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School 58 World Of Inquiry School

Public | K-9 | 532 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

I am a parent that was interested in school 58 and attended the "open" house for my daughter to be in the lottery for 7th grade. They pulled all the children and took them in a separate room. At the time I thought nothing. According to my daughter they told the children that if they didnt want to be at the school to go back in the room and tell their parents they do not want to be at the school. This was not welcoming at all. If felt "cultish" and as far as diversity, the teachers and staff present were all caucasian except for about one or two people. The feeling I had was that of desparation by the school to only get the "good" kids. I would never have my daughter attend school 58. I have taught her better in life. I am not bitter for her not getting in. By the grace of God and her talent she was accepted into the School of the Arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

My children are getting an excellent education and LOVE going to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

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


Posted November 10, 2010

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


Posted November 10, 2010

Great school, dedicated teachers and parents!


Posted November 9, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

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.


Posted November 9, 2010

My friends kids go to this school and they love it !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

This school is truly magical as all members are "crew, not just passengers!"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

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


Posted October 30, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

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


Posted October 26, 2010

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.


Posted October 26, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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.

Source: New York State Education Department

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 75% 19%
White 2 14% 48%
Hispanic 1 8% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 272%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 15%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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