The Bronx Charter School for Excellence (BCSE), also known as Bronx Excellence 1-4 and Middle, is a K-8 free, public charter school network serving the Parkchester, Morris Park and Wakefield 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 2 is an elementary school led by Principal Sharleen Morris (K-1) and Principal Adije Okpo (2-3) based on the Blue Ribbon K-8 model originated at Bronx Excellence 1. Bronx Excellence 1 and Middle serve as the flagship school or of Bronx Excellence 2 (K-3) and Bronx Excellence 3 (K-2). Both Bronx 2, 3 and 4 will grow an additional grade level each year until they reach 8th grade. All 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.



Welcome to Bronx 2

Excellence Wanted! Apply Today or Tell a Friend

Excellence Community Schools, the management organization of Stamford Excellence and Bronx Excellence Network, seeks qualified STEM, ELA, Mathematics, Foreign Language and Humanities teachers and administrative professionals for the duration of the 2018 school year.

These positions are open until filled with an immediate start date. Please review requirements and apply here.

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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".

2019-2020 Recognition School

Bronx Excellence 2 was named as a Recognition School for 2019-2020 by the New York State Education Department.

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.

Athletic Championships

Our athlete scholars have won the following titles from the Charter School Athletic Association (CSAA):

CSAA Co-Ed Soccer Region 12 Champions, 2019, CSAA 5th & 6th Grade Girls Basketball Region 12 Champions, 2019, CSAA Co-Ed Soccer Region 12 Champions, 2018, CSAA 5th & 6th Grade Basketball Region 1 Champions, 2015, CSAA Region 1 Boys Basketball Champions, 2014

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