Skip to main content

About Our District

‘We believe in educating each child, every child and the whole child’

The Fairport Central School District serves a residential community of approximately 40,000 people in Perinton, a suburb located southeast of the City of Rochester. With a commitment to high standards and excellence, faculty and staff, residents, and the Board of Education work collaboratively to enhance student achievement and the quality of educational opportunities. Programs, services, and activities are organized to promote the successful development of the skills, concepts, and self-assurance of all students. Contemporary technologies are utilized so that students and staff have 24/7 access to Internet-based communication, collaboration, and learning resources. Community involvement and pride in its schools are hallmarks of the District, and children benefit greatly from the support of a community that places a premium on quality education for its youth.

Facts & Figures

Wall Of Distinction Plaque

HIGH ACADEMIC STANDARDS and continuous improvement are the hallmarks of the FCSD. This commitment to excellence can be seen in the district’s educational vision and student-centered philosophy of teaching and learning. Fairport faculty and staff believe in the application of knowledge and provide a variety of experiences for students through differentiated instructional and assessment methods. Commitment and quality are evident in the focus on helping students develop their potential.

INSTRUCTION is organized on a pattern of Universal Pre-Kindergarten, K–5, 6–8, 9–12, with full-day kindergarten. The K–12 program is coordinated district-wide so that students follow a common curriculum and work toward common learning objectives. There is a diversity of course offerings to challenge students at all levels. A large number of honors and Advanced Placement courses are offered at the secondary level. Courses are reviewed continuously to ensure that students are prepared for college or the workforce when they graduate.

CLASS SIZE is guided by Board of Education policy which states that the District will make every effort to maintain class sizes and provide the appropriate classroom space.

ENROLLMENT is 5,500, with about 100 of the students attending other schools. Location of the family residence determines which school a child will attend in grades K–8.

SPECIAL SERVICES AND PROGRAMS are provided for children with disabilities to meet their needs in the least restrictive environment. Each school’s resource team combines the expertise of support specialists, classroom teachers, and the principal. Students receive support through a school’s resource room, or they may be referred outside the District as needed.

SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES are provided for students who need additional help in reading, math, and English as a New Language. The ENL program serves students with several different language backgrounds. In addition, the District offers support through Primary Project which helps young children adjust to school.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES are available in academic and special interest areas, music, and athletics. Integrated with academic learning, these activities help students develop intellectually, socially, and emotionally. A wide variety of experiences allows students at all levels to grow beyond the classroom.

FACILITIES consist of eight schools, the District Office, Transportation Center, Technology and Buildings & Grounds, and one building housing Special Education and Food Services.

There are four elementary schools, two middle schools, one building for ninth graders, and one school for grades 10-12. Three schools opened in the early 1970s, three in the mid-1960s, and two in the 1950s. There have been several additions and renovations over the years, and all schools are maintained in excellent condition. In May 2007, the community approved renovations for Johanna Perrin Middle School; in the fall of 2009, JP cut the ribbon and celebrated the completion of the project. Also approved were safety improvements and a multi-use synthetic turf field with bleachers and concession stand at Fairport High School. Teams and the community have been enjoying the field since Homecoming 2008. In December 2007, voters approved a plan for Facilities Renovations that addressed instructional space, technology, and safety needs at all other schools in the district. These renovations were completed in the fall of 2010.

All schools have computer labs, with a district student-computer ratio of 3:1. They have complete cafeteria facilities and auditoriums (sometimes combined), library/media centers, and gymnasiums.

TRANSPORTATION to Fairport schools is based on the measured distance between home and the nearest designated student entrance to school.

Students in grades K–6 are eligible for bus transportation if they live ¼ mile or more from school; students in grades 7–12 are eligible if they live ½ mile or more from school. Child care transportation is provided for children in grades K–8, from a child care facility located within the District to school and/or from school to the child care facility.

Bus service is provided to private and parochial schools located within 15 miles. Service for students with disabilities extends to 20 miles.

COMMUNICATION in the FCSD is highly valued. Residents are encouraged to contact Board of Education members and the Superintendent when they have questions or comments. In addition to school newsletters, the Superintendent provides email updates about district activities, and secondary principals send email updates about building events and activities. The District website is updated regularly to provide timely information.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES are many and varied. Everyone has something to share, and all are welcome and encouraged to participate in activities to support student learning. Parents are very active in PT(S)A and participate on building and district committees. As needed, the District organizes short-term task committees to deal with specific issues.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT has been, and continues to be, very important. Children in the FCSD have benefited greatly from the support of a community which places a premium on quality education for its youth.

About Our Community

Fairport/Perinton is a desirable place in which to live and work. Residents take pride in their attractive neighborhoods, community spirit, town parks system, public library, and fine schools. Major industries such as Eastman Kodak, Xerox, and Bausch & Lomb are located in the area. The area’s largest employers are the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Hospital and Wegmans. There is also a rich variety of smaller industries and businesses. Nearby institutions of higher education include the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, Nazareth University, Roberts Wesleyan College, St. John Fisher University, The College at Brockport, SUNY Geneseo and Monroe Community College.

A variety of cultural opportunities are provided by the Eastman School of Music, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the George Eastman House, the Strasenburgh Planetarium, GEVA Theater, the National Museum of Play, and many smaller theater, music and art groups. Recreational activities abound; the Erie Canal, Lake Ontario, championship-level golf courses, and downhill skiing are available to residents and visitors. The community and nearby City of Rochester have excellent resources for health services, fraternal and service organizations, churches, shopping and dining.

Fairport Central School District is in compliance with the U.S. Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and the Title IX Educational Amendments of 1972, Part 86. The District provides equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, predisposing genetic characteristic or disability.

Related Links