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School 58 World Of Inquiry School

Public | K-9 | 532 students

 

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Posted October 9, 2010

It's primary focus is always on what is best for the students- not the parents... the teachers.... test scores....or the administrators.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 9, 2010

They teach in a way that makes children LOVE learning!!


Posted October 9, 2010

A wonderful elementary school. Excels at academic excellence. Teaches children to exceed their expectations
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

High parent involvement; great, no, excellent cooperation between all staff and families; high, reinforced and supported expectations; fun; interesting; variety of learning going on....etc, etc, etc!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

I love this school because it recoginizes everyone as a essential part in becoming a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

I love this school because each child gets a equal opportunity
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

I love this school and my children do as well. The teachers are caring, fun and connected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2010

My grandson attends this wonderful school which is an exemplary learning and nurturing school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2010

The teachers and staff at this school have a philosophy of learning that is very effective in helping students not only learn their academics but also how to be good people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2010

This school really has a grip on how to teach kids in a fun learning enviroment. I love the student led assemblys and parent teacher conferences. The students there really are crew not passengers!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2010

It helps students accomplish good grades by setting goals each week and helping them better interpret subjects such as math, English, history, and science.


Posted September 30, 2010

World of Inquiry is a community of high expectations. Administrators, teachers/staff members, parents and students all work together to ensure that each student meets their highest potential. Our student morning announcers start us off each day reiterating "we've got your back". Our motto holds true! WE ARE CREW NOT PASSENGERS!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 29, 2010

My grandson is thriving by the hands-on education that he is receiving. It is wonderful to see his academic progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

As i child i went there and i think that the teachers and staff teach the kids respect, and responsiblities as well as very educational information
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

My Grandchildren 7th grader & 3rd grader attend WOIS. I find the teaching staff and personnel are all on the same page with regards to the children becoming the best they can be through interacting learning, community/college collaborating in providing an enriching learning environment in and outside of the school walls. The Parents support their children and the school community, which propels WOIS to continue to grow as an Excellent place of education!! The children also demonstate good citizenship and respect towards staff and each other as well.


Posted September 29, 2010

The teachers and administrators do a fantastic job with the kids. I am so impressed with the spirit and quality of the education my son is getting at School 58 - WOIS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

It's not just a school but a family and my girls are very fortunate to have a family away from family!!! Congrats Ms. Webster!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

World Of Inquiry School offers students an extraordinary learning experience
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

They have hands on learning which is important for kids like my son who can't sit still for too long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

I love how the school, familes, and the community come together to make amazing things happen!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

About these ratings

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 1 75% 19%
White 1 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 22%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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Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: (585) 325-6170

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