Small, all-female school
Women's Academy of Excellence is a small all-female high school with an emphasis on math, science and civic responsibility. All students are required to complete 200 hours of community service. The high school directory says the school offers coding and partners with the internship program at Montefiore Hospital.
The school has improved in some areas in recent years but still has a ways to go. Teachers have raised academic expectations according to a recent Quality Review. The on-time graduation rate is improving. Teachers say the tone is safe and orderly. Attendance is poor however. Almost two thirds of the students miss a month or more of school.
The school has an ethnically diverse student population. Roughly a quarter of the girls are still learning to speak English. They come from home countries that include Mexico, Central America, Pakistan, India and West Africa.
Principal Arnette Crocker has led the school since it was founded in 2005. It was modeled after the Young Women’s Leadership School in East Harlem.
Admissions: The school has had room for all applicants in recent years. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, December 2018)
Safety & Vibe
Faculty & Staff
Computer ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign LanguageNot offered in 2019-20
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
MusicNot offered in 2019-20
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Women's Academy of Excellence
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP United States History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, AP World History: Modern, AP Chemistry
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Fencing
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
Coed PSAL teams
Contact & Location
456 White Plains Road
Bronx NY 10473
Trains: to Parkchester
Buses: Bx22, Bx27, Bx36, Bx39, Bx5
This school shares the Eugene T. Maleska Educational Campus with two other schools