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Bronx Global Learning Institute For Girls Charter School

Charter | K-4 | 247 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $171,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted September 9, 2014

This school is a waste of time for students, teachers, staff members, parents, and taxpayers! As a former teacher, I could tell you that the teachers and the principal are not interested in challenging the students. The test scores speak for themselves; the scores get progressively worse at each grade level. I would never enroll my daughter at this school so please don't enroll yours. I must also say that it is very important to always research the schools that you want to enroll your child in. The school only cares about image and this is proven by the lack of extracurricular activities and mandatory ballet and violin classes.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 3, 2014

My daughter attended this school from first grade all the way until the fifth grade. Although the concept of the school is a very good idea the school is not up to par... Being that it is an all female environment the gossip with the students and parents is RIDICULOUS!! The principal Celia is always stating she is raising money for the girls and the school but every event and or field trip must be paid for! "Graduations" are held in an auditorium with NO air ventilation that yes you guessed it parents had to purchase tickets for. School supplies are asked in abundance to be distributed with the entire school not just for your child I know this because last year I was not even allowed to enter the building the first day of school to walk my child into her new classroom I was instructed to leave her supplies in the hallway and let my child in the school while all the other children's supplies remained on the hallway floor!! I understand not everyone can afford things but why is it my responsibility to provide for everyone else? I decided to enroll my daughter in private school I was already spending the money why not receive the education for it! I do NOT recommend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2014

If you want more opportunities for your child this is not the school yes they have a violin program which I will not knock. I can honestly say that that's about the only thing that's saving this school. The ballet instruction is just ridiculous . Dual English and Spanish speaking school smh. There is no extra help provided for the non speaking Spanish speaking girls , especially since us the parents have been asking for help since the first grade. No after school programs!!! No sports!!!! Some of these teachers it's their first teaching job. Most of the staff seem to be related or a friend of a friend which is just TACKY! could go onnnnnnnn and onnnnnnnnnn and onnnnnnnnnnnn but choosing what's suitable for your daughter is your decision . It's just time for us to move on from this school ... Good luck
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

BGLIG, isn't a good school, whoever says otherwise isn't use to quality standard in school and teachers. Being a teacher myself, I can honestly say that this school needs a revamp. The principal doesn't get involved with parents, matter of fact don't even bother calling or leaving any message on her voicemail because she will not return your call, I guess she's too superior to address the parents concerns. Hmmm!! The teachers are inexperienced assistants, which explained high turnover. I took my child out after allowing her to attend for 3 months. I wish I read the reviews before I send my child here because some of the parents did fore-warn. Any school can be great, however, without the proper tools-teachers, attitudes, training, communications and principles, it just will not work. This school staffs lies a lot so parents please please becareful and keep log of everything involving your child(ren) or you will regret it. Remember charter school runs on funding so they take attendance seriously otherwise they will not get the funds they need. Private school all the way, yes, this maybe expensive but it's worth every penny.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

First of all bglig is an awesome school secondly my daughter attends bglig and the reason they play the Wii is usually when they are studying about are nutrition and exercise thirdly she is in middle school and they play a lot of violin and the younger kids need to know all procedures on the box violins before getting a real violin to use.Do you know how much you will have to pay for a wooden violin if the child drops it and it breaks into pieces?Well it costs thousands of dollars.They are very organized and are not as bad as it is claimed to be.Even the Bronx borough president said that bglig that its an amazing schools.So take that!Oh and any girl that is actually smart enough to go to that school is lucky to be accepted!!!I just can't believe that someone would so rude,ungrateful,selfish,and DISGUSTING to write such a thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2013

My daughter has attended BIGLIG SINCE FIRST GRADE. SHE IS IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL NOW AND I AM DISAPPOINTED. THIS SCHOOL LACKS IN SEVERAL AREAS. I'VE STARTED APPLYING TO OTHER SCHOOLS FOR MY CHILD. THEY MUST GET IT TOGETHER IF THEY WANT A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

This school is very young, but it have proved to be a great school, the girls are very polite, they have learn a lot, the violin and the ballet classes are up to the task. the staff is friendly and knowlegeable. i will recommend this school to any parent that wants their daughters to succeed in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

It's a bit too early to make a fair decision about this school because my daughter is starting the 1st grade. However, I find the school to be unorganized with performances and things of that nature. There's always a mob of parents and no clear directions. This school year they have banned parents from entering the school. Prior to the first day of school the parents were not notified of this change. So upon arriving we were told to drop our child off at the door and to hand over the school supplies. My child didn't even know who her teacher is or where the classroom is located. The previous school year my child has learned basic reading and math skills, very little violin and very little if any ballet skills. My daughter tells me they just watch the wii and copy the dance moves. A mother with an older child has told me that the best teachers have left thus leaving the TA to take over the following years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

I like this school for my daughter she likes it too. Its a great school and the tearcher are very nice and helpfuk. I like that they have ballet and violin classes. All the staff are great i would recommend this school to any one
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

This school is so ridiculous! BGLIG boasts about being an all girl school with great opportunities....Violin and Ballet seems to be most important about this school...It's also a dual language school? this makes me laugh! Rigor is suppose to be in the curriculum however my child comes home with nothing but busywork and thick packets of homework! Waste of time and waste of paper if you ask me! Most of the teachers are not certified to teach...well that's what it seems like. Speaking of the principal...she seems to care about you and your child to your face but she's probable laughing at how ghetto the parents are! This neighborhood needs a real SCHOOL WITH REAL TEACHERS and a REAL PRINCIPAL!!!!!! IF this was a real DOE public school, this place will close down like it should! PEOPLE DO YOUR RESEARCHHHHH!!!!!!!! I have pulled my daughter out and wish that I never enrolled her in the first place!!! THis school is laughable, I don't even know how and why it is still opened... I guess these parents are as uneducated as this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

This is a great school my daughter got accepted to girls prep first then i got a call from BGLIG saying my daughter was accepted, I am glad i chose this school. It's A all girl school with a strong instructional program (Violin and Ballet) its also a dual language school. The year is not over yet and my daughter is really picking up on her Spanish very quickly and violin the Principal is great wouldn't ask for a better principal she is perfect! I cant really say much about the teachers they ok but can be better but its a great school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

This school boasts about its dual language program however, outside of its Spanish instruction its academic curriculum is no more rigourous or advanced than a regular public school and it lacks sound structure. The teachers are inexperienced, the children's dismissal in the afternoon is chaotic & messy, and their arts proogram (dance & violin) is also questionable. Outside of the children being taught Spanish from the Kindegarten level through the 4th grade, there is nothing really impressive about this school. If you have other options consider them first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2010

Fabulous program for all NYC daughters! Rigorous academics, great arts program (Dance & Violin) and dual language program (Spanish language). What more could a parent ask for? As with any program/school, I recommend you make yourself known to both your daughters teachers, school faculty and other staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2010

As a grandparent and an educator, what I have experience at this school has been a JOY! The girls are focused, the staff is professional and caring, and the adminstration is approachable. Kudos to the parents who are putting in the time for dual language and to those who have to travel far distances to bring their daughters to a place where education is important!!!


Posted July 4, 2010

BGLIG is the best school for girls in the bronx. The school teaches girls about leadership and empowerment as females. Every class has a teacher and an assistant as well. The school gives you a feeling of a tight community, where your girls learn tremendously. And in addition, they are taught to play the violin and learn ballet. What more can a parent ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 62% 23%
Black 2 34% 19%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
White 2 0% 48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 1100%N/A49%
Male 10%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 110%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 184%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 39%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 22%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
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Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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8.8
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8.9
 

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8.7
 
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8.4
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8.8
 

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7.9
 
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8.3
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Parents

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8.5
 

Teachers

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8.0
 
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8.5
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8.9
 

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8.0
 

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Parents22884%
Teachers2991%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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750 Concourse Village
Lower Level
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 993-1740

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