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Bronx Charter School for Children

Grades: K-5
388 Willis Avenue
Bronx NY 10454
Phone: 718-402-3300

Our Insights

What’s Special

Spacious and well-equipped facility

The Downside

Persistently low math scores

Bronx Charter School for Children in the Mott Haven area, is one of the city’s older charter schools. Although it had problems in its early days, it now seems to be a well-run, stable place offering a somewhat traditional education to students in the South Bronx. 

The school stresses frequent academic assessments for its students and homework every day, and holds an annual spirit week tied to state standardized tests. While English language arts scores are about average, the school has long struggled with low math scores.

In addition to academic basics, children take art, music, physical education and technology. A long school day, running from 8 am to 4 pm, helps accommodate all this.

Teachers in a Department of Education survey gave principal  Denise Alexander high marks for respecting them and being a good manager. The teacher also applauded their students, for being good listeners, participating in class discussions and doing their work. Attendance is high but the suspension rate is well above average for the city.

Bronx Charter has expanded its original building, which now includes more spaces designed for small group learning, a gymnasium, a music room, art studio and technology lab. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION: Bronx Charter offers special education services as well as team teaching classes, with a mix of general and special needs children. 

ADMISSIONS: Students are selected in a lottery, with preference given to siblings of current students and residents of District 7. The school also has seats set aside for children with disabilities, for low-income students and for those whose families receive government assistance. (Gail Robinson, website and DOE reports, May 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?
96%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
96%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
96%
83% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
4%
1% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
35%
35% 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?
38%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
56%
49% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
419
Asian
1%
Black
24%
Hispanic
73%
White
1%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
93%
Students with disabilities
13%
English language learners
17%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
94%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
19%
25% 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?
19%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
14%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
12%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
29%
17% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Mott Haven (District 7)

Contact

Principal
Denise Alexander
Parent Coordinator

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
No

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