School Details

School 23 Francis Parker

170 Barrington Street, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 473-5099
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 319 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

24%
5%
32%
11%
11%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Rochester City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
7%
33%
41%
12%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Rochester City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
6%
30%
33%
8%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Rochester City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
4%
29%
27%
6%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Rochester City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

School 23 Francis Parker is a public middle school in Rochester. The principal of School 23 Francis Parker is PRINCIPAL - MS. RHONDA MORIEN, who can be contacted at rhonda.morien@rcsdk12.org. 319 students attend School 23 Francis Parker and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 1% of the School 23 Francis Parker students are "limited in English proficiency." 61% of the 319 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at School 23 Francis Parker is 15:1. School 58 World Of Inquiry School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 58% 65%
Hispanic 5% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 34% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 87%
Limited English proficiency 1% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I really like this school. My son is in the Map program in the 5th grade. His teachers are wonderful. They provide detailed email updates on a weekly basis and I am very satisfied with their program. However I have to agree with the previous post that the principal could use a little lesson on people skills. I had a discussion with her last year about a concern and she was a little condescending and seemed a little uninterested.

  • (1 year ago)

    School No. 23 has great parents students but some of the teachers are complacent and the principal is kurt and unapproachable. I asked her some questions regarding state exams and she told me she would follow up after she met with her team. Unfortunately I am still waiting several months later. This school could be a great school given the community students and parents however it will never reach it's full potential with it's current leadership.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughters spent a few years here and my son for preschool. What an amazing place.

  • (6 years ago)

    I would agree about the principal and the kindergarten teacher Mrs. W. is awesome in her efforts to connect with every child.

  • (7 years ago)

    Principal is extremely involved with kids and works very hard to give them the best education and socialization opportunities. MAP programs study math and English 1 year ahead of grade. Very happy to have our son there having moved him from a private school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter was in kindergarten last year! Great experience great teacher-parent relationship formed. Wonderful teacher Christine Williams! Great principle Mrs.Blocker. Everyone gets together for the children. Glad we chose #23 school for our daughter

  • (9 years ago)

    Francis Parker School is a small school (approximately 300 students) and has the advantages of the teachers and principals knowing each of the students personally. My daughter (a kindergartener) loves the school and has thrived there. The school's greatest treasure is the principal who knows each child by name who takes the time each week to review students' work and conduct reading circles with the youngest readers and who supports the teachers and encourages them to the highest performance.

  • (10 years ago)

    We have 2 children at School #23. They have both attended since PreK and are presently in 3rd Grade and Kindergarten. School #23 is a place where children can excel. The principal is amazing and the teachers have been wonderful very considerate and supportive in all aspects. The parental involvement coupled with the principal's support and drive make school #23 what it is an incredible place for students to learn. I have nothing but the best things to say about Francis Parker #23 school and so do my kids they love it here!

  • (11 years ago)

    My son has attend school #23 since he was in kinder. And he is currently in the 5th grade -- the teachers are pleasant and very involved with their students and classwork -- I love this school and I am so glad school #23 still has 6th grade -- I highly recommend school #23.

  • (11 years ago)

    First rate! My son has attended School 23 from 1st to 6th grade. I have met his teachers every year and have never been disappointed. I only wish he could stay there through high school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I was concerned about my daughter attending school. I am very pleased with this school not only with its teachers but with its parents.

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