Discover your best options

Elementary School Middle School High School

Riverdale Avenue Middle School

Grades: 6-8
76 Riverdale Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11212
Phone: 718-346-0764

Our Insights

What’s Special

High expectations and accessible teachers

The Downside

Poor attendance

A tiny school with fewer than 50 children in each grade, Riverdale Avenue Middle School shares a building with Riverdale Avenue Community School, an elementary school.

Parents say the principal and teachers are always accessible and that they have “the highest expectations for their children that they have ever experienced,” according the Quality Review, a two-day visit by a Department of Education official. 

While attendance is poor and most students begin 6th grade with weak academic skills, children make significant progress while they are here, according to Department of Education data.

Every Friday afternoon, students take part in “enrichment clubs” that include cooking, dance, martial arts, African drumming, fashion design, cheerleading/step, chess, computer coding, and filmmaking, according to the Comprehensive Education Plan. After-school activities are available until 6 pm, according to the middle school directory.

Admissions: District 23 choice. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, February 2019)

Read more

School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
27%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
90%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
47%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
18%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
27%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
91%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.0

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
16%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
27%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Urban Assembly School for Music and Art

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
134
Asian
4%
Black
72%
Hispanic
19%
White
1%
Other
4%
Free or reduced priced lunch
99%
Students with disabilities
33%
English language learners
8%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
87%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
49%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
10%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
9%
15% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

Brownsville (District 23)
Trains: 3 Line to Saratoga Ave
Buses: B15, B35, B47, B60, B7, B8

Contact

Principal
Yolanda Lawrence
Parent Coordinator
Veda Dorsey

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with the Riverdale Avenue Community School
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

You may also like …

Kings Collegiate Uncommon Charter School

1084 Lenox Road
Brooklyn, NY 11212

Comments

  • Is this your school? Please post any news, updates, events, changes, or other information!
  • We welcome questions, open discussions, and disagreements but comments with personal attacks, rude language, or those with seemingly malicious intent will be deleted.
  • Very long comments, those that contain links, or repeat comments may be blocked by our spam filter.
  • Problems? email us at [email protected].
  • Users must comply with our Terms of Use.