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Bronx Charter School for Excellence 4

Grades: K-2
3956 Carpenter Ave
Bronx NY 10466
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Our Insights

What’s Special

Modeled on a high-performing charter school

The Downside

New untested school

Founded in 2018, Bronx Charter School for Excellence 4 offers a longer school day, firm discipline and two teachers in most classrooms. The school is safe and well run and the attendance rate is excellent. 

Modeled on the high-performing flagship school in Parkchester, Bronx 4 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 3, which opened in 2017. Each school began with kindergarten and 1st grade classes and will add a grade each year until it is 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 currently a total of five Bronx schools in this growing network in addition to one in Connecticut. [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?

How do students perform academically?

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
106
Asian
8%
Black
67%
Hispanic
21%
White
0%
Other
4%
Free or reduced priced lunch
68%
Students with disabilities
9%
English language learners
5%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
96%
93% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Wakefield (District 11)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 225th St
Buses: Bx8, Bx39

Contact

Principal
Tonya L White
Parent Coordinator

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with Bronx Charter School for Excellence 3.
Metal detectors?
No

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