School Details

Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy (Ms High School 141)

660 W 237th St, Bronx, NY 10463
(718) 796-8516
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 & ungraded 1336 students 17 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

35%
14%
29%
44%
21%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #10 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
15%
29%
37%
17%
33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #10 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
17%
36%
21%
15%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #10 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
59%
66%
85%
72%
76%
61%
44%
72%
79%
61%
77%
44%
64%
74%
68%
56%
71%
75%
59%
73%
75%
62%
77%
80%
84%
81%
86%
71%
80%

Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #10 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy (Ms High School 141) is a public high school in New York. The principal of Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy (Ms High School 141) is MS. LORI E. O'MARA and can be contacted at lomara@schools.nyc.gov. 1,336 children attend Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy (Ms High School 141) and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 7% of the Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy (Ms High School 141) students are "limited in English proficiency." 49% of the 1,336 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy (Ms High School 141) is 17:1. Yeshiva of the Telshe Alumni is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Asian 9% %
Hispanic 53% 66%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 82%
Limited English proficiency 7% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    After reading this I want to share that this school was the same in the 70s-an outstanding honors & the rest floundered. The bullying then was the haves vs have nots-not racially motivated. If the kids are behaving like animals - hint they are - not the teachers fault. If you can't afford a private school - then this is where your kid goes or move to a better district. Your kid got into 3 fights here more than other schools - what does that say 2 fights in the other school? Thugs & gansters came from NYCs poorer parts & a generation ago did nothing so they are here and all over the nation. Guidance counselors have a 1 size fits all answer - deal with it. Favorites among teachers - nothing new. By the way I graduated 141 went to a NYC high school that is now closed rec'vd a 4 year scholarship-am a married grandmother with a great well paying job. School is what you make of it. Parents stop complaining do something or shut up teachers teach to the good and ignore the rest principals and administration stop throwing $ at a problem with no solution-unless you want the parents to babysit their kids 24/7 & then let them complain that jr isn't learning dont expect good reviews.

  • (10 months ago)

    Probably one of the worst school in this area. The students that are forced to attend here are placed at a serious disadvantage socially and academically. The parents who are unable to find their kid a better alternative are in for a rude awakening upon graduation. It's unfortunate that these young minds have to suffer while nearby Horace Mann and Fieldston Academies revel in academic glory. This school is an in- direct feeder for the prison system. Not only are the teachers less than qualified but he administration constantly looks the other way. Riverdale is a great community to live in but as far as the public middle and high schools go your sentencing your child to a lifetime of hellish inadequacy if you send them to 141.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been a student attending this school for throughout middle school. This school is okay and if you think about enrolling your child here think again after reading this review. I personally feel that the students are only successful if they are in honors. Otherwise the learning isn't that good and non-honors education in this school is lacking. The teachers and principals are very aged and out of touch with social issues and are failing to understand the problems students have. I have problems so I go to the guidance counselor who gives me very weird solutions that i feel uncomfortable doing. I feel as if the teachers watched a quick video on the term "bullying" and don't fully understand it. This school is very out of hand with the mean people and harassers!!!!!!!!!! This school could improve if O'Mara dropped her "oh let's be prideful with school spirit" act and noticed what kids go through in this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is horrible I am in 7th grade here. The teachers don't care about u one even slapped a kid in the face. The kids behave like animals. Don't go here.

  • (2 years ago)

    Horrible principle and sanitation. It is very bad. Don't go here. Oh yeah it's also in a terrible area with thugs and gangsters.

  • (2 years ago)

    Ms. O'Mara the principal is into school spirit - and that is where it ends. Bullying is rampant and no one does much about it. There is very little distinction grade wise between a 5 minute homework assignment your note taking skills and a test but I don't know if this is RKA's policy or citywide. My husband and I both honors students most of our lives with tons of perfect regents no one ever scored less than a 5 on several APs SATs scores over 1400 and his were well over 1500 in the old days would have failed Ms. O'Mara's "rigorous" Honors program. When the NYT asked her what she wanted for her school she said a new locker room for her gym. I wished she had hoped for higher SATs.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is unsafe poorly managed runs out of money and punishes good teachers while rewarding useless sycophants

  • (3 years ago)

    I have 2 children in this school and they have been here since Middle School. This may be an upscale address for NYC but the school is substandard and going down fast. The source is the principal who has NO experience as a teacher and is making every mistake on the backs of the kids and their future. This year the principal cut out the college advisor giving the job to the guidance counselors. BAD MOVE. The kids were basically on their own to get into college. The good teachers are just waiting out the time until they can retire or transfer to another school with a better principal. The bad teachers suck up to the principal. They won't release the results of the AP exams because the results are so awful. Check out the Regents exam results - they stink. The school PA is a joke and just rubber stamps the principal. The higher-achieving kids have a chance but the rest or the system is working against them. If you can get your kid into ANY other school do it.

  • (4 years ago)

    All though the high school students tend to be disruptive the middle school students are happy and are offered many options . I highly recomend this school for middle school students entering sixth grade.

  • (5 years ago)

    Most of the teachers helped me to get where I am now and the students care about each other or at least try hard.

  • (5 years ago)

    Horrible highschool teachers barely know what they teach and don't care about the students. Lack a feeling of what highschool should be like.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is awsome evrybody is nice and i like the teachers they are nice.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am totally dissatisfied with this school.It lacks much for a highschool. Combined with a middle school the upper class students are at a disadvantage being treated like younger students in the same building being denied the privileges a high schooler should have .

  • (5 years ago)

    Not a safe environment for your kids. While our daughter has had a couple of really good individual teachers the current prinipal is totally out of touch with social issues within the student body. There is a dangerous lack of discipline within the school and bullying and harrassment is rampant among students. The school's tolerarance of unchecked harrasment and bullying by many students has adverserly affected the academic performance of several students and renders the school a hostile environment. Don't let the Riverdale address fool you about this one.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is only good for kids in honors classes. My child has gottin into many fights in this school. Actually more then any other school she has been in.

  • (6 years ago)

    i been going to this school for 3 years now and i define this school as good not great. i feel that the staff is okay for the fact that there are some teachers that just dont make the effort to teach and there are also some teachers that 'cant teach' because the class is too loud also teachers that cant control there class at all. therethere is

  • (7 years ago)

    RKA up to now has been good in terms of academics. This is my child first year at the school. I think the school can explore other academic venues to challenge the academic capacities of honor students. I'm really happy with the after school classes. The teachers are easy to approach on parent & teacher school night. Furthermore I can contact them by E-mail anytime. I think the parent & teacher school night should be more organized ( schedule or made by appointments). The school staff it's really helpful the Dean of the 6 graders is great. She is always willing to solve any situation regarding transportation. The assistant principal is also really nice. I saw her at one of child's class activities and I liked that. RKA so far so good.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is great. It has great and helpful staff members and teachers. The principal is fair. The grades my daughter brings home are outstanding. The honors and honors society is excellent and the varieties of special classes are fab. They are band art computers vocal and dance. I love this school.

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