Riverhead Central School District


The Riverhead Central School District in New York serves a diverse student population across 8 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools. While the district as a whole is underperforming, with a low statewide ranking and rating, there is significant variation in the performance of individual schools.

Aquebogue Elementary School and Riley Avenue School stand out as relatively higher-performing, with the highest proficiency rates in both ELA and Math among the elementary schools. In contrast, schools like Phillips Avenue School and Roanoke Avenue School struggle with low proficiency rates.

The district faces significant socioeconomic challenges, with high rates of free/reduced lunch recipients across the schools, ranging from 34.06% at Riley Avenue School to 56.71% at Riverhead Middle School. This suggests that many students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, which may contribute to the overall academic challenges. However, Riverhead Senior High School stands out with a higher 4-year graduation rate of 81.5%, though it also has a concerning dropout rate of 8.8% and a high chronic absenteeism rate of 26.8%.

District Detail

 814 Harrison Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901-2996

 (631) 369-6717

SchoolDigger Rank:
801st of 866 New York districts

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Grades served: K-12
Students: 5,496

Primary Schools: 4
Middle Schools: 2
High Schools: 2
Alternative Schools: 0
We found 8 schools.

SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

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