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About This School

Robert F Kennedy Community High School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Robert F Kennedy Community High School is MR. BESHIR ABDELLATIF, who can be contacted at babdell@schools.nyc.gov. 721 children attend Robert F Kennedy Community High School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 7% of the Robert F Kennedy Community High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 71% of the 721 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Robert F Kennedy Community High School is 19:1. Mesivta Chofetz Chaim is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Fencing
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 35% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 28% 41%
Asian 28% %
White, non-Hispanic 25% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 68%
Limited English proficiency 7% 20%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This rating is a joke. RFK is at least a 7. After Mr. Pernick left the school has improved tremendously. RFK was ranked #25 by US New and World Reports. The school received a B on the 2011-2012 NYC School report card.

  • (3 years ago)

    I m totally agreed. Recently my child tried to seek some assistance from principal administration and from a dean. This school personnel made promises but no action was taken towards that problem. I was amazed how absolutely careless and cold this personnel is. Many times I ve left messages & asked to return my phone call ASAP no one even bothered. This mistreatment direct disrespect not only to a students but to a parents as well. I personally think staff with this type of behavior must never work with kids. This only kills the reputation of RFKHS I hope they understand because as I would say Fish getting rotten from the head not from the tail . There are many other dedicated people who are professional caring empathetic and simply human.

  • (3 years ago)

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion but to keep a reputation of this school requires more than just fake promises and smiles from school administration. Parents trust schools with their children. So if principal (main leader ) as well as administration will show more compassion empathy concern to students & their issues I m sure they will be able to maintain their reputation or maybe gain more. If your students unable to seek actual assistance in the times of need what makes school think this kids could trust them or share with them. Personally I believe before you gain trust one must equip that trust. Teachers are one of the main arteries of that school and the way how they present themselves or teach reflects each child s learning process

  • (3 years ago)

    I had a great experience my freshman year of high school 2005. I was a very calm person and loved a quite and friendly environment but on things changed my sophomore year. Everything turned hectic teachers didn't care as much as they should and students acted up in class. There were too much over flow of students. They use to only except certain students with high grades now I feel they except kids with poor grades which is worse because theses students didn't care about learning and most teachers couldn't control them and turned even the average students insane. -Graduated 2009

  • (3 years ago)

    It may be a small high school but they have great teachers that really care.

  • (4 years ago)

    I honestly think this is the best high school in queens. The environment including staff and students is amazing and extremely friendly and welcoming. All teachers are amazing and try their best to help the student to the best of their ability. No problems with violence or bullying. I went to this hs and i would recommend it to all students.

  • (4 years ago)

    RFK is the best school because it has such a close- knit environment and everyone is friendly.

  • (4 years ago)

    Robert F.Kennedy os a small community school where children parents and staff feel like they are amongst family. Everyone on staff knows every student.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is fantastic. I'm currently a junior and although there are way too many students in the hallway the teachers are great and the students are great. Everyone helps each other and there's no violence in this school. Unlike other schools this school will bring out the best of every student. If you don't do 200 hours of community service you don't graduate which I think is fair. Community service not only brings smiles to everyone's faces but it helps you in the future. You can also learn a lot from being in this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    too small too much kids not enough teachers

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great. There are small class sizes(25-30) students in each class. There are sometimes 2 or more teachers in the classroom to help the students with their work.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that RFK is the best school in Flushing. I graduated from this school and I highly recommend it to any student who wants to attend RFK. I've learned alot from the teachers made many wonderful friends that I'll cherish for a lifetime. I've learned that doing community service is worth it when you put a smile on someone's face. The school is pretty small and the teachers are great. Can't thank the staff enough for helping me achieve my goals.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school lacks an environment for learning. When we asked the principal and guidance counselor for help on many issues we were given standard Dept. of Education answers. The only plus for this school was that the students are safe when they are in school.

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