Robert F. Kennedy Community High School (25Q670)

75-40 Parsons Boulevard, Queens, NY 11366, Queens
Phone: 718-969-5510
Email: Jgrossman2@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:15am - 02:10pm
School Website: https://www.rfkchs.com/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/44356
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/25Q670/HS/
Bus: Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q34, Q44-SBS, Q46, Q64, Q65, QM1, QM31, QM35, QM36, QM4, QM44, QM5, QM6, QM7, QM8
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Program Details
College Head-Start (Q70A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

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, such as free SAT Prep, FAFSA and college application assistance and can attend college trips.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
569
590
    Grade 12 Students
137
140
    Grade 11 Students
126
144
    Grade 10 Students
139
142
    Grade 9 Students
167
164
Graduation %
94
88
College %
67
72
College Head-Start (Q70A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

194 / 125 (1.55)
50 / 25 (2.00)
Offers - Waitlist
About 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.

Academic Highlights: College Classes with Collaboration with SUNY Farmingdale, University at Albany, College Now Courses with Queens College and Queensboro Community College

Other Features: College Trips, Community Service Expected, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP World History: Modern, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), US History (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages), World Languages (College Course [Credited])
Languages Offered
Mandarin, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
NYS Seal of Biliteracy, Math, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Soccer, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Golf
Other Sports
Cheerleading
Activities
College Trips for all grade levels, Broadway Trips (TDF, Wendy Project), Blood Drives, Pi Day Celebration, Multicultural Night, Alley Pond Ropes Team Building Ropes Course, Winter Showcase / RFK Unplugged Talent Show, Dances, Community Service Opportunities (walks, food/clothing drives).
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 77% responded
Academic Rigor 
  76.86%
Academic Engagement 
  65.75%
Safety 
  81.89%
Bully Prevention 
  74.50%
Inclusivity 
  89.80%
Mental Support 
  74.30%
Environment 
  73.91%
Post-School Support 
  83.00%
Teacher Responses - 85% responded
Academic Rigor 
  90.33%
School Satisfaction 
  93.00%
Student Behavior 
  72.89%
Student Support 
  93.07%
School Leadership 
  86.00%
Instructional Clarity 
  86.40%
Instructional Development 
  88.06%
Post-School Support 
  98.75%
Family Responses - 26% responded
Education 
  91.00%
Teacher Support 
  85.33%
Safety 
  93.67%
School Community 
  87.22%
School Leadership 
  94.82%
Post-School Support 
  90.50%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  91.80%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  63
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  69
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  69.90%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  467
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  455
Postsecondary
2-Year College 27.80%
4-Year College 48.40%
Other Postsecondary 0.80%
Unknown 23.00%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 55.40%
Female 44.60%
English Language Learners:
  10.50%
Students with IEPs:
  16.90%
Economic Need Index:
  73.60%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 27.10%
Black 13.70%
Hispanic 46.00%
White 10.50%
Other 2.70%
Teacher Ethnicity:
White 75.70%
Other 24.30%
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