School Details

School 58-World of Inquiry School

200 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14605
(585) 325-6170
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 532 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

26%
6%
31%
24%
6%
34%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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 meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rochester City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
5%
30%
23%
6%
36%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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 meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rochester City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

15%
5%
30%
9%
6%
30%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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 meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rochester City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

18%
6%
30%
10%
5%
31%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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 meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rochester City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
6%
31%
6%
4%
28%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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 meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rochester City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
6%
34%
8%
4%
27%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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 meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rochester City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

School 58-World of Inquiry School is a public middle school in Rochester. The principal of School 58-World of Inquiry School is MS. SHEELARANI WEBSTER, who can be contacted at sheelarani.webster@rcsdk12.org. 532 students go to School 58-World of Inquiry School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the School 58-World of Inquiry School students are "limited in English proficiency." 72% of the 532 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at School 58-World of Inquiry School is 12:1. School 3-Nathaniel Rochester is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 75% 65%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 14% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 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 72% 81%
Limited English proficiency 2% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We love this school and can't imagine sending our kids somewhere else - so happy that we stayed in the RCSD; we would never leave the City of Rochester with WOIS #58 being our school.

  • (3 years ago)

    World of Inquiry is a prime example of a high performing urban school and having quality school choices is an important key to building a livable community. We are very happy with our decision to send our children to World of Inquiry.

  • (3 years ago)

    My children are getting an excellent education and LOVE going to school!

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers care about the students. It it very diverse and has a family atmosphere

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school dedicated teachers and parents!

  • (3 years ago)

    truly an inspirational place for a child to learn and grow!

  • (3 years ago)

    The parent-liaison is phenomenal so the parents and children are well advocated for thus allowing a great partnership to ensure the success of the students.

  • (3 years ago)

    The World of Inquiry School#58 has been a blessing for my 2 children and family. The principal teachers and staff are first class & very skilled/supportive. Both my children have excelled in the expeditionary learning (ELA) environment and have become leaders/role models. Attending the World of Inquiry school#58 will lead them both to successful futures in whatever they choose to do.

  • (3 years ago)

    It is an innovative school that takes new ideas and runs with them. Teachers are loving and caring and know how to reach the kids.

  • (3 years ago)

    My friends kids go to this school and they love it !

  • (3 years ago)

    School #58 has been like our second family for over 10 years. We feel at home whenever we step into the building. The PTO keeps our school connected by having an array of social activities which are fun for the whole family (annual picnic movie nights potluck dinners snow party workshops etc.). The school secretaries are friendly and efficient. The custodial staff keep our building and grounds clean and tidy. The administrators and teachers are top-notch innovative educators and it is evident by the Expeditionary Learning Exhibit which are done in the Fall and Spring. They participate in Outward Bounds twice a year and the students go hiking fishing kayaking and canoeing which helps to build team spirit. The school has Parent/Teacher Conferences which are student led. There are an array of extracurricular activities for students to participate in like the Step Team poetry club band choir basketball soccer and the outdoor club. Every Wednesday the school has a morning meeting. These meetings are student led. Each week they have the number of the week a song a dance to perform and their own radio station WGYB (We Got Your Back). We are happy to be a part of WOIS #58 and recommend the school to everyone. There school motto is We are Crew Members not Passengers.

  • (3 years ago)

    There is teacher parent and student involvement at this school. Everyone is part of the "crew" and everyone cares. It is a totally awesome school. The students have the opportunity to get out into the community and learn as well as in the classroom.

  • (3 years ago)

    School 58 is wonderful because of creative and dedicated staff and parents who empower their students to enjoy learning. It is a community where everyone cares for each other and takes responsibility for their own learning. We strive for high expectations and make the learning experience a very hands-on interactive process. Students are leaders and actively participate at a variety of levels within the school. We are proud to be an urban school and celebrate our diversity and commitment to identify teachable moments to highlight the rich history dedication and service within community. We develop community service and service learning projects to teach our students the importance of giving back and taking responsibility for their own learning. Students develop creative and insightful projects that demonstrate how much they have learned and how much they have to teach others. We are truly developing tomorrow's leaders!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is truly magical as all members are "crew not just passengers!"

  • (3 years ago)

    School # 58 was named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. It was the only urban school in New York State to earn Blue Ribbon status outside of New York City

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school.. Their curriculm is outstanding. The staff is great with the children. I'm so glad my son attends this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    The project based learning style provides incredible challenges and wonderful experiences. It is a school of high expectations and awesome school spirit!

  • (3 years ago)

    The program allows the students to explore their world and find different ways to solve problems which is much different and far more interesting than the typical program. My daughter loves going to school. She's in their junior high program now and at that age I hated school. That alone would make me feel it is a positive program but their students also routinely do very well on tests and know more about their world and are better behaved than many kids their age. I love the fact that we had the option to send her to an alternative program as early as kindergarten in the city school district without having to pay the exhorbitant fees that private or charter schools charge.

  • (3 years ago)

    They are so involved with the students and the parents. They do not let the challenges the school board the city councilman and the school union interfere with the important job of teaching children.

  • (4 years ago)

    WOIS is a school of high expectations. Not only for their staff but the students and families. Through the outward bound/expeditionary learning philosophy staff engage students and families in the learning process thus giving them a sense of ownership responsibility and respect for themselves and others. Learning isn't just about acquiring knowledge it's about acquiring life skills that will lead us to a better tomorrow!

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