East Irondequoit is a central school district of about 30,000 residents, adjacent to the City of Rochester in Monroe County.
The district is bounded on the north by Durand-Eastman Park and Lake Ontario, on the east by Irondequoit Bay and on the south and west by the City of Rochester and the West Irondequoit Central School District.
The system serves about 3,600 public school students in two primary schools (K-2 ), two intermediate schools (3-5), East Irondequoit Middle School (6-8), and EI Ninth Grade Academy and Eastridge High School (10-12).
The secondary schools in East Irondequoit served the following numbers of students in 2017-2018:
Grade 12: 250
Grade 11: 249
Grade 10: 273
Grade 9: 270
Eastridge C.E.E.B. and A.C.T. Code Number: 334797
The East Irondequoit Central School District offers the International Baccalaureate Continuum from the Primary Years Program at the elementary level to the Middle Years Program and the Diploma Program at Eastridge High School. We are one of only 24 districts in the nation to offer all four IB programs.
Eastridge offers a comprehensive high school program with
several college preparatory options including the International
Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Project Lead the Way,
MCC Dual Enrollment courses, and various Advanced
Placement courses. Eastridge also offers the AVID
(Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program.
Eastridge is an International Baccalaureate World School (IB), offering the full diploma program for students and IB certificate courses for interested students in grades 11-12. The IB Diploma Program is an academically challenging and balanced educational program that prepares students to succeed in postsecondary education and life beyond. In this program, students learn critical thinking skills, how to compare and contrast information, to manage their time effectively, to work independently and with others, and to consider global perspectives. The IB mission is to promote international understanding, responsible world citizenship, and life-long learners who think critically through high academic standards.
Research shows that students who participate in IB coursework enroll more frequently in college, are better prepared for the challenges of college-level work, and graduate on time more frequently that those students who do not take IB coursework. IB courses available at Eastridge include: IB English LIeterature, IB French, Italian and Spanish, IB History of the Americas, IB Business, IB Biology, IB Environmental Systems & Societies, IB Math Studies, IB Mathematics, IB Dance, Ib Music, IB Visual Arts, and Theory of Knowledge. In 2017-18, 138 students took more than 250 IB examinations. 40% of those students were enrolled in two or more IB courses. East Irondequoit is committed to ensuring that cost is not an obstacle for our students. To that end, our district fully funds the International Baccalaureate Programs so there is no cost to students.
Programs of study are available in English, World Languages (French, Italian, Spanish), History, Science, Math and the Arts, including Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. Courses are offered at the IB, AP, Regents and local levels. All Regents level Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses include an additional laboratory block weekly. Qualified students may begin high school level mathematics in eighth grade and Earth Science Regents. Students are encouraged to take courses at the most challenging level appropriate to their abilities.
Students can participate in technology courses in the PLTW (Project Lead the Way) Program. These courses are dual college credit bearing and offer pre-engineering material. Students taking Engineering courses in PLTW may apply this coursework towards the IB Career Program. Eastridge is proud to be one of only a handful of schools in New York State to offer the IBCP, which combines a course sequence focused on Engineering with the rigors of the IB program.
Advanced Placement courses allow students to gain a head start on college level studies. Advanced Placement courses include Biology, Physics, Environmental Science,
Calculus, American History, World History, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, and Statistics.
Eastridge offers several courses with the opportunity to earn MCC Dual Enrollment in Business, World Languages, Math and Social Studies. Beginning and advanced level vocational courses are provided through cooperative programs with Monroe No. 1 BOCES. Elective programs are also
offered in Business, Family and Consumer Science, Engineering, Health, Physical Education and Technology. Electives are offered in both academic and vocational subject areas.
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination; it is a program designed to help students in the academic middle to enroll and succeed in rigorous coursework, with the eventual goal of attending a four-year college or university.
PROFILE OF GRADUATES
In 2018, 75% of Eastridge graduates went on to further education.
41% chose a four-year school
32% chose a two-year school*
22% entered the work force
3% entered the military
2% entered a vocational program/trade school
*Follow-up studies show that many Eastridge students,
who enter a two-year college after graduation, transfer to
a four-year school after they finish the two-year program.
Members of the Class of 2018 are attending the following:
Alfred State College
Bowling Green State
Eastman School of Music
Finger Lakes CC
Georgia State University
Kent State University
Mass College of Pharmacy
Morgan State University
North Carolina A & T
Rochester Institute of Technology
Seton Hall University
St. Bonaventure University
St. John Fisher College
Stony Brook University
University at Albany
University of Rochester
Students must earn 22 credits in the following subjects to earn a diploma:
Regents w/Advanced Required Subjects (Core) Regents Designation English 4 4 World Language 1 3 Social Studies 4 4 Science 3 3 Mathematics 3 3 Art/Music 1 1 Physical Education 2 2 Health .5 .5 Other 3.5 1.5 Total 22 22
GRADE INTERPRETATION AND CLASS RANK
All grades are numerical. Class rank is determined under a weighted point system that takes into account the academic level of courses:
Local and Regents................. No weighting
Honors courses...................... 4 points
Advanced Placement............. 6 points
International Baccalaureate... 6 points
Students must earn at least a grade of 65 percent or better to pass a course. Music lessons and physical education are not included in the class ranking process.
Under EI Eastridge's grading system, these letter grades correspond to the following achievement levels:
A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 -79
D = 65 - 69
F = Below 65
ABBREVIATIONS USED ON TRANSCRIPTS
R --Regents, College Preparatory
AP --Advanced Placement
SS --Summer School
WF --Withdrew Failing
WP --Withdrew Passing
RCT --Regents Competency Test
SSOB - New York State Seal of Biliteracy
EI Eastridge is accredited under the New York State Department of Education and the Middle States Association.
Mona Dibble (339-1517)
Doreen Goossen (339-1524)
Kathleen Healy (339-1530)
Jenna Marchetta (339-1522)
Timothy Heaphy, Principal
Sean Costello, AP
Sheri Webber, AP
Christopher Whipple, AP
Robert Crocetti, Athletic Director