11 RCSD Schools To Close Under Reorganization Plan

Written by on September 13, 2023

RCSD Superintendent Carmine Peluso presented the reorganization plan that would go into effect next September, if approved. The move will align with new grade structure approved by the Board of Education last year, with all schools organized as pre-K to 6th grade, 7-8th grade, and 9-12th grade. The plan also includes closing 11 schools, along with five buildings.

Building closures: schools 20, 29, 39, 44, 106

School closures: (elementary) 2, 10, 29, 39, 106, Wilson Foundation; (middle) Franklin Lower, Monroe Lower; (high school) Franklin NE Zone, NE College Prep

Student Transitions

Elementary schools (citywide, PK-6)

— School 25 will move into 190 Reynolds St.

— School 53 will move into Dr. Walter Cooper Campus

Middle schools (7-8)

— New middle school at 200 Genesee St.

— Charlotte Campus

— Northwest

— East EPO

— Freddie Thomas Campus

— Jefferson Campus

High school (9-12)

— Rochester Early College High School will move into Dr. Alice Holloway-Young Campus

— New high school at the Franklin Campus

RCSD has seen more than 40% drop in enrollment over the past 20 years.

Source: WHEC-TV

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