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260 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701

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November 19, 2015
We are students at the Charter School of Educational Excellence. This school isn't what everybody thinks. It is true that we have good test scores but the school has many cons. in Science the 7th and 8th grade are learning the same thing which makes us wonder what level science we are learning and what 7th grade will learn next year.Some of the teachers at the school take their power to the extreme. The music class has an unreliable teacher. He finishes his power-points during the actual class and all we do is jot down notes that he collects and keeps. In the Art "Studio" the teacher is very strict and unruly. Students aren't allowed to braid each others hair even when we aren't learning and when a student asks a question she completely disregards it. The school heat and air conditioning hasn't been fixed in centuries. All the classes are either freezing or hot. When students want to wear a sweater because of this we get in trouble . The lunch at the school has no flavor and the kids starve throughout the day. The school officials notice that we don't eat and don't do anything about it. The school snack is basically strawberry yogurt everyday and only a few kids like it. The nurse at the school has a disrespectful attitude and doesn't care for her job. She has nasty tone with children. The principal continuously takes the teachers side even if she doesn't know all the facts. However the school contains most f our friends so we will put up with it.

- submitted by a student

November 11, 2015
As a student whose been in this school for now 7 years, it's safe to say that this school isn't exactly good or bad. The school has many security guards in and out of the school, which makes me feel safe. However the schools has its down side. For 4 years I had to relive the trauma of using the elementary school bathroom. The floors are constantly wet, there's toilet paper on the ground, and the toilets either aren't flushed, flooded with tissues or have piss on them. (However the middle school bathrooms are extremely neat). But wait there's more. Of course I should be greatful for the food delivered for snack and served at lunch (and the new addition of a healthy vending machine), but it's just really bad sometimes. Sure there's a store not too far away and a laundry mat with a vending machine that I can buy my own snack and lunch at but some just don't have the time in the morning, or money. The snack, for the past year has practically been nothing but strawberry yoghurt (yuck) and the lunch- aside from the cheeseburgers and square pizza- is so bad. Lastly, some teachers are either unbarable, difficult or just don't care. I'm not gonna point fingers. The 7th and 8th grade teachers and the gym/ Phys. Ed teachers, in my opinion, are the best teachers in the whole school. They're just so down to Earth and chill, they understand us. Other than that I really don't have any other complaints. Sure I've had troubles with figuring things out in the school (like where the nurse's office is) because things got switched. And some student can be a bit distruptive, obnoxious, concetted or mean but a majority are extremely nice. Plus the homework in the middle school isn't too much. It's just a matter of getting up the stairs every morning.

- submitted by a student

May 18, 2014
I love this school! ! When my son first come in to the first grade he was at a b level reading he was so behind because in the school he was in before didnt teach as well as the charter would have taught him. Had he been in charter school from begining he would of been fine but now he is on a J level in only 8months! I know he will exit the first grade past J level! This school has really changed him in many ways putting him in this school has been the best thing I have ever done. And I absolutely love his teacher Ms ferrauto! ! Best school hands down!

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May 16, 2014
My school is a very good school.The teachers are very nice and this school makes you really smart. However,the school lunches aren't very good. It is only 3 stars. I think the best part of my school is that during lunch, we get to play outside. Also, gym class is very fun. So come to this school. This school is open for anyone in grades K-8 and their are no tests.But hurry, this school is running out of positions for new students!

- submitted by a community member

April 12, 2014
Csee is an amazing school the teachers and staff are great. My daughter has been in the school since first grade this is her second year and both Mrs. FERRAURO and Mrs. Macgregor have been great!!!! My daughters has learn alot she has been a star student last year and this year too. Her grades are all 4s which is 95 to 100 average thanks to both of these teachers!!!

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March 01, 2014

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May 29, 2011
The founder has the attention of the school community and is expanding the school to 8th grade. Construction is almost set to be completed by 2011-2012 school year. If you have watched the movie WAITING FOR SUPERMAN well, superman came to Yonkers since 2005 and founded CSEE. Well DONE!

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March 21, 2010
I will piggy pack on the message from the parent dated May 9. The schol is entirely too small. There are only 2 bathrooms that grades 1-6 must share, and several stalls are not working. You will often find the bathrooms unclean and without handsoap, tissue paper/paper towels. The ventalation system is also in need of repair. My daughter tells me taht some classrooms are freezing while others fee like a sauna. This is a steppingstone for young teachers as the tunover rate has increased already thus far. The Charter School has a lot of great ideas but too little space or money to accomplist it all. My child has not brought home a textbook at all this year. I ased her why and she says that they copy notes from the textbook and are not allowed to bring them home. There are several classrooms that do not have windows.

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March 18, 2010
The Charter School of Educationl Excellence is a great school. My son graduated last year and misses it dearly. He had some really great teachers..Ms. O'Donnell and Ms. L, like another parent stated they are simply awesome. The dedication that they showed my son along with Ms. Castillo and Mr. Lageere (was called him little Mayor) was so inspiring to him, he misses them dearly and wished he didn't have to graduate. I am so happy that my daughter now attends the school. She loves the school and the atmosphere..you feel so welcomed.

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August 21, 2009
My son is a recent graduate of CSEE, and I am so impressed with the progress he has made in one school year. Ms. O'Donnell, and Ms. L are simply awesome! They were always in contact with me, and worked tirelessly to meet the needs of each student. It is no wonder that the entire class passed the state ELA exam. Keep it up! These two teachers will certainly be missed.

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May 20, 2009
My daughter is a kindergarten student at this school. I first I was very scare that the school was over working the children, but I must say my daugher surely prove me wrong. She has learned so much this past year. My only concern is that the children need a place to play. They need a Gym, a bigger play area outside. The school is small, and it would be great if they expand. I love the fact the school require all children to wear uniform. I believe in charter school, and they way they teach the kids. Parents, it is so important that you get involved in your child school. The only way we can make a difference if you are involved. Attend the PTO meeting and your voices will be heard! You will be informed of all the changes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 09, 2009
my child has been going to CSEE for 3 yrs and the school has definately inproved. But, you're missing some info. their building is too small and they insist on expanding making class size above the state averge. they claim to have 2 teachers per class. not true, 1 floats between many classes. gym is cancelled because Mr M is busy doing other things. they have no gym/auditorium so there is no school plays and such. no musical instrument instruction is offered. their teachers are young and inexperienced and their teacher turn-over is 70%. in other words, this school is a stepping stone for teachers. and though they try to hide it, this is SW Yonkers and dicipline is a problem. they don't want to suspend kids because too many suspension will give them a high Unsafe School Rating. again, things have gotten better but, 4 stars, 5 stars. no way.

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May 08, 2009
I am a parent of a kindergarten student. Today the school celebrated Mommy and Me Day. I loved it! I brought lunch to eat with my child and sponsored lunch for other children whose parents were working and not able to attend this wonderful family event. I love the charter school and the wonderful and warm climate of the school. Teachers and students are happy and I saw very good discipline in the school. This is the first time I have spent time in the school during school hours and I could see how happy the teachers and students are. I am very glad that I registered my child into this school. I am a Bronx resident but distance does not matter to me as long as my child is getting a wonderful education. My son will be going to this school next year. I give the charter school high honors!

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no rating
February 05, 2009
i love this school so much .i live in the bronx and my 5 year old goes here. he starting to read this winter,it ia amasing what the teachers are doing with them. only wish they went to 8 grade.

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January 17, 2009
As a parent of three children in the school I can honestly say that this school is amazing! My daughter lost her love of learning in her public school and upon enrolling her in their 6th grade (with 2 teachers!) I have seen an incredible transformation. She adores both of her 6th grade teachers as well as my other 2 children. The teachers at this school should be commended for their hard work and dedication to our children.

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no rating
October 14, 2008
This is my 3rd year in the charter school and I couldn't be happeir. It seems things get better and better there every year. This year so far has been the best. My two children love the school. I am happy with the school work and response to parents from teachers and staff. I am notising more parents getting involved since we got a new PTA president. He's a man and he is always encouraging parents to get involved. he makes parents get involved and that's good. Overall I love the school and I am not happy that one of my girls will be leaving next year to go to middle school. The test scores are getting better and the students are learning. I can't ask for more. Keep up the good work. there are parents out here that really love and support the charter school.

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August 05, 2008
I would like to give this school a 4 star because of the teaching and respect the teachers got for the student. I mean everytime my daughter came home she would brag about how her teacher is so nice and what fantastic their projects are. This truely is a wonderful school.

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April 20, 2008
I live in the Bronx and my two kids came to this school in September 2007. I travel to Yonkers because I was not happy with the education my kids were getting in the public school there. I love the materials they use to teach and my daughter has two teachers in the clasroom. I love the teachers and I love that I can call my daughter's teacher on her cell phone or email her. I never got this service at my other school. Uniforms are a BIG PLUS! My only concern with the school is that it only goes to 6th grade. I want the school to go to 8th grade. I will talk about this with the PTA. My son will be attending kindergarten in the Charter School of Excellence in September because I rate this school A+.

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April 11, 2008
I have been with the school since it opened in 2005. I have seen great improvement over time. I am happy with the program and the staff. I love the longer school day. So far, my kids love the school and they are doing very well, so I am satisfied overall.

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May 31, 2007
My daughter is very happy to be a student at this school. I am pleased with the level of safety and no matter how small of a problem it is the school always keep in contact with me.

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May 25, 2007
My child was enrolled in other schools in the Bronx and in Yonkers. I was never happy with the curriculum or the attention my child received in any of her schools until she came to this charter school. The curriculum is very hands on. My daughter loves going to school. I love that her teacher uses the smartboard to teach. Every class has a smartboard. I am very happy with the school environment since we got a new principal this year. She makes parents feel at home and she really cares about the kids. This is the best school my child has been in and I hope the school will go to 6th grade so that my daughter doesn't have to go to the middle schools in Yonkers. I give this school an A+ because it is a great place for children to grow and learn!

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Charter School Of Educational Excellence
260 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY  10701
(914) 476-5070
Last modified Charter School Of Educational Excellence is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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