Bronx Excellence 1 Elementary and Middle, 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-2) in Morris Park and Bronx Excellence 3 (K-1) 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. Both Bronx 2 and 3 will grow an additional grade level each year until they reach 8th grade; Bronx 2 and 3 have standalone campuses. Bronx 4 will open in September 2018.
The Bronx 1-3 trio forms the Bronx Excellence Network, operated by Excellence Community Schools, a charter management organization founded by Dr. Charlene Reid, former Head of School. Bronx Excellence 1 Elementary is led by Principal Adije Okpo and Bronx Excellence Middle is under the school leadership of Principal Dawn Dean.