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Bronx Charter School for Excellence 3

Grades: K-3
3956 Carpenter Avenue
Bronx NY 10466

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What’s Special

Modeled on a high-performing charter school

The Downside

New untested school

Founded in 2017, Bronx Charter School for Excellence 3 offers a longer school day, firm discipline and two teachers in most classrooms. The school is safe and well run, with excellent attendance. 

Modeled on the high-performing flagship school in Parkchester, Bronx 3 is housed in the former St. Mary’s Roman Catholic School building on Carpenter Avenue. It shares a building with Bronx Charter School for Excellence 4, which opened in 2018. Each school began with kindergarten and 1st grade classes and will add a grade every year until it reaches a full K-8 school. 

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. 

There are three additional Bronx schools in this growing network in Morris Park, 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) 

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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?
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
83% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93% Citywide Average

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

Contact & Location


Wakefield (District 11)


Charlene Reid/Charlton Clarke

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with Bronx Charter School for Excellence 4.
Metal detectors?

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