In the works | The Richard H. Hungerford School
DRG Architects was retained by the New York City School Construction Authority to build a replacement school for R722, currently located
at 155 Tomkins Ave. in Staten Island. This school will become the new home for the R086 The Richard H. Hungerford School, and will belong to The Citywide Education County for District 75 (D75), and will accommodate 456 students with special needs.
The Hungerford school was founded in 1967 and educates students from ages 14 to 21 years old in both curriculum and vocational studies. These students have various levels of disabilities, which require building modifications above the NYCSCA standards, in order to accommodate special wheel chairs and devices. Educational programs are provided for children and adolescents according to the special education continuum. Students are referred to a specific class ratio by the Committee on Special Education. The typical room ratios for the school are 12:1:1, 6:1:1, and 12:1:4, where the first number represents the students, the second number represents the teachers, and the last number represents the paraprofessionals. The room ratios and resulting concept design are focused on presenting a learning environment that will allow these students to maximize their education.