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Excellence Girls Charter School

Charter | K-3 | 311 students


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Posted April 28, 2014

I have 2 daughters attending Excellence Girls,and each and everyday they look forward to going to school. From the office managers,teachers to the Principal are outstanding. It is a blessing to have this school in our community.They teach our girls how to be young ladies that respect themselves and others. The teachers work their butt off,and the students are expected to do the same. I love it
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Posted April 30, 2013

My daughter came from public school before starting excellence girls. Since she started I am highly impressed with her learning and behavior the school teaches them class, poise and excellence. She loves to read and write and excited about going everyday. This school is also a college prep so every class represent a university. Jasmine A is going to attend all the way through
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Posted June 25, 2011

This is a great school my daughter is in first grade she reads chapter books .The staff and every one there are great !
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Posted September 14, 2010

This is the best school that my daughter could have attended. Like most of the other girls, my daughter tested and was accepted into the citywide Gifted and Talented Program for the Bd. of Ed. However, after some research of the achievements reached at Excellence Boys Charter School, I knew that Excellence would best serve my daughter's academic needs. This is my daughter's second year at excellence, currently a second grader ..... and i have yet to second guess my choice for academic success. From the principal to the academic curriculum Excellence meets and exceeds my expectations each and every time. Thank you so much to Uncommon Schools Network for affording us the opportunity to be a part of the high achieving schools they have brought into our communities to allow our children to be successful in life.
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Posted June 30, 2010

WOW!!!! I'm proud to admit that my wife and I strongly feel that we've made the right choice for our scholar to attend Girls School of Excellence over the other options she had including the Gifted & Talented program. We looked at the achievements that where accomplished by the Boys School of Excellence in a short period of time. And felt that the girls were destined for a higher education also. Plus by placing her in a school in our own community enables her to form a strong identity of where she come from,who you are, and where she's going. It's beautiful to see all the young scholars in uniform, on the same page, and treating each other with respect. I'm happy that my daughter will go down in history along with the rest by completing the first school year for the Girls School of Excellence.
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Posted June 29, 2010

My daughter has just completed kindergarden at Excellence. We attended the Stepping UP ceremony today which was very inspirational. The children seemed very proud of their accomplishments. KUDOS to Excellence Girls.
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Posted June 28, 2010

I am a parent of a soon to be first grader at Excellence girls. My daughter attended PK at private school, but her kindergarten experience at this school was superb. She enjoyed going to school and took her academic work seriously beyond her age. The teachers at this school are so involved in the scholars progress that monthly update and discussions are held to discuss their progress. Like the other parent, I am also refusing a spot in the G&T program to keep my child at this school. Her expanded vocabulary and approach to her school work is due to the combined efforts of the staff and administrators at Excellence Girls. Many thanks to a great team of educators.
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English Language Arts

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.







The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.






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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
Black 1 91% 19%
Hispanic 1 7% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
White 1 0% 48%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 1100%N/A49%
Male 10%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 271%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 54%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 4%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

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Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
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794 Monroe St
3rd Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Phone: (718) 638-1875


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