The Bronx Charter School for Excellence

Bronx 1 is the flagship school of the Excellence Community Schools network. Established in 2004, Bronx 1 now serves over 800 scholars in grades K-8 between two adjoining campuses elementary and middle.

In 2012 Bronx 1 received the honorable distinction of a National Blue Ribbon School.

Bronx Excellence 1 Elementary is led by Principal Maria Saryan (K-2nd) Florence Bolton (3rd-4th)

Excellence Middle is led by Principal Nicole Blair-Barzey (5th-8th)



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


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


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".


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


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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