BCE students, easily recognized by their uniforms, get into fights near the school and generally behave in disorderly ways. They were seen throwing rocks on St. Marks Ave, damaging a car, and they were seen engaging in a physical fight on the same street, with school safety officers intervening.
Students are told by a teacher that "I am here to teach not to Baby sit." True, but where will the human interaction come into play. If a teacher sees something, they do nothing!!! NYC has a standard of "See something say something" Additionally, please look into the so called "trouble line" why are students embarrassed when teachers yell out that a student needs to go to the trouble line for some simple issue like a students shirt is not tucked in? REALLY!
Very unorganized. Yes, I had school bus issues too. The entire school bus issue was a mess then, when they finally got a school bus, they expected the driver to drive a bus and monitor a ton of screaming kids. Of course he eventually got into an accident. They still refused to put another adult on the bus. Ridiculous rules. Suspending and expelling children for nonsense. I gave 2 stars instead of 1 because the teachers are good. At least the ones my son had were. But honestly, I would avoid this school. You will love this school at first, everyone does. But when they start the craziness... Well... You'll understand why this school has to do so much aggressive recruiting.
Do not send your children to this school. The school is not professional at all. They tested my son for the wrong grade and never retested him for his proper grade.They also never sent me the summer homework packet needed for his correct grade. Everytime I call them or leave a message I am told that the correct summer packet is in the mail and I still have not recieved it. They also stated that they provide bus service and I have not recieved any call about that I called them repeatedly about those issues and did not get a responce or I was told its being taken cared of. This is a horrible school dont send your kids there. There are much better charter schools out there.