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Women's Academy of Excellence

Grades: 9-12
456 White Plains Road
Bronx NY
Phone: 718-542-0740

Our Insights

What’s Special

Small, all-female school

The Downside

Poor attendance

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.

The school shares a building with Archimedes and Bronx Mathematics Preparatory School

Admissions: The school has had room for all applicants in recent years. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, December 2018)



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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% Citywide Average

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Women's Academy of Excellence
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.


Language Courses


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


Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


Clason Point (District 8)
Trains: 6 Line to Parkchester
Buses: Bx22, Bx27, Bx36, Bx39, Bx5


Arnette Crocker
Parent Coordinator
Sonja Burns

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Eugene T. Maleska Educational Campus with two other schools
Metal detectors?

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