Rikers Island Educational Facility (RIEF) is an alternative high school of the Board of Education of the City of New York working in cooperation with the Department of Corrections. We offer standard academic courses in English, mathematics, science, social studies and computer literacy.�� We also provide our students with an Arts program which works with The Waterways Project for Art and Literature.Additionally, our students are able to acquire or improve some vocational skills through training in our professionally equipped print and auto shops.The average length of enrollment per student is approximately two months. However, it is not unusual for a few students to stay a few days, a year , or more than a year. Most of our students are still in the adjudication process of their cases.To address this situation, we offer classes which gives our students a better understanding ofcriminal law and court proceedings.The educational levels of our students range from those with special educational needs to others who have high school diplomas, GEDs, or have already earned college credits. Despite the difficult circumstances, the administration and staff, along with a core of active parents are working to create an environment conducive to learning and academic excellence.

To contact us:

Phone: 718-626-7835

Fax: 718-274-9651