Bronx Charter School for Excellence 2

Grades: K-6
1804 Holland Avenue
Bronx NY 10462
Phone: 718-892-1276

Our Insights

What’s Special

Modeled on a high-performing charter school

The Downside

Suspension rate slightly higher than city average

Founded in 2016, Bronx Charter School for Excellence 2 offers a longer school day, firm discipline and two teachers in most classrooms. Test scores are well above the citywide average including for students with disabilities. The attendance rate is excellent. Modeled on the high-performing flagship school in Parkchester, Bronx 2 is housed in a former parochial school on Holland Avenue in Morris Park.

In the early grades, lessons feature projects and hands-on science experiments. Students study writing for about one hour a day and reading for two. Network CEO Charlene Reid has been quoted in news interviews saying most kindergartners are reading by November. 

Teachers use math programs based on the rigorous Singapore Math approach; Eureka Math in grades K-4 and Math in Focus in grades 5-8, according to the SUNY charter renewal report. In this approach, students study mathematical concepts using a three-step process: concrete, pictorial and abstract. In other words, a young child would progress from counting real objects, to using pictures and numbers on paper, to solving problems in her head. 

Many teachers are new to the teaching profession but the SUNY Report says they get lots of support from school leaders. The newer teachers struggle more with discipline, which can range from timeouts and calls to parents to detention or suspensions. The suspension rate is above the citywide average. 

The school serves fewer students with disabilities than other area schools, according to the SUNY report, and has not reached its goal in this area.

Sports may include a Brazilian form of martial arts called Capoeira, Tae Kwon Do, yoga, basketball, soccer and more. Students may join band, glee club, robotics and other enrichment activities. 

There are three additional Bronx schools in this growing network in Wakefield and Tremont. [photo from the network's Facebook page]

ADMISSIONS: Admission is by a lottery that takes place in April. See the website for more information.  (Lydie Raschka, web reports, May 2020) 

Read more

School Stats

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

Is this school safe and well-run?

From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
84% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
50% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
27% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
22% Citywide Average

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

Contact & Location


Parkchester (District 11)


Charlene Reid

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?

You may also like …

P.S./M.S. 11X498-Van Nest Academy

1640 Bronxdale Ave
Bronx, NY 10462

Bronx Charter School for Excellence

1960 Benedict Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462


  • Is this your school? Please post any news, updates, events, changes, or other information!
  • We welcome questions, open discussions, and disagreements but comments with personal attacks, rude language, or those with seemingly malicious intent will be deleted.
  • Very long comments, those that contain links, or repeat comments may be blocked by our spam filter.
  • Problems? email us at [email protected].
  • Users must comply with our Terms of Use.