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School 54 Flower City Community School

Public | K-6 | 273 students

 

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Posted April 18, 2014

My son went and so did several of his friends the first couple of years of its existence and he got such a great education and all of those kids he was friends with are now succesfull grown ups. It great to know Ms. Rose has done such an outstanding job she should get educator of the decade. It is today and always has been an amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

Flower City School is one of the best elementry schools in the city school district!!! The Principal Mrs. Rose works hard to bring funding,after school programing and enriched parent involvement activites. Also, if their is an issue Mrs. Rose returns calls within 24 hours. The school is clean and decorated for every season! Furthermore, the children are respectful and well behave!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

i am a student at 54 and it is a great school we have computer classes, gym, music,art,writing,reading,math,social studies,ect.This school makes learning fun at times.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2007

My 1st grader attends Flower City School and I cannot believe the comments. My daughter's learning seems to have stagnated since beginning here and I am not pleased at all. Additionally, she used to be excited about learning, but now she has become lazy about it and doesn't even want to try. She has not being challenged at all in her current environment at School #54.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

Flower City School is a wonderful place for children to grow and learn. The 3-6 grade school is full of dedicated teachers who work with parents and the community to ensure the best education possible for their students. There is a high level of parental involvement. The school sponsors academic activities to help bond families and school personnel. The addition of performing arts to the school has helped enhance the creativity of those students looking to enter School of the Arts as well as improving Language Arts skills of students who normally have trouble. The school works closely with Nazereth College and the University of Rochester. Every year the third grade students recieve free teddy bears from a supporting company. The school has had end of the year culminating activities in Math and Social Studies as a way to bring parents, students, and teachers together to improve students' overall academic success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

Flower City School is the best place for your child's 3rd-6th grade education!!! The dedication of the teachers and the principal is only surpassed by their sense of community and love for children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2004

My nephew attended 54 from 3rd to 6th grade. The school and staff is excellent. The school is a community and is focused on learning. 54 is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2003

This school is one of the best kept jewels in the city of Rochester NY. The principal was born to run a school. This school is a model that many schools should follow after.
—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.

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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
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 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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
1%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
8%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
29%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
18%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
23%
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%
Hispanic 2 18% 23%
White 1 5% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 20%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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  • MS. LESSIE HAMILTON-ROSE

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311 Flower City Park
Rochester, NY 14615
Phone: (585) 254-2080

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