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Riverdale / Kingsbridge Academy (Middle School / High School 141) (RKA)

Overview written by the school: The Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy is a community of learners embracing diversity and educating young minds to meet the challenges of their world today and tomorrow. We create an environment of academics, arts, athletics and activities that engages all students to learn and collaborate together so they can become creative, independent, critical thinkers who embody a life-long love of learning.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 90% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 92% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 75% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 80% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 80% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: RKA Humanities
Code: X80A
Program description: Our Mission: The Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy is a community of learners embracing diversity and educating young minds to meet the challenges of their world today and tomorrow. We create an environment of academics, arts, athletics and activities that engages all students to learn and collaborate together so they can become creative, independent, critical thinkers who embody a life-long love of learning.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 128
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1226
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 10
Seats 9 SWD: 32
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 158
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5
Eligibility: Open only to Bronx students or residents

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to students residing in the geographical catchment area
Admissions priority 3: Then to Bronx students or residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math
Honors/Accelerated Coursework

Activities

Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): Accreditation Committee, Anime, Art, Art/Poetry/Writing Competitions, Band, Book Club, Car Wash, Chorus, Concerts, Conflict Resolution, Dance, Festivals/Carnivals, Foreign Film, Glee, Library, Literary Magazine, Math, Model UN, Newspaper, NHS, Nutrition, Pep Rallies, Quiz Bowl, Regents Prep, RKA's Got Talent, Science Olympiad, Screenwriting, SLT, Spanish, Spelling Bee, Spring Festival, Step, Student Council, Tech Interns, Theater, Video Editing, Video Game Club, Yearbook
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Golf
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Baseball/Softball, Cheerleading, Dance, Track/Cross Country, Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 1513
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP 3-D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Credit Recovery; Extended Day Tutoring; Online Grading System; Orientation

Geoeligibility: Open only to Bronx students/residents
School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: North Riverdale-Fieldston-Riverdale
Neighborhood: Fieldston-Riverdale

School Number: X141

Community board: 208
Council district: 11
Census tract: 309
BIN: 2085870
BBL: 2059180376

About Riverdale / Kingsbridge Academy (Middle School / High School 141) (RKA)

Contacts

Address: 660 WEST 237TH STREET, BRONX NY 10463
Latitude: 40.888338
Longitude: -73.913486
Phone number: 718-796-8516
Fax number: 718-796-8657
School email: [email protected]
Website: WWW.rka141.org
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Bx1, Bx10, Bx2, Bx20, Bx7, BxM1, BxM18, BxM2

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District Borough Number: 
10X141
Academic opportunities: 

All students may earn the Advanced Regents Diploma. Students are programmed individually for courses which challenge and support each student.

We offer Regents-level English, mathematics, social studies, science, and language courses. Course selection is conducted in consultation with parents and counselors based on a dynamic and rigorous catalog of course offerings.

Physical education, health, music, art and elective classes are also offered to meet or exceed state standards for graduation.

Qualified students are enrolled in honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment courses.

Strong college-going culture with many supports for students and their post-graduate success.

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