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Robert F. Kennedy Community High School

Overview written by the school: This is a small, college preparatory high school that offers Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and ICT classes. Our College Head Start Program enables students to earn college credits in 10th, 11th and 12th grades during the school day, after school and on Saturdays. We provide a challenging academic curriculum, Smartboards, computer labs, comprehensive student activities, and personalized counseling program. RFK provides students with an extensive array of Academic Intervention Services, including: Saturday Academy, Free SAT Prep Courses, Saturday and After-School College Advisement, and Saturday and After-School Regents Preparation. Students of Robert F. Kennedy Community High School are required to complete 50 hours of community service.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 80% (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: 89% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 73% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 65% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 83% 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: College Head-Start
Code: Q70A
Program description: Students have the opportunity to take college-level courses and earn college credit through SUNY Albany, SUNY Farmingdale, Queens College, Queensborough Community College and Vaughn College. As part of College Access for All, students receive individual attention when applying for college and can attend college trips.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 127
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 301
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 2
Seats 9 SWD: 23
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 79
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 3
Eligibility: Open only to District 25 students or residents

Seats 10: No

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: Average
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math

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): Asian Club, Badminton, Blood Drives, Card Club, Cheerleading, Deck the Doors, Feastivus, Freshman Orientation and Welcome Activities, Garden Club, Glamour Gals, Glee Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Jewish Student Union, Key Club, Law, National Honor Society, Peace Day, Poetry Out Loud, Robotics and Coding Club, School Newspaper, Senior Trip, Student Government Organization, Student Lounge, Student Talent Show, Theater Development Fund Trips, Yearbook MSA (Muslim Student Association), Multicultural Show, College Trips
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, Bowling, Fencing, 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, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, 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): Badminton, Track/Cross Country
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 702
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 2:20pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Calculus AB, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Drawing, AP English Language and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Tutoring; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation

Geoeligibility: Open only to District 25 students/residents
School accessibility description: Not Accessible

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Kew Gardens Hills
Neighborhood: Kew Gardens Hills

School Number: Q707

Community board: 408
Council district: 24
Census tract: 77908
BIN: 4147452
BBL: 4068090056

About Robert F. Kennedy Community High School

Contacts

Address: 75-40 PARSONS BOULEVARD, FRESH MEADOWS NY 11366
Latitude: 40.725603
Longitude: -73.810697
Phone number: 718-969-5510
Fax number: 718-969-5524
School email: [email protected]
Website: rfkchs.com
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q34, Q44-SBS, Q46, Q64, Q65, QM1, QM31, QM35, QM36, QM4, QM44, QM5, QM6, QM7, QM8

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District Borough Number: 
25Q670
Academic opportunities: 

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