Despite the challenges of their environment, some of our students still manage to excel.Most significantly, the main standard by which our school is judged is the success rate of those students who sit for the GED.The general passing rate has been above 80%.

Some of our students more noteworthy accomplishments include:

          February 15, 2002 - The New York�s Annual������������� Statewide High School Mock Trial Tournament to be held at RIEF.Teams form Thomas Jefferson High School and RIEF will oppose each other in competition presided over by a NYS Supreme Court Justice.

          January 19, 2002- A mosaic created by RIEF�s students in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was displayed at the New York Alliance of Black School Educators annual luncheon to commemorate the birthday of Dr. King.It is currently being displayed and will be presented to Gil Noble, host of WABC-TV�s �Like ItIs.�

          August 21- 26, 2001 - A group of eight plays were produced byMCC Theatre�s 10th Annual Summer Play Party. �Reconciliation,� a play by three RIEF�s students was one of the group.The eight plays were selected from a city-wide competition open to NYC high school students.

          April 2001� RIEF�s students� first outside art exhibit held at Tompkins Square Library.The show included a collection of works by previous and current students.

          September 25, 2000 - � The Monster,� a one act play collaboratively written by six RIEF students was performed by SCENARIOS USA at the Union Square Theatre in NYC.A film version was later produced.

To contact us:

Phone: 718-626-7835

Fax: 718-274-9651