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Bronx Charter School For Excellence

Charter | PK-7 | 439 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $130,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

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Posted April 18, 2014

As a parent and pediatric therapist, I think this is one of the best schools in the Bronx area. It has the feeling of a small private school located in an urban area.The teachers, administrators, and support staff are always dressed professionally and know how to address parents in an respectable manner. The students are very courteous and are being taught at an early age about not only the importance of going to college, but on becoming potential leader in society. I also appreciate the way the school incorporates dance,yoga, music, gym,and art into their curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

My grandson attends this wonderful school. There is always communication between parents and the school personnel. Everyone works as a team to keep the scholars working at their best. No toleration of bullying, or rudeness. Emphasis is always placed on respect, courtesy, and team effort. My Grandson's fourth grade teacher is one in a million, never too busy to address whatever concern a parent or child has. I highly recommend applying. BCSE has its own property, and are now building a brand new middle school next to the elementary school.


Posted April 2, 2014

BCSE is great! My child was accepted mid year and the entire faculty made the transition so easy for our family. This school goes above and beyond for the students. They challenge them in all areas. The also help them to succeed. This school is always ready and wiling to assist student and parents. We feel blessed to be a BCSE family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

I have three children in this school and we have truly been blessed. The administrative and teaching staff are very dedicated to the scholars. My only regret is that there isn't a high school, however I am very confident that my children will excel wherever they attend HS because of this school. Thank you BCSE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

good school just harsh with the methods. they teach however they teach with force. they have a high teacher turnover as well.


Posted April 12, 2013

I applied to this school for 4 and 6th grade, and I don't know my kids standing as yet, but I would like to know about their policy on bullying of any kind and about the tolerance of it at school and on school busing? I would also like to know about extra curricular activities like music, art, dance, theater etc any of these take place here? Help a parent decide. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

Excellent just like it's name. The culture and learning environment of the school is one of the best I have ever seen. I am so glad that my daughter is attending this school. Truly a blessing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2012

I would like to sign up my 2 children in this school. Is this school accepting new intakes?


Posted February 14, 2012

Wow let me first start by saying that "WE ROCK" yes B.C.S.E is an excellent school. I'm so thankful that my daughter got selected at the lottery, I mean i really did win the lottery. My daughter is getting a great education, the curriculum is great the staff from the teachers to the principal is phenomenal. The PA team is so dedicated and always trying their best to get parents involve, They are wonderful :D! My daughter got accepted to 6 top charter schools- Icahn 2,3,4 and 5, Harlem Success Academy 1 and Bronx Charter School for excellence and I definitely made the right choice by choosing Bronx Charter School For Excellence. My daughter is currently in kindergarten and is doing great ( academics). This schools has really been a blessing to our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2012

Great school!! always pushing kids to do their best and maintaining them focused on what's important-their education. Their curriculum is well balanced with very high academic expectations, in addition to music, phys. ed, dance, art every week. They also offer a variety of extracurricular activities to help the child develop more rounded and have fun while in school. Great staff, very professional and caring from the Principal down to the receptionist. Very safe and clean environment. I am very very happy my daughters (3rd & 1st graders) are attending this school, this is their second year there and I couldn't be more pleased. Looking forward to the years ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2012

I have two children. One of them goes to Icahn charter school 4 and the second goes to Bronx charter school for excellence. I am happy that they go to the two best charter schools of the Bronx. These schools operate like private schools. The school is doing better and better every year. As a parent I recommend this school. My daughter is in kindergarten and she is already reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2011

Bronx Charter school Excellence is a great school! my kids can read since kindergarten and they're doing very well in math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2011

BCSE is an excellent school. Both staff and students work really hard to excel. Parents are involved and get the opportunity to participate in their children's education to make every effort worth. Discipline is noticeable, specially when kids are out on trips with other schools. They get homework every single day, projects on holiday weekends, special summer project for every entrance grade after summer vacation. The whole school gets involve in preparation for NYS tests providing Saturday Academy classes. They are very organized, keep parents informed of activities. Environment is safe. Staff is courteous and helpful. Respect is in the air. Kids wear uniform and I love the fact that my kids don't get exposed to the "brand name" pressure. It promotes discipline in many ways, and help them stay focus in "learning" instead of showing off fashion. This school has 0 tolerance for bullying and disrespect. Students are disciplined right in the spot. They have the excellence mentality, always challenging kids to do their best. We all have to work hard, but it pays off. I cannot imagine my kids in any other environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

The staff are dedicated and focused on the individual child's progress. They have a very adult-like approach with the middle school students. They have a no nonsense attitude toward the students' responsibilities. Although sometimes harsh and a bit abrasive their model works!!! Parent involvement is essential and they are not shy about demanding it. Saturday classes are mandatory (in full uniform). The students' state exam scores reflect the schools efforts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

Awesome school. Has lots of fun activities. And more oppurtunities for learning and excellence for college.


Posted October 29, 2010

ITS AN EXCELLENT SCOOL JUST OUTSTANDINGG ILOVE THE SCHOOL .MY KIDS GO THERE AND THEY LOVE IT
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The school's focus is the academics but discipline and development of the whole child is a close second. The realize that what happens at home, in the community and at school affects the child's ability to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

the guidance,discipline and of course the cirriculum
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

My son just graduated this June. Make sure that you get involved with the teachers and staff. Some of the teachers need to be watched carefully. They can be very harsh at times. Sometimes can even be discouraging to the child and parent. I believe favortisim plays a big factor with some of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

This is an excellent school. My daughter will be graduating from the 5th grade this year. The morale among the staff and administration is high. They know each child by name and truly care. My daughter is nervous about entering another school. Truth be told, so am I. My youngest is currently in the 2nd grade and will have the benefit of Bronx Charter School for a few more years. If your child is selected via the lottery system you've won big. The curriculum is awesome. It's slightly untraditional, but it gets through to the children and they are excelling. Bronx Charter School is a blessing!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
English Language Arts

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
98%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
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 30% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
91%
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 29% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
92%
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 29% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
96%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 48% 19%
Hispanic 1 39% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 12% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
White 2 0% 48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 15%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 168%N/A43%
Female 251%N/A49%
Male 249%N/A51%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 27%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 7%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
The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

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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8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 
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This school
7.7
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents34685%
Students150100%
Teachers4498%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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