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Webster Central School District (WCSD) is located eight miles outside of the city of Rochester, New York. Bordered by Lake Ontario to the north and Irondequoit Bay to the west, WCSD serves a primarily residential, suburban community and includes all of the Town of Webster, one-third of Penfield, and smaller portions of Ontario and Walworth in Wayne County. WCSD is the second largest suburban school district in Monroe County and among the 25 largest districts in New York State outside of New York City.
WCSD serves nearly 8,400 students, universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) through grade 12, in 11 schools. There are seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools in our One Webster community! WCSD employs approximately 1,600 professional and support staff. The district provides UPK to approximately 300 4-year-olds through its program held in two private preschool agencies, all seven of its elementray schools, plus one of its high schools. Through the high school program, juniors and seniors interested in the fields of teaching and child development may develop work experience.
The district offers a broad range of academic programming focused on the social, emotional, and physical aspects of educating the whole child. The revolutionary concept of mindfulness is in its fifth year of practice within the district and supports the needs of students, faculty, and staff. Mindfulness strategies allow individuals to become more aware of understanding emotions and healthy responses to daily stressors and anxiety, both inside and outside of the classroom.
All WCSD curriculum is designed to expose students to the knowledge, skills, and experience they need for success in the classroom as well as future contributors to a global economy. WCSD's curriculum includes a comprehensive Advanced Placement (AP) program that offers 20+ courses for secondary students. Students may also enroll in numerous dual credit courses available through WCSD’s partnership with Monroe Community College and the Rochester Institute of Technology and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) that can result in potential tuition savings for graduating seniors. WCSD offers four courses from the nationally acclaimed Project Lead the Way Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum for secondary students. This is part of the technology program that includes 18 dynamic courses in career pathways such as automotive, visual communications, design and drawing, engineering, and manufacturing, six of which are eligible for dual enrollment and college credit.
Students participate in an outstanding music and fine arts curriculum beginning in kindergarten. For 15 consecutive years, WCSD has been honored by The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the United States. WCSD also has students regularly recognized as regional and national award winners in the prestigious Scholastic Arts and Writing competition.
WCSD offers a comprehensive physical education and athletics curriculum, also beginning in kindergarten. Secondary-level student athletes may choose from a broad range of nearly 20 different interscholastic sports in which they may participate at the modified, junior varsity, and varsity levels. WCSD's varsity level student athletes regularly achieve New York State's Scholar Athlete recognition that requires a team GPA of 90% or higher.
WCSD students have the opportunity to enhance and extend their learning through the 1:1 student device initiative, Transforming Learning Through Technology. Not only do all WCSD students have access to their own electronic device (iPads or Dell Chromebooks), the program also offers students the opportunity to work as customer service and technology repair representatives for their peers as part of the Webster Technical Internship program. Students may also receive certification from Dell as part of their training.
The district also offers robust community education programming with a variety of enrichment courses in school buildings throughout the year for learners of all ages. Driver’s education courses and facility rentals are also handled by the WCSD Community Education Department. Program guides are delivered to all WCSD residents three times yearly: in June, August, and December.
For information on community education programming, the Webster Aquatic Center, or any other WCSD departments, please visit www.websterschools.org or follow the district’s social media platforms: Facebook (@WebsterCentralSchools) and Twitter (@WCSDProud).
Welcome to WCSD and the One Webster family!