Women's Academy of Excellence

Grades 9-12

What’s Special

An all girls school with high graduation rate

The Downside

Some problems with discipline

Our Review

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 Womens 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)

About the students

Enrollment
305
Asian
9.5%
Black
42.0%
Hispanic
39.0%
White
6.6%
Other
2.9%
Free or reduced priced lunch
90%
Students with disabilities
22%
English language learners
14%
Male
0%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Eugene T. Maleska Educational Campus with two other schools
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
70%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
79%
85% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
60%
42% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
86%
77% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
59%
37% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
74%
85% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
36%
57% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
12.0
5.3 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
92%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
87%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
92%
80% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76%
73% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
94%
97% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
82%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
87%
86% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Arts offerings

This school has 0 dedicated spaces for the arts.
This school has 1 licensed art teacher in Theater

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
47%
72% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
45%
54% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
49%
71% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How many graduate?

How many students graduate in 4 years?
60%
77% Citywide Average
How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
5%
11% Citywide Average
How many students drop out?
13%
10% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for college?

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
9%
32% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
8%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduate and enter college within 18 months?
56%
63% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
60%
65% Citywide Average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
82%
68% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
74%
87% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
73%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
86%
90% Citywide Average
How many special ed students graduate in 4 years?
50%
60% Citywide Average
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data

Programs and Admissions

Women's Academy of Excellence
Admissions Method: Limited Unscreened
Program Description

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Fencing

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Stunt

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Location

456 White Plains Road
Bronx NY 10473
Clason Point (District 8)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Bx22, Bx27, Bx36, Bx39, Bx5

Contact

Phone
718-542-0740
Principal
Arnette Crocker
Parent Coordinator
Sonja Burns

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