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Rochester, NY
Students enrolled: 463

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133 Vollmer Parkway
Rochester, NY 14623

(585) 359-5438
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August 09, 2013
I am a former student, the principal was very mean the last two years while i was there. Aside from the principal, the school had a good staff and teachers but didnt handle special ed kids very well...Sherman Elementary does a better job. Oh and we couldnt celebrate holidays...im glad im not there anymore

- submitted by a community member

April 11, 2013
My daughter has attended Kindergarten- 2nd grade at Fyle. She has had outstanding teachers. We have been very impressed with how caring they are and the effort they put into teaching. Class sizes are small which allows them to spend quality time with each student. The one thing I wish would be different, is that they are not allowed to celebrate holidays in class (so none of those fun class parties we all grew up with). I imagine it is so no one feels discriminated against if they do not celebrate a particular holiday, but I think it is sad!

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2012
Fyle is a terrific school. Class sizes are small and children stay together for two years which has been very helpful with reducing transitions and encouraging positive friendships. The principal knows every child in the school by name. Parent group is very active and plans many family activities. I have found the staff and teachers to be caring and respectful of children's learning and social development.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2012
Hello, I am very displeased at this point with the teaching staff. Why dont teachers make learning fun? The teachers need to be more creative and find better ways to inspire the students.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2010
The staff at Fyle have done so much out of their way to help my special needs daughter, including home visits, prizes and gifts when she performs well, and especially all the work and attention they have given her this year. My daughter's academics have much improved since the beginning of the school year all because we moved to this area and started school at Fyle Elementary.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2009
Most of the teachers are great and the class sizes are small. Typical children would most likely do well here, but if you have a child with ANY special needs you would be very lucky to get any help or supportive services they will only give you the bare minimum and you will have to fight to get what is needed. The principal and the staff are not helpful and very unprofessional, and cold when it comes to dealing with the parents. They basically have an us against them mentality which is in no way helpful to the child. So, if you have a child that will require any type of supportive services please look else ware or be prepared to fight for it every inch of the way.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2009
There are some outstanding teachers on staff here but the principal sets a negative tone that stifles creative teaching, takes the focus off of individual student needs and on standardized tests, and puts people on edge.

- submitted by a teacher
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May 16, 2008
It's so unfortunate that we have such a unfriendly unpersonable principal in such a school with outstanding teachers, students and a great sense of family. These teachers are just the very best!!

- submitted by a parent

December 21, 2007
The communication between teachers and parents at this school is lacking. They are not very organized. I am very dissapointed with this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2007
The teachers are very welcoming! They help every child in need 100%! The principle is not parent friendly.

- submitted by a parent

July 22, 2006
Fyle is am amazing school with a huge family feeling to it! The pricipal has turned the school around and made it a great place to learn. Everyone there cares for the kids. We are sad to have to leave this year!

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2005
Fyle Elementary School is organized in 'Families'. The students are grouped in 'cohorts' and they move through the grades as a group. The teachers do activities together which allows the students and teachers to get to know each other. The teachers also share students across grade levels to teach reading and/or math, science etc. Some teachers also 'loop' with their students to the next grade level.

- submitted by a teacher

July 19, 2004
The teachers and staff at Fyle are very caring and attentive to the needs of all the children. I am very pleased with the support I receive from everyone at Fyle.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2004
New principal is just awful! Has turned this school into a robot factory of kids who aren't allowed to be kids and teachers who have no rewards to offer them. She has taken away recess and has treated parents with absolutely no respect. The family atmosphere is gone!

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2003
A real community feeling. My kids feel very comfortable with their school, teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
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Ethel K Fyle Elementary School
133 Vollmer Parkway, Rochester, NY  14623
(585) 359-5438
Last modified Ethel K Fyle Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ethel K Fyle Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top