• RCSD School Reconfiguration

RCSD Comprehensive School Reconfiguration Plan

  • On October 19, 2023, the Board of Education approved Superintendent Dr. Carmine Peluso’s detailed Comprehensive School Reconfiguration Plan. Starting in September 2024, the District will undergo a comprehensive reconfiguration that will align with the new grade structure (PreK-6, 7-8, 9-12) approved by the Board of Education in August 2022. 

    Our District has experienced a consistent decline in enrollment for more than a decade and must make the necessary adjustments to create better learning and extracurricular opportunities in modernized facilities with highly qualified staff and programming to meet the diverse interests of our students. 

School Closures

  • Elementary Schools

    • Clara Barton School No. 2
    • Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School No. 10
    • Adlai E. Stevenson School No. 29 
    • Andrew J. Townson School No. 39
    • RISE Community School No. 106 
    • Wilson Foundation Academy

    Middle Schools 

    • Dr. Alice Holloway-Young School of Excellence
    • Franklin Lower School
    • Monroe Lower School

    High Schools

    • Franklin Upper School
    • Northeast College Preparatory High School

Building Closures

    • School No. 20** 
    • School No. 29**
    • School No. 39*
    • School No. 44** 
    • School No. 106*

    *Buildings remain in RCSD inventory
    **Buildings returned to the City of Rochester

Reconfiguration Impact

  • Elementary Schools (Citywide: PreK-6)

    • Nathaniel Hawthorne School No. 25 moves to 190 Reynolds Street
    • Montessori Academy School No. 53 moves to Dr. Walter Cooper Campus

    Middle Schools (7-8)

    • Charlotte Campus*
    • Douglass Campus 
    • East Lower School
    • Freddie Thomas Campus* 
    • Jefferson Campus* 
    • 200 Genesee Street* 

    *Denotes new middle school 

    High School (9-12)

    • New high school at the Franklin Campus 
    • Rochester Early College International High School moves to Dr. Alice Holloway-Young Campus 

Superintendent's Presentation

Superintendent's presentation to the Rochester Board of Education at the ESA Committee of the Whole on September 12, 2023

Reconfiguration Footprint

  • Reconfiguration Footprint

Zone Boundary Map

  • Boundary map

Approved Plan Presentations

Draft Plan Presentations