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Richmond Hill High School

Richmond Hill High School is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Through a college preparatory curriculum, our school focuses on the crucial life skills of problem-solving, critical thinking and literacy. Our school meets all students' educational needs beginning with the Ninth Grade Academy and continuing with focused Small Learning Communities (SLC). All our programs foster high expectations and academic achievement in a positive and supportive learning environment. The Small Learning Community pathways include several CTE programs. We welcome our students and parents to join us in cultivating a professional learning community.

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Students are provided the opportunity to explore and gain insight into their interests in a variety of career-related fields. The offerings include courses in Law, Engineering, Design, Forensics, Health and Fitness, Business and Finance, and Travel and Tourism. The courses in each pathway are tailored for college and career readiness. Local business partners will provide internships. Additional courses include Achieve 3000 for Intermediate ESL/Bilingual students, Rosetta Stone for Beginner ESL/Bilingual students and APEX Virtual Learning School. College Now courses for college credit include: World History, Psychology, Genetics, Teaching with Multimedia and Computer Applications.


Program Specialization: Zoned

Admission Method: Zoned

This specialty four-year program in law and forensics offers a rigorous study of criminalistics and the American judicial system. Students will engage in experiential learning while being mentored by legal professionals from program partners that include: The Justice Resource Center, The NYC Bar Association, St. John’s University, and the NYPD Explorers. Successful completion offers students CTE certification as paralegals and laboratory technicians.

Program Specialization: Law & Government

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 30

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 75-100
  • Science: 75-100
  • Social Studies: 75-100
  • English: 75-100

Students will participate in an Advisory course that will explore six college/career pathways. Students will choose a pathway at the end of ninth grade, in which they will continue for grades 10, 11 and 12.

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 350

Admission Method: Educational option


Buses: Q10, Q24, Q37, Q55, Q56, Q8

Trains: J to 111th St; Z to 121st St



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to Queens students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents
  • For Zoned Program only: Guaranteed offer to students who apply and live in the zoned area.

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



58% of students graduate from Richmond Hill High School

Test Scores

1154 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 404
SAT Verbal 382
SAT Writing 368

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 2,547
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 740
10 753
11 634
12 411
Ungraded 9

Richmond Hill High School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Richmond Hill High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 19 : 1
Gender 53% Male / 47% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

69% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Richmond Hill High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Hispanic/Latino 46%
Black or African American 17%
Asian 32%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

There were 55 incidents of bullying last year at Richmond Hill High School, which equals 0.0188 incidents per student.


Clubs: Law, Anime, Art, Conflict Resolution, Instructional Technology and Key Club; Leadership Program, Mural Painting, National Honor Society (ARISTA), Peer Mediation through the Anti-Defamation League, South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!), Student Government, Travel and Tourism, US Army STARS Program, Cheerleading, Art/Music Fair, After-school Tutoring and Regents Preparation, Mock Trial, Yearbook, Fashion/Talent Show, Beautification Club, Sports Night, Breast Cancer Walk, March of Dimes Walk, Blood Drives, Clothing Drive, Holy Child Food Pantry (Food Drive)
  • Art Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Honor Society
  • Mock Trial
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cricket
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cricket
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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