District News & Events

  • RFA Football Homecoming Game

    Watch the video of RFA's victory over Corcoran last Friday at the Stadium. Enjoy game footage and pictures from different events before and during the game. Don't forget - this Friday is Senior Night as RFA takes on West Genesee in their pursuit to make a return to the playoffs. Kick off is set for 7pm.

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  • Break out the Orange and Black on Friday, September 25th and Celebrate RFA Homecoming

    Parade, Community Tailgate Party, Food, Games, Music, Bounce Houses. Are you ready for some food, fun and football? On Friday, September 25th, Rome City School District is celebrating their RFA Homecoming football game. There will be a parade starting at 5 p.m. followed by a community tailgate party hosted by the Rome Football Booster Club and Rome Clean and Green from 5-7 p.m. on the green at RFA Stadium Support.

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  • Are you ready for HOMECOMING?

    Let’s rock the stadium with BLACK KNIGHT PRIDE by wearing our brand new HOMECOMING 2015 t-shirts!! Buy yours today for $10 at the Knight Spot between 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., at the Tailgate Party, or from any Business Ownership student! (S-XXL)

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  • Rome Website Updates

    Here is a look at what we are updating this week on the District website

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  • NYSED Announces, "Strough Middle School Is In Good Standing"

    The New York State Education Department has announced that Lyndon H. Strough Middle School has demonstrated consistent student growth on the New York State ELA and Mathematics Assessments for the school years of 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 and is now considered a “School in Good Standing”. Under the New York State Growth Model Accountability System requirements a district must make two years of consecutive years of progress to meet the eligibility to come off the “Focus School List”.

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  • Rome City School District to Consider Candidates for Vacant Seat on the Board of Education

    Deadline to submit letter of interest is Friday, October 2nd at noon

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  • Rome Senior Named National Merit Semifinalist

    Nicholas J. Wilson, a senior at Rome Free Academy has been named a semifinalist for the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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  • Rome Rotary Club Seeking Host Families for Exchange Students

    Each year the Rome Rotary Club hosts an international student for the school year. Typically, three host families take turns providing a home in our community for the student. A family hosts the student from late August through Thanksgiving, from after Thanksgiving to mid-March, and from mid-March to early July. The students leave within two weeks after the end of school.

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Superintendent's Message

Superintendent Invites Families to Visit Schools

I ask anyone who is considering moving to the Mohawk Valley to call me for a tour of our schools, meet some of our parents and talk with some of our students. I am certain they would be impressed by what we offer, who we are and that once they've experienced Rome Schools, they'd make us their district of choice.

- Top-notch educational curriculum at all levels, including some of the finest arts, music and STEM programs anywhere.

- Graduates who are attending Ivy League Colleges and Top Ranked Public and Private Universities.

- Stories of RFA Alumni across the globe and locally doing great things at high levels of success-world class scientists, engineers, physicians, judges, Olympic and professional athletes, Successful entrepreneurs and business leaders and a Commissioner of Major League Baseball to mention a few examples.

- Partnerships with Community Organizations such as the YMCA, Jervis Library, Griffiss Institute, which offer unique programs for children and families that you, can't find elsewhere.

The best facilities, athletics and arts venues anywhere.

- A community that works together to provide for children and families

The real success story is here in Rome. Despite being one of the poorest districts in the state, The Rome City Schools and other small city district's continue to make academic progress on challenging standards, produce graduates that attend top colleges and universities including Ivy League Schools and offer exceptional programs including the Art, Music and STEM offerings and college level course work.

Rankings based on averages drown out the real story that needs to be told, underfunded small city school district's like Rome are performing well, students are beating the odds and districts like Rome are offering exceptional educational opportunities to children and families. All of this is being achieved through smart local decisions of our board and administration despite the very real fact that New York has the most disparate educational funding system in the nation.

Jeffrey P. Simons
Superintendent of Schools
Rome City School District

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

The Rome City School District is a diverse and innovative educational community that believes through both words and actions that all students can learn and be successful. Education in the Rome City School District provides continuous academic and social growth from Pre-K to graduation, ensuring that students are life-long learners, productive citizens, and members of the global economy.
Vision Statement

All Rome City School District students will experience measurable, positive growth in their academic and social lives