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 Monroe County’s second largest and fastest growing suburban school district.
Webster’s history of agricultural development has given way to increased technological and commercial growth. It is home to two Baldridge National Quality Award winning corporations, Xerox and Trident Precision Manufacturing.
Webster schools serve approximately 9,000 students in eleven schools, kindergarten through grade twelve. WCSD partners with four local child care centers 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. This effort has led to an increase of 30% in the number of students enrolling in at least one AP class and for the College Board to name WCSD to its AP Honor Roll for the third consecutive year. This prestigious list includes 367 school districts nationwide, 30 of which are in New York State. Enrollment in AP classes or one or more of the numerous dual credit courses available through WCSD’s partnership with Monroe or Genesee Community Colleges resulted in potential tuition savings of between approximately $900,000 (SUNY schools) and $4.5 million (private school) for families of the Class of 2011.
Webster’s fiscally conservative record has led to per pupil costs and a true value rate that is the second lowest in Monroe County and consistently below average expenditures in New York State. The Webster School District aggressively seeks competitive grants to enhance programs and services without adding to its operational budget.
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