The teachers and administrators spend a lot of time nurturing these children, working with them on social skills as well as the core subjects. They teach respect by modeling respect and demonstrating that they value what students and parents have to say.
School 42, in accordance with the suspect motivations of the entire Rochester City School District, does not provide adequate programs for developing the minds of children who show exceptional abilities. My son is functioning 4 grade levels higher than his age group, and for our efforts at encouraging him to excel, we get no special programs and illiterate slang from his mouth when he gets home.
I My self went to 42 and if it wasn't for the teachers and Mr.Derose plus Mr.Birthwright I would not be the way I am today that school and its teachers showed me that u can have fun while learning and that every problem is not settled by fighting so all I have to say is Thank you
While many of the teachers are well meaning, I think kids who are able to get by (but who would really excell with additional instruction) are ignored for the students who are struggling in many areas. Many of the teachers also lack appropriate classroom management and disciplinary styles. While the school seems to have adopted the PBIS (Postitive Behavior and Instructional Support)Program, it has fizzled out or is no longer enforced. I would like to see improvement.
This is my kids' first year in the Rochester City School District, and so far it has been a wonderful experience for them. My daughter is exceeding her level in all subjects, and my son is learning fast as well. However, I would like to see more parties and rewards for the students, but I know the city schools are on a tight budget. Overall, my children are learning and are happy, so I think school #42 is great for them.
I have two boys in this school and I think it is a fantastic school. Mr. DeRose (principal) is a very caring man and treats all the kids as if they were his own. He works very hard with the kids and parents for the betterment of the kids. Every teacher my boys have had has been excellent they put the kids first. If a child has a problem, they go out of their way to work with that child and his/her parents. I feel very comfortable with my kids there. They provide a safe and nurturing environment.
My children went to 42 back when Preston McCloud was the principal, he was great he showed a lot of interest in the children and parents. When Rick Derose started there it down hill! No parent involvement always hiding in the office just horrible. No backbone. Only the teachers saved that school. Amy Barrett, Mrs. Sanchez, Mrs. Cordova, Sabrina Nudo an Aixa Dejesus who is the only remaining teacher still there. I thank god for the urban suburban program so my kids didn't have to attend their home school, my only other choice would to be home school. The best thing 42 had was the PAL program, and of course that's gone! Good Luck to the other parents I hope they have a better expierence. Stacy Freer
My sons went to this school for 5yrs. This is a wonderful school. It felt like a second family for my children. The staff and student relationship was excellent. I became friends there with alot of the staff and because I liked this school so much I decided to do my college internship there. The teachers I worked with were really good with the kids. Overall it was just a great experiance for my boys.