School & Community Information

Community Information

Any dream house is actually a mix of structural and community features that satisfy a specific household's needs and preferences.

Rochester rates high on most "wish lists" as a place to locate because we offer a worldclass menu of those features: Wonderful housing choices, spectacular natural settings, stable high-tech industries, nationally renowned schools and a heritage of creativity in commercial and cultural pursuits.

The community now boasts eight colleges/universities, 65 visual and performing arts groups (including one of the top 20 U.S. orchestras), 11,000 acres of parkland and 11 library branches in the city alone, plus six TV and 11 radio stations.

More than 40% of the workforce is comprised of people in technical, scientific, professional or precision occupations whose home lives have nurtured stable neighborhoods and whose intellectual interests have nourished the arts.

Over generations, these residents have built an attractive, structurally solid and esthetically diverse inventory of housing choices from which we all benefit today.

School Information

The Rochester City School District has a rich history of excellence in urban education. Our schools provide a quality education for more than 34,000 students in pre-K through grade 12 and 11,000 adults.

Rochester offers opportunities for students to enroll in world-class programs with world-class teachers and staff in supportive communities of learning. Our ongoing academic success is the result of the hard work of our students, the dedication of our employees, the generosity of our community partners, and most importantly, the involvement of our parents.