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Rochester, NY
Students enrolled: 941

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501 Genesee Street
Rochester, NY 14611

(585) 328-3440
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October 24, 2013
My school is Joseph C.Wilson Foundation Academy. The teachers and staff are the best there is. They really care about the students and notify me about all upcoming tests and if there is any missed assignments. I feel lucky to have my son at this school.

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2010
I am a senior at Wilson in the IB program at Wilson and I do NOT advise sending your child to this school. The teachers and administrators are very often unhelpful. Teachers have told my class that they do not have high expectations for us at all. Students at this school are rowdy and do not care about getting a proper education. The principle is unfair with her jurisdiction as many important rules are not enforced but when one student (or group of students) does something that makes her look bad, she punishes the school. She has even taken away our Pep Rally for fear that all of the students rebel. Going to Wilson is like going to jail; every morning your bookbag is checked and you go through a scanner yet students are still easily able to smuggle things in. The sentries are unprofessional and befriend the "bad kids". I

- submitted by a student

June 28, 2010
Excellent Teachers and course selections. You can do awesome if you choose to. Wide selection of AP courses for college credit

- submitted by a student

May 28, 2009
I am a freshman at Wilson Magnet enrolled in the Pre I.B. Program and I must say that I highly recommend Wilson. Though people down Wilson because it is a city school the academics can not be matched at a lot of suburban districts. Students will leave Wilson educated and determined. Thank you!

- submitted by a student

April 26, 2009
I'm currently a senior and Wilson Magnet High School, and I don't recommend sending your children to this school. The sentries at the school are horrible, the principal seems to only cares about making herself look good, and there is too much emphasis on the IB program when most of the IB students hate the program. Us 'normal' kids are treated poorly compared to the IB students. Wilson does have some great teachers, but what school doesn't?

- submitted by a student
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April 18, 2009
Well wilson commencement is an ok school,I am in the famous IB program and it is difficult!I am a freshman I like it though a challenge is always good.

- submitted by a student
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October 31, 2008
Wilson is a great school, the teachers care about the student's progress and the IB program is awesome. My son has already visited a college and he is only a sophomore. I feel my son will be well prepared when he actually goes to college!

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2008
i love wilson!!!! its the best school I've ever been to! I recomenned it to anyone!!!

- submitted by a student

March 27, 2008
Excellent staff, admin and faculty. More parent involvement is needed. Attendance of lower half of school is an issue

- submitted by a teacher

October 08, 2007
As the mother of one graduate and one current student, I have been extremely satisfied with Wilson Magnet High School, particularly its International Baccaleureate program. The school sets high standards for students and offers great opportunities. Teachers work hard and care about students. In addition, the US First Robotic program is an excellent opportunity for students interested in engineering, technology or simply having a great time and working on an exciting project. The opportunity to learn in a school with many different types of people is an opportunity that offers its own valuable education.. In addition, the sports programs are very good as well. Students at Wilson can often compete on teams even if they have not participated in the sport in the past. This can be a great experience for young people. Overall, this is a high quality school - I would choose it again if given a chance.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2005
joseph c wilson magnet high school is a wonderful school. i mean it offers excellent programs to students and tyhe teacher are very caring. with my experince at wilson high i would say it have impact me very much.this school do not allow bad behavior and it also get your child ready for college. like many other school wilson do not give free periods or half a days to none of their students the free block would be field by an AP class which is a collge level class. the teacher nsupport their is wonderful they have counselors who make sure your kids are in school everday and keeping their grades up.Also the Princepal may have alot of expetations but they are all for a good reason. Wilson may sound like it's all work but no play wilson offers many oppurtunities to the student that is intrested in sports or chior.

- submitted by a student

May 23, 2005
This is an excellent school!

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2005
Fantastic School. The administration holds the kids to the highest standards. High Parent involvement. If you live in Rochester and have your child set to go to college. This is the school that will prepare them.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2004
I have a daughter attending Wilson. As a graduate of Wilson myself, I've seen the rapid changes the school has gone through. The instructual process of the school continues to provide the best education for it's students as well as providing a process that challenges students to achieve their greatest potential always. This is one of the better schools in the City School District.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2004
My daughter graduated in the class of 2004 and I was gratified by the quality of her instructional program. It is a nurturing atmosphere that encourages the very best from students, parents, faculty and staff. I cannot say enough about this fine community of learners. It is an oasis for urban education.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2004
Wilson Magnet was recently rated 49th best in the Country by Newsweek Magazine. It is a great school with solid teachers and a history of student achievement. Both of my sons enjoyed their time there.

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Joseph C Wilson Magnet High School
501 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY  14611
(585) 328-3440
Last modified Joseph C Wilson Magnet High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Joseph C Wilson Magnet High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top