Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy
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|660 West 237th Street
Bronx, New York, 10463
|School district||New York City Department of Education|
|School number||MS/HS 141|
|Staff||117 (including school aides)|
|Teaching staff||79( 2010-2011)|
|Enrollment||1,320 (as of 2010-11)|
|Average class size||31|
|Student to teacher ratio||16:7 (as of 2010 )|
The Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy (RKA) is a small public school in Riverdale, Bronx. It has approximately 1,320 students, as it is a middle school and high school. The current Principal is Lori O'Mara. It was a middle school only until 1999 when in response to community demand, a high school was added. With the addition of a high school 8th graders are automatically admitted to the high school. However, they can also go to other schools such as Bronx High School of Science. RKA is known as the number one feeder for specialized high schools.
In addition to a diverse college preparatory curriculum, Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy offers a middle school Honors Program, Advanced Placement courses, and enrollment courses through Hunter College. Advanced Placement courses include Spanish, U.S. history, World history, Art, Biology, Calculus, Psychology, Computers, dance.
Student groups and activities at Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy include band, book clubs, after school clubs environmental club, Model United Nations, MOUSE Squad, National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society, Literary Magazine (Paw Print), Nutrition Club, Science Olympiad, and Yearbook.
Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy athletic teams compete in the PSAL (high school) and CHAMPS (middle school). The high school teams include baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball, and wrestling; the middle school teams include, dance, tennis, and wrestling. Cross country and tennis are played at the club level. The baseball team won the 2010 Division B Championship, finishing with a perfect 21-0 record.
According to the CEP report, Black or African American make up 14% of the school's population, Hispanic or Latino 51%, Asian or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 9%, and White 26%.
- "School Detail for M.S./H.S. 141-da Stein Riv/kings School". National Center for Education Statistics.
- School website
- Parent's Association Website, includes link to online PA run RKA Spirit Store, which sells products imprinted with the School's logo.
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