of four new middle schools and one new high school. Middle schools (7-8) will focus on preparing students academically and emotionally for high school, promoting athletics through physical fitness, sportsmanship, and personal growth, and providing programs and nurturing spaces, so every student can thrive. Beginning in the 2024-25 school year, the District will implement a new grade structure for elementary (PreK-6) and high schools (9-12).

    Additionally, we will rename schools #34 and #46 to continue our journey, remove the names of those who were slave owners and segregationists in our City, and replace them with leaders who are unifiers, trailblazers, and have made a significant impact in transforming our community.  The following schools need your input:

    • Middle school at 200 Genesee Street
    • Middle school at the Dr. Freddie Thomas campus
    • Middle school at the Charlotte campus
    • Middle school at the Jefferson campus
    • High school at the Franklin campus 
    • Louis A. Cerulli School No. 34
    • Charles Carroll School No. 46

    The Rochester Board of Education maintains a policy to name city schools after worthy and well-known persons or to symbolize a cherished value or ideal. For more information, please view policy 7500 of our policy manual.

Participate in the Public Forum

  • We will hold a public forum on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 to gather your input. Join us at 5:00 pm at Central Office, located at 131 West Broad Street, Conference Room 3A/B.  This public forum allows students and families to have a voice in naming these schools.

    If you would like to speak or provide feedback, please email publicforum@rcsdk12.org or call 585-262-8378 by noon on January 16.