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Staten Island, NY
Students enrolled: 1,760

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85 Saint Josephs Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10302

(718) 420-2100
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November 24, 2014
This school is Staten Island's best kept secret! My daughter is now a sophmore. Teachers & Leadership are fabulous. Staff goes out of the way to help students achieve their academic goals. The principal, Timothy Gannon, sets the positive tone of communications with families, genuine caring for the students, responsibility and action. My daughter had been bullied in the past, and other schools let it grow till it became problematic. At Port, they get involved as soon as they hear about something and shut it down! My daughter is a special education student who is excelling for the first time in her life under Port Richmond's staff guidance and support. A truly committed team, happy students, and proud families! Go Raiders!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2012
i went to this school and its amazing and my younger brothers go this school and they are doing great the students just have to rise up and really try hard and study

- submitted by a community member

July 30, 2010
this school is great. im going to miss this school wish i could have completed my whole 4 years here .. two was enough tho . these 2 years in port richmond has been the best two years of my life ! im branden morales

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September 28, 2009
Great school....Two of my sons attend Port Richmond HS and have done well. Alot of support from Faculty, Staff and Peers. If you fail here its because you wanted to.... Exemplary.

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September 18, 2009
Port Richmond HS is a wonderful school with terrific teachers and school staff.

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February 01, 2008
i go to this school and learned that if you put yourself at a level the teachers are on you will learn to like the school and achieve your goal

- submitted by a student

December 02, 2007
i am a freshman at this schhol and i love it here.

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May 25, 2007
My daughter, Rebekah a junior has absolutely flourished as a result of being a part of the Academy of Travel and Tourism as well as being chosen to participate in the IPO program. It has been a pleasure to watch her interaction with the teachers and classmates and blossom into such a responsible young lady. My son, Andrew a senior has been granted a four year full tuition scholarship to a college in Albany. What does this say about Port Richmond High School and how they prepare their students for the future. Of course all schools have problems, trials and tribulations, however they are addressed for the most part at Port. Let's give credit where credit is due. It is not very easy being and administrator and/or teacher in the NYC Department of Education beauracracy, but here most rise above it and put the students first.

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May 23, 2007
Port Richmond is a very wonderful school. There might be some student who put the school down because of their behavior, but other then that the school is very wonderful. The teachers are highly devoted. As for my I grew attached to all of my teachers in Port Richmond High school . And The Gateway Program is very good also run by David Solomon

- submitted by a student

March 07, 2007
My son is a junior here and in one of the Academy programs. He has incredible teachers and will be well prepared for college. There are several activities for the kids and Mr. Gannon is an incredible man. Like every NYC public school, there are 'problem kids' (cut class, disrupt, bully, etc.), however, the teachers, counselors and student comaraderie far outweigh the few young hoodlums who cause problems every place they go.

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February 06, 2007
I am a current student at Port Richmond. I am the Salutatorian and am involved in three varsity sports. Port Richmond is the best high school on the island without a doubt. It is very safe and the teachers are wonderful. It helped me achieve as much as possible and I am planning on attending a very prestigious college.

- submitted by a student

November 08, 2006
My son is getting ready to graduate. He has done great at Port Richmond. He got involved in the school community, and sports, and has an 89 average. His more than ready for college. The administration does a great job. Mr. Gannon has been wonderful. He knows the kids by name, and is really involved with them. I highly recommend this school. It is the next jewel of Staten Island!!!

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May 28, 2006
The teachers seem to have a lack of interest in engaging the students. They seem to have a hard time controlling the student population.

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April 28, 2006
The new Principal of this school is excellent. You can speak to this man about anything and he takes action. The teachers are supportive with parents and students. They really want to teach. This school has excellent academic programs. I was very impressed walking down the hallways for parent-teacher conferences. The students in this school are very safe because they have an amazing support system. Unfortunately, you will find some students outside, cutting classes and smoking cigarettes and once in a while, a fight, that the administration takes care immediately. This school offers everything a student needs to succeed. Is too bad that some will not take advantage of this great school. Parents need to find out what their children are doing while they work. Mr. Gannon will succeed in changing the reputation of this school. Parents, please take notice!

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April 02, 2006
This is a good school with lots of extracurrcular activites. There are lots of things to be a part of. Academics is good but could improve. Parent involvement is very high and it is a pretty good school.

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November 24, 2004
My son is a Jr. at Port Richmond and loves his school. He has never had any problem with gang violence and is an 85 average student and an athlete. I believe that kids influence their school experiences. Kids who find trouble usually are looking for it. Be involved, join a club or team or utilize the huge variety of services offered both during the school day, in the evening and on Saturdays. The security staff is generally on top of problems. All schools have problems but Port Richmond's staff seems to a great support system in place. I highly recommend this HS.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2004
This School is horrible. There are more than 19 kids in a class, there are more like 40. TJe security cannot control the building. The city truly needs to do something about that terrible school.

- submitted by a student

September 09, 2004
My son hates this school. He never has a steady teacher. Usually a substitute. They can't control their classes. Too many gangs. Disruptive classes. He can't learn. He tries to blend in so he doesn't get beat up every day. Maybe it is different for the girls. Yes, there are extra curricular activities but the coaches show favoritism and are indifferent. The list goes on. I write this as a rebuttal to the other review I just read which must have been written by one of the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2003
This School is really great and my daughter goes to Port so she tells me how much she likes it everyday. There are kids there from every ethnicity, religion, social status, etc.. So if your looking for a school with a lot of variety Port Richmond High School is the place to be. Not only that, it has the most extracurricular activities and sports teams on Staten Island!!! The teachers are very well trained and they know their stuff! It is also safe and has a very good safety and security team. Overall, its a great school!

- submitted by a parent
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Port Richmond High School
85 Saint Josephs Avenue, Staten Island, NY  10302
(718) 420-2100
Last modified Port Richmond High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Port Richmond High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top