The Webster Central School District is located eight miles outside of the city of Rochester, New York. Bordered by Lake Ontario on the north and Irondequoit Bay to the west, WCSD serves a primarily residential, suburban community. It includes all of the Town of Webster, one-third of Penfield, and smaller portions of Ontario and Walworth in Wayne County. WCSD is the third largest school district in Monroe County.
Webster schools serve approximately 8,500 students in 11 schools: 7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 2 high schools. WCSD partners with four local child care centers and a location at Plank Road North Elementary School to provide universal pre-kindergarten programming to approximately 125 4-year-olds each year.
WCSD offers a broad range of academic programming based on New York State learning standards. Curriculum in the Webster School District is designed to expose students to the knowledge, skills, and and experience they need for success in the classroom as well as future contributors to a global economy.
The systematic use of data by all seven WCSD elementary schools to make instructional decisions on behalf of students supports the District’s focus on continuous improvement for all learners and has resulted in recognition by the New York State Education Department as a best practice elementary program.
The Webster Central School District offers the most comprehensive Advanced Placement (AP) program in Monroe County. All high school students are encouraged to challenge themselves by enrolling in academically rigorous classes. During the 2012-13 school year, there was a 68% increase in the number of students enrolling in at least one AP class since the 2008-09 school year. The College Board has also named WCSD to its AP Honor Roll for three consecutive years. Enrollment in AP classes or one or more of the numerous dual credit courses available through WCSD’s partnership with Monroe and the Rochester Institute of Technology resulted in potential tuition savings of approximately $1,535,400 for families of the Class of 2013.