Women's Academy of Excellence
An all girls school with high graduation rate
Some problems with discipline
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
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Programs and Admissions
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Fencing
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
Coed PSAL teams