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School 58 World Of Inquiry School

Public | K-9 | 532 students

 

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Posted October 25, 2010

I have been a parent of WOIS for the past 15 years. My eldest daughter is now in Grad School at John Jay University and my 2nd oldest is a freshman at Oswego ~ all due to the great foundation they received at WOIS. My youngest daughter is now in 8th grade and I am sure that she will also excell... I truly LOVE this school and everything the staff has done for my family... The Teachers are genuinely concerned for the well being of their students which is a PLUS ++ in todays world...KUDOS to #58 Teachers, Staff and Parents!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

WOIS is a school of high expectations. Not only for their staff, but the students and families. Through the outward bound/expeditionary learning philosophy, staff engage students and families in the learning process thus giving them a sense of ownership, responsibility and respect for themselves and others. Learning isn't just about acquiring knowledge, it's about acquiring life skills that will lead us to a better tomorrow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

I love school #58 because it's has great teachers and my son has learned alot since going to #58, his grades are very good A's @ B's and because the school has become a high school and my son will be one of the first to graduate from WOIS #58. It's an awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

This school is an outward bound model of education. Expeditionary learning allows in depth focus on a single topic. Academic challenge for my son. The school is small enough that social support within peer groups are largely successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

There is not a school that focuses more on learning through experience. The students are as vested in their learning as their teachers are in teaching and preparing their students for life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

I love my school because it is most unique and it was one of the urban schools in the state of New York that won the Blue Ribbon award and the first in Rochester to win this award in 20 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

it is a very friendly and warm environment and everyone is on the same page. they are very patient but push our kids and families to strive for the best and to do it together
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

WOIS is The Best Public School in the city of Rochester hands down! If you've lived in Rochester long enough you know what I'm talking about! My family was concerning moving to a "better" school district outside of Rochester until I researched WOIS & my son was excepted into the program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

I am volunteering at the school through work. I am very impressed with how the classes are run and how happy all of the kids are. They are alot of fun to work with and the kids are very eager to learn.


Posted October 21, 2010

I love school #58 because the students are excited about learning and take pride in their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

Positive school culture! Great teachers! Integrated subjects! Learn by doing! Field studies! School wide morning meetings! Administration works with teachers and parents! High expectations!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

Amazing teachers; motivated kids and a top notch principal make this the place to be if you want your child to love school and do well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

I love this school because it's small, we work hard, and have a great crew of students, teachers, parents, and community support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Because it's influence is so far reaching and a great benefit to so many.


Posted October 18, 2010

I graduated from #58 years ago, and still see some of the same staff at the school today! It was a warm, nurturing environment, that kept my mind engaged and focused. I felt safe and secure, and encouraged to succeed. On occasion when I visit the school, I see signs that these qualities still exist there. I have performed and taught at the school and it was evident in those instances as well.


Posted October 18, 2010

The people and parents are very involved


Posted October 18, 2010

My kindergartner started school here this pass September and so far he has been doing very well.I like the curiculum and the teachers seem very attentive and eager tohelp the children learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

School 58 sets a good example of how a school should integrate into the community.


Posted October 11, 2010

They have maintained a high-caliber curriculum and focus on what's important... our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

As a grandparent of a child attending School 58, I am most impressed at the dedication of the teachers and staff. Our grandson is discovering the joys of learning! Thank you--


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 31% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
48%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
34%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
48%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
32%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students26%
Female25%
Male27%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant26%

Math

All Students24%
Female17%
Male32%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant24%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students25%
Female19%
Male30%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%

Math

All Students23%
Female14%
Male30%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students15%
Female8%
Male22%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population18%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Math

All Students8%
Female4%
Male13%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population11%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students18%
Female20%
Male16%
African American19%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Math

All Students10%
Female10%
Male10%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
General population10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students13%
Female15%
Male9%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities0%
General population15%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students6%
Female5%
Male6%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
General population7%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant6%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students19%
Female16%
Male22%
African American11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities16%
General population20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Math

All Students8%
Female6%
Male9%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities8%
General population8%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%

Science

All Students60%
Female55%
Male64%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities33%
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 75% 19%
White 2 14% 48%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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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Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: (585) 325-6170

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