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9-12
Public
Queens, NY
Students enrolled: 2,547

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89-30 114th Street
Queens, NY 11418

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(718) 846-3335
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September 12, 2013
My freshman year was HORRIBLE!! The students were immature and craved attention. It was really distractin in class. I would not have passed my algebra regents if I didn't have it already in middle school. The teacher always had to stop to teaching to yell at the annoying kids. Many kids there are ghetto, but thats not really a problems cause it is new York anyway and a lot of the kids there come all the way from Brooklyn. Im about a week into my sophomore year right now and I'm now in the building. It's okay so far but still not the best. There is no air conditioning which I think the school would be able to afford. It's not a recommended school. But if you have no choice but to go there (like me) just stay with the good crowd of kids, which is extremely hard to find in that school lol. And if you have an opportunity to go to another school, take it! Cause you'll regret it.

- submitted by a community member
February 05, 2013
Although my freshmen year was horrible at the school and I had no words of appreciation, one eventually realizes that the school's reputation is not the one to be entirely blamed. 90% of teachers are wonderful, know their subject well and create challenging assignments especially in APs. Most of the staff is very helpful however the lack of resources and funding has tagged the school as not one of the best which has resulted in lack of programs and their awareness like MUN and IB diplomas. Competition is between a certain group of people as many students don't take their education seriously. Progress can be made in many areas. While I do not regret being a part of RHHS, i certainly do wish for it to be much better.

- submitted by a student
June 28, 2012
It has been several years since I graduated, I loved the teachers! They made my learning experience better and they're always willing to help out if I had any trouble,

- submitted by a student
December 20, 2011
I honestly do not know how much a high school can possible be. My high school experience in this school was just straight forward terrible. I will be graduating within a 3.6 GPA, but honestly in any other school I would have graduated with a much higher GPA. I feel as if the teachers and staff are the real reason behind the schools failures. It is very easy to cut in this school as the guards don't even care if your cutting, not even when they KNOW your cutting. Also abut 80% of the teachers don't know how to teach. Nor do they know how to control their students while in class.. It is very easy to cheat on tests in this school as well. There are students whose GPA are about as high as mine and they don't deserve it AT ALL. I remember a teacher who would give out to almost everybody a 100 in the class when no one but myself had 100's on all the tests. . I haven't even been able to take all the AP classes that i want to take because they aren't even offered at my school. Availability of classes are really low i.e) language and AP classes. Overall if you want a bright future do not go to this school as you will struggle to get high grades.

- submitted by a student
April 18, 2011
Richmond Hill High School is an amazing school. No matter what it's reputation be, only it's students and staff know how wonderful an experience they have had during their time there. Of course, it has its positives and negatives, but we've all enjoyed our time there overall. I do not AT ALL regret attending this school, even though I was not comfortable at first. My high school experience turned out to be fantastic. I have made the best of friends there, met and learned from the greatest and the most caring teachers, and there's no doubt that my friends, my teachers and the programs, sports and events offered at RHHS were enough to keep me completely satisfied and happy there. This school is very supportive of a safe and enjoyable learning environment and they definitely do try their best to keep it that way. There are just some students who try to ruin that to the best of their abilities. But again, despite the downs we've had, RHHS is an awesome school and at the end of our journey, no student has regretted to be part of the Richmond Hill High School alumni =]

- submitted by a student
September 27, 2010
Richmond Hill High School isn't a great school. it does not have excellent teachers, nor does it have a strong principal or challenging academic programs.The AP classes are useless,its like when you start class, it is okay but as the year goes on of course it gets tough but apparently the teachers just focus on the AP exam which isn't necessary to take.I remember my sophomore year i had to take the World History AP exam and that's all the teacher ever focused on..it wasn't right because i knew it didn't matter much because the main point was to pass the regents.i knew i could have done better on the regents. but the teacher said if we don't take the AP exam then it would be counted as a class test and if we fail then you would fail the class. it was just wrong.im not done. -.-

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2009
We're diverse and this school is amazing. The teachers are great and our friends we make are for a lifetime.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2009
Richmond Hill High School's staff and students are amazing. Our logo 'diversity is our strenght' is completely true. We have a variety of students and are all respected by each other. The staff members are simply amazing. They are more then staff to us, thay hve become a part of or family. The staff at RHHS tend to treat you like their own and make sure they do all that they can in order to help you succeed not only in school but also in life itself. Overall, I am a senior and graduating from this school is an honor to me. I will miss this to school to a great extent.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 19, 2009
We're diverse and no day is ever the same! The teachers are great and our friends our like our family outside of the school. It may have it's rough moments, but its still a great place to learn.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 19, 2009
Richmond hill high school is really a nice school. The Teachers are amazing, you'll never find anyone quite like them.I would say Richmond hill has its days were its not so fun,but other than that is a great school. Although the classes are big the teachers make sure all the students get time to ask their question.I'm really happy i decided to go to Richmond hill because i made friend with teacher and students whom i will always cherish!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
I love the teachers! They make my learning experience better and they're always willing to help out if the student has any trouble with what they're teaching in the classrooms. It doesn't feel like a school, it feels like a family!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 17, 2009
I love richmond Hill. Well it have iits time when its out of hand. The teachers are amazing. they make me want to learn more and more. It feels like a family. Also the guidance counselor are always there to help when you need them. RHHS is a school that is very supportive

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
It's cool. Like they say diversity is our strength and it is. I love the teachers and the studetns there.

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October 10, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 03, 2009
im currently a student here at this school. and im a freshmen so far i like it my teachers are very nice and cool and my classes r easy. the only negative is the overcrowding the pda in the hallways....like ewwww..and the trailers...so thats why im transfering out and thinking about gateway

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
i really think that this is very good high school.i been there since my junior year and now im a senior and i have pretty good grades . i know that people say that is a really bad high school but is not because i felt safe , the teachers helped me , and the people is nice .the reason the everybody is been saying bad stuff about this high school is only because of the some stupids kids in the school . i think that if you dont want to get in fights or trouble you have to stay out of trouble and then you wont have any trouble . trust me i know what im saying ..this is a good school

- submitted by a student
no rating May 05, 2009
This school is one of the worst highschools in the u.S they should really shut this school down i am currently a student at richmond hill hs the guidance counselors dont care about the kids.The schol is overcrowded and they wont let kids transfer out.They should shut this school down this year

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April 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 10, 2008
This isn't a bad school. However, everywhere is overpopulated and the standards there are pretty low. The District or the government really needs to do something about the school's population. The graduation rate in 4 yrs. is only 47%. If the population factor is effectively dealt with, I'm sure the rate of graduation will go up by at least 20%.

- submitted by a student
January 25, 2008
There is no discipline and no assistance from security or the deans. The administration pushes the workshop model which means that kids are supposed to discover and teach each other. Don't students go to school to learn, not be teachers? Classes are always being shuffled around, causing confusion and gaps in instruction for the students, not to mention for teachers. We hardly know who is coming and going that we cannot keep track of grades. Teachers are asked to be attendance monitors, isn't that what we have an attendance office for? There are a lot of really great kids in this school, but you wouldn't know it from a walk down the halls or around the trailers. The school is overcrowed. It is a sad situation when a person, like myself who wants to make a difference, dreads coming to work.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating January 21, 2008
I am a senior at richmond hill high school. The school, honestly needs to be shutdown. We dont learn anything because the school is overcrowded.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 20, 2007
it's not so great school or not so bad, it's kind of ok but the problem is this school has no discipline.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
I think Richmond Hill High School is a great school, the teachers are really good and provide support for kids that are slower. There are also some issues that affect students, one is that there is no AC in the trailers and in the winter there in no heat in some. but overall I think it's a great school.

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February 03, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 10, 2006
I wouldn't send my child here. As a former student, I can say that this was the worst academic experience I can ever remember having. The counselors, didn't offer any guidance, the school was over crowded, fights were always breaking out & there were gangs. I had come from a public school on Long Island & was a very good student. I did my last year of HS here & hated every second of it. It didn't matter that I was in the advanced placement classes & graduated with a Regents Diploma. I begged my parents to send me to private school, it was torture! I don't recall any extracurricular activities either, unless you count running home from school because another fight or gang issue had broken out. The only positive thing; my teachers were great & did push you to try harder - at least in the advanced placement classes.

- submitted by a former student
April 01, 2006
Richmond Hill is a great school for students that know where they are going in life and know what they want. However, if your child is still trying to find where they belong this isnt the school for them. It is a really harsh school. The area school is small, over populated, and only the students at the highest level of education enjoy it. I know this because I graduated from richmond hill not too long ago. I loved it, I was part of the student affairs association and while that was fun, the rest of the school seemed to be falling. Even though I had my best years at Richmond Hill, it just doesnt stack up to better schools such as Gate Way and Van Buren.

- submitted by a former student
August 25, 2005
Although the school is located in a semi decent area, there have been some gang related incidents in the school and school area. My child was fortunate to be in the advance placement classes and the program was excelent.

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August 12, 2005
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July 21, 2004
I am a former Richmon Hill HS student and I personaly feel that this school was bad when I went and it is only getting worse.The guidance counselor's didn't doing any 'guiding'.They should be called programers,because all they do is program what classes you needed.

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September 09, 2003
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August 26, 2003
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Richmond Hill High School
89-30 114th Street, Queens, NY  11418
(718) 846-3335
Last modified Richmond Hill High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Richmond Hill High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top