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The Bronx Charter School for Excellence (BCSE), also known as Bronx Excellence 1-5 and Middle, is a K-8 free, public charter school network serving the Parkchester, Morris Park, Wakefield, and Tremont neighborhoods 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 Elementary and Bronx Excellence 1 Middle are in a free, charter public K-8 school network serving the Parkchester neighborhood of Bronx, NY. 

Blue Ribbon Award

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

State Exam Performance

For at least the past five years, Bronx Excellence Scholars have outperformed 80% of schools in New York State in English Language Arts and 75% of the state's public schools in math on annual state exams.



High School Acceptance

Of 87 graduating scholars, 10 were admitted into 12 private schools; 12 scholars gained admission into selective public schools, and 8 scholars were accepted into specialized high schools. 100% of our 8th graders are placed in high schools.



School Achievement

Bronx Excellence has received an EXCELLENT rating by the NYC Department of Education's Quality Snapshot Rating in fields that included Rigorous Instruction, Supportive Environment, and Student Achievement. 



2019 Recognition School

In 2019, Bronx Excellence was identified as a recognition school based on high academic achievement, student growth, and graduation rates. 

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