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Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesa

Charter | K-8 | 501 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $342,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,210.

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted June 17, 2014

this school once were the best school but since the old principal and fellow teachers had left the school it's now going downhill! new principal/head of school and staff members are inexperience and know nothing about how to run a great school, losing all the funding as well just nothing is the same I will never recommend This school until some changes are made/ happens there are much more to say about the school but that will be all for the moment hope you get the picture
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

My son is new to the charter school system. I chose this school because of it's success in test scores. I admit it can be a lil penetetiary in ways from not allowing the boys to laugh in class unless the teacher tells a joke all the to giving a kid detention for cleaning his glasses. Nonetheless, if it's discipline that my son needs (and he does) so he can become more focused and learn to be responsible for his actions and responses to his environment then I am willing to ignore the small stuff to help my son master behavior, education and social life. An update will be made as he continues his journey with excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

In agreement with the 8/23 parent - EBCS invites feedback for betterment. The stupid question is the one not asked. In addition, their results speak for itself. To anyone, make an appointment to visit and tour and make your own decision. There are a few NYC schools within the Uncommon School organization that reveal exemplary results. Excellent Boys is a guaranteed top pick for excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

EBCS supports each and every scholar individually to help them cultivate their own potential and skills in order to succeed in the future. I highly recommend this charter school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

My son has been an Excellence Scholar since kindergarthen, he will be entering the 5th grade this september. He entered school with a speech problem which he has since overcome. At Excellence the boys know each other by name throughout every grade. The teachers are like family and for the past 5 years I have been a proud parent of a EBCS Scholar. There are so many other great things that I can say but there is not enough room.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2011

In my opinion this is not a good school if your child is a slow learner .They do not cater to special eduacation boy's .What I mean is they have kids who get speech and reading ,But these kids usually don't last in the school long .They try to keep only the Boy's who can keep up .There are many Charter schools out there that are good , But this is not one of them . They are so caught up in being the best .That they will do any thing to get rid of any one who make them less then great including your child . This is because this is what they did to my son .But Iwill say there are very good teachers in the school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

This is an overall great school. It was strategically placed in an area in Brooklyn that desperately needed teachers who care about the future of our kids. The teacher are great communicators, they often go above and beyond to call to let me know about my son's progress and behavior in class. My son is way ahead of his kindergaten cousin in another public school. I am confident in the fact that my son will get a superb learing experience during his years at Excellence Boys
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

I love this school because it taught me so much as I went from 1st grade to 3rd and then until the end. The teachers are respectful, understanding and are always there to help you with everything. Any child should be able to go here because everything you need for your child to get a proper education is provided there.


Posted November 30, 2010

Excellence Boys is a good school for young boys who may require a more disciplined line of learning. My son began in September and I am concerned because all of his school work is rudementary. He began school able to write, read, count to 100, add, subtract and spell - he used to have spelling tests every other Friday in his daycare. I advised his teachers that his homework was too easy and that he completes it on his own in less than 10 min. He tested above his grade level and now seems to be bored yet they have not changed his homework (or "lifework" as they call it) which leads me to think he may be bored. He is 5 and says every morning that he doesn't want to go to school. The school does not have recess though the kids are there 4 days each week from 7:30 - 4pm. As a school for "young black scholars" I find that there is less than 5% minority teachers and none are black men. I find it comical that white teachers are teaching our young black scholars how to be black men even teaching them African songs. I am considering removing my son before his spirit becomes completely broken
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2010

Excellence is great school when it comes to academics and having order. My son showed great impovement with reading, writing and understanding concepts. Even though there are two teachers in a classroom, I believe the school needs more staff. The teachers, admistrators and other staff are over worked. They work extremely long hours. I also noticed a fairly high turnover rate with in the last two years. There is only one social worker for the whole school, one dean for grades k-5. Special needs children who have social, emotional or behavior disabilities are struggling to suceed because of extreme high behavior expectations. There way of dealing with the issue is suspenion, instead of using some form of therapy and other assistance. All childfren learn differently and need different approaches. Generally it's a good school but does need some changes to accommodate all children in the neigborhood. It's not for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Dedicated scholars, parents, teachers and faculty!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I love Excellence Charter School-Bed Stuy because it has a varied curriculum that focuses not only on core subjects but also on developing students to have a strong sense of belonging and being valued as individuals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Because the school is helping our bright young boys to become great men.


Posted April 19, 2010

Excellence Charter School is a great school because the admistration and teachers care and pay close attention to each scholars learning style and adjust accordingly while producing well rounded citizens. EBCS also makes parents responsible for their childs experience and education. Which is of course the way it should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

At Excellence Charter school my son is learning to push forward, not to settle for less for nothing but the best. He is learning to be afraid of hard work. He is learning to be a gentleman. Excellence charter school has taught my son not limit himself. He likes to think, to read, to ask questions. I sometimes feel like Im going back to school. They hold us accountable as well as the children. I love it. I will be sad when he graduates, but with that being said I know he will be prepared for the bigger challenges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

EBCS provides the type of education that was once available to all NYC children in public school. Today's public schools are overcrowded, understaffed and underequipped to prepare students for high school, college and beyond but EBCS does all of that and more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Excellence Charter School has the forward thinking curriculum that prepares elementary school age children to be our next leaders. The focus on kids as 'scholars' and the emphasis placed on college is the best in New York City.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

I love that a charter school is right here in the heart of Bed-Stuy. A great school that is concerned with discipline. I love it.


Posted April 15, 2010

Excellence Charter School is truly uncommon in its steadfast commitment to 'right is right' when it comes to education. This is the only teaching environment I've worked in that truly defines the idea of 'No child Left behind'. It's a supportive place for teachers and learners alike.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 14, 2010

Excellence Charter provides great academic programs for boys in grades K-6 that helps their fundementals. Its also has an dynamic afterschool program to help the boys release a lot of tention after a rigorous school day. This school is a also a great safe haven for the community.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
97%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
45%

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 36% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% 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

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 2 95% 19%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
White 2 0% 48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 10%N/A49%
Male 1100%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 260%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 44%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 2%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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