The Bronx Charter School for Excellence (BCSE), also known as Bronx Excellence, is a K-8 free, public charter school serving the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx, NY. Bronx Excellence is among the highest performing charter schools in New York City and State. In 2012, Bronx Excellence gained recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School – the U.S. Department of Education’s highest honor for schools across the country.

Bronx Excellence 1 is an elementary school led by Principal Adije Okpo and Bronx Excellence Middle is under the school leadership of Principal Dawn Dean. Bronx Excellence is the flagship school or "oldest sibling" of Bronx Excellence 2 (K-2) in Morris Park and Bronx Excellence 3 (K-1) in Wakefield. Both Bronx 2 and 3 will grow an additional grade level each year until they reach 8th grade. Together, the trio forms the Bronx Excellence Network, operated by Excellence Community Schools, a charter management organization founded by Dr. Charlene Reid, former BCSE Head of School.

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Bronx Excellence 1 is an elementary school led by Principal Adije Okpo and Bronx Excellence Middle is under the school leadership of Principal Dawn Dean. Bronx Excellence is the flagship school or "oldest sibling" of Bronx Excellence 2 (K-2) in Morris Park and Bronx Excellence 3 (K-1) in Wakefield. Both Bronx 2 and 3 will grow an additional grade level each year until they reach 8th grade. Together, the trio forms the Bronx Excellence Network, operated by Excellence Community Schools, a charter management organization founded by Dr. Charlene Reid, former BCSE Head of School.

BRONX EXCELLENCE FACTS

98%

98% of our scholars who took the High School Regents exams in 2017 passed.

50%

50% of Bronx Charter School for Excellence and Excellence Community Schools staff and faculty list the Bronx, NY as their hometown or residence.

2012

In 2012, Bronx Excellence 1 was the first charter school in the Bronx to receive a National Blue Ribbon Award, awarded by the United States Department of Education in the category of "Exemplary High Performing Schools".

89%

Over 89% of female Bronx Excellence scholars in grades 4 and 8 are proficient in Science according to 2017 State Exams. 83% of Former English Language Learners are proficient in math. Bronx Excellence scholars surpass the average performance rates of their district, charter, and statewide public school peers on NYS ELA and Math exams every year

30%

In 2016-2017, over 30% of Bronx Middle Seniors were accepted into specialized and selective public high schools including Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech, Brooklyn Latin and Stuyvesant.

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