Women's Academy of Excellence
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Women's Academy of Excellence
Buses: Bx22, Bx27, Bx36, Bx39, Bx5
Women’s Academy of Excellence offers girls a chance to study without the distraction of having boys in their classes. The school, which shares a building with Archimedes Academy and Bronx Mathematics Preparatory School, has a good record of graduating students on time. Students wear a uniform of plaid skirts and white shirts.
Principal Arnette Crocker has led the school since it was founded in 2005. Modeled after the Young Women’s Leadership School in East Harlem, the school was originally called the Young Women’s Leadership School in the Bronx. It is no longer affiliated with that organization.
While parents are mostly satisfied, some students complain about fights, according to the Learning Environment Survey. About one-quarter of students said they do not feel safe in hallways, locker rooms and bathrooms. More than half the teachers responding to the survey say discipline is an issue. Only half the teachers say the principal is an effective manager.
On the positive side, students received donations of book from a program called Read ThIs. [See photo on this page.]
Admissions: Limited unscreened. Preference given to students who attend an open house.(Clara Hemphill, statistics and press reports, July 2012)
At a glance
Number of Students 345
Average Daily Attendance 79%
Metal detectors? No
INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.18 2.40 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Safety & vibe
ARE CLASSES BIG?
Number of students in an average english class16 25 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?
How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?37% 63% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?90% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?
How many students say they feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?63% 85% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?90% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How Many Students are Chronically Absent?59% 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Class of 2014
How many students passed a Regents exam for algebra 2, physics or chemistry?17%
Is the guidance counseling helpful?
How many students say that this school provides helpful counseling on college or job-seeking?53% 76% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Special ed & ELL
Programs and Admissions
School admission priorities:
- Eligibility: Open only to female students
- Priority to New York City residents who attend an information session
- Then to New York City residents
WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Academy of Excellence
AP COURSES: Statistics
EXTRACURRICULAR: Academy of Health, Advisory, Ambassadors, Conflict Resolution Program-Effective Alternatives in Reconciliation Services (EARS), Peer Mediation, Peer Tutoring, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Summer Bridge, Volleyball, Cheerleading
BOYS PSAL SPORTS: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing
GIRLS PSAL SPORTS: Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Stunt, Volleyball