Bronx Excellence 1 Elementary and Middle School, also known as the Bronx Charter School for Excellence or Bronx 1, is the flagship school and "oldest sibling" of the Bronx Excellence network which includes Bronx Excellence 2 (K-3) in Morris Park, Bronx Excellence 3 (K-2) and Bronx Excellence 4 (K-1) both in Wakefield. Bronx Excellence 1 was established in 2004, in 2012 we received the distinction of a National Blue Ribbon School. Bronx 1 serves over 800 scholars in grades K-8 between two adjoining campuses. Bronx 2, 3 and 4 will grow an additional grade level each year until they all reach 8th grade; Bronx 2, 3 and 3 4 have standalone campuses. Bronx 5 will open in September 2019.
The Bronx 1-4 quadruplet forms the Bronx Excellence Network, operated by Excellence Community Schools (ECS), a charter management organization founded by ECS CEO Dr. Charlene Reid, former Head of School. Bronx Excellence 1 Elementary is led by Principal Maria Saryan and Florence and Bronx Excellence Middle is under the school leadership of Principal Nicole Blair-Barzey.