We believe community engagement and collaboration is vital for academic success.

COLLABORATION In 2013, Bronx Excellence 1 was awarded a Dissemination Grant for $500,000 from New York state to share best practices and collaborate with a local public school, PS 85.  In 2012, 86% of BCSE students passed state reading exams but just 20% of students at PS 85 passed the exams.  In September, 2013 Bronx Excellence began a formal collaboration with PS 85 Kindergarten teachers with 138 Kindergarteners that will last until 2017. PS 85 demonstrated need as an underperforming district school, with several initial challenges - low literacy with below average performance on state ELA and mathematics tests and a lack of essential materials for teaching and learning. Very successful results were seen just four months of collaboration, and tremendous results were seen after a full year of school. 

Reading Assessment Scores

The 2012-2013 school year is the year before the collaboration begins. The 2013-2014 school year marks the first year of of collaboration.