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Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls Charter School

Grades: K-8
750 Concourse Village West
Bronx NY 10451
Phone: 718-993-1740

Our Insights

What’s Special

Dual language and performing arts programs

The Downside

Concerns about school management

Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls Charter School, in Concourse, is a dual language English and Spanish school serving girls in grades k through 8.

Students and staff call the school by the nickname “big league,” from the acronym “BGLIG.” It aims to provide a rigorous curriculum with an extended school day that includes three hours of literacy. Despite that, less than half the middle students responding to a Department of Education survey said they felt challenged by their classes or were asked difficult questions.  BGLIG also says it stresses technology and a focus on the role of women in history and society. The school offers performing arts with dance and violin, plus an after-school program and sports for middle school students.

BGLIG students score at around the city average on the English language arts standardized test but for years have lagged on the math exam. A high percentage of students leave 8th grade with some high school credits.

In 2019, the news site The City reported that the school’s facility was in poor condition and that, although BGLIG had successfully raised money, school leaders were not spending it on needed technologies and supplies. Earlier that year teachers at the school voted unanimously to unionize. Although salaries were a key issue, the teachers also cited the difficulty of obtaining supplies and poor communication between the school’s board of directors and the professional staff.

ADMISSIONS: The school selects students by lottery with preference  given to siblings of students already enrolled in the school and English Language Learners both in and outside the school district. Anyone can enter the general lottery. (Gail Robinson, from school website and web reports, June 2020)


 

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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%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
83%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
48%
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
75%
78% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
2% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
37%
34% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
31%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
41%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
32%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
48%
51% Citywide Average

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
84%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
431
Asian
2%
Black
29%
Hispanic
68%
White
0%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
89%
Students with disabilities
13%
English language learners
15%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
20%
23% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
12%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
27%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
20%
24% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
35%
16% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Concourse (District 7)
Trains: 2 Line, 4 Line, 5 Line to 149th St-Grand Concourse; B Line, D Line to 161st St-Yankee Stadium
Buses: Bx1, Bx2, Bx6, Bx6-SBS, Bx13, Bx19, Bx32, Bx41, Bx41-SBS

Contact

Principal
Edwin Irizarry
Parent Coordinator

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with Concourse Village Elementary School and the Performance School
Metal detectors?
No

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