School Details

Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesa

225 Patchen Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11233
(347) 390-0440
8

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-10 638 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

39%
32%
66%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2013
  • Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesant average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
33%
75%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2013
  • Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesant average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

15%
30%
33%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2013
  • Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesant average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

16%
29%
46%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2013
  • Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesant average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
29%
56%
33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2013
  • Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesant average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
36%
49%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2013
  • Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesant average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
77%
71%
74%
78%
73%
91%
77%

Regents Exams (RE)

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesant average
  • New York state average

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About this school

Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesa is a charter high school in New York. The principal of Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesa is CHARTER SCHOOL CO-LEADER - MR. DONNIE STUART, who can be contacted at ckang@excellencecharter.org. 638 students attend Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesa and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesa students are "limited in English proficiency." 60% of the 638 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesa is 14:1. Gotham Professional Arts Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 95% %
Hispanic 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 60%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    this school once were the best school but since the old principal and fellow teachers had left the school it's now going downhill! new principal/head of school and staff members are inexperience and know nothing about how to run a great school losing all the funding as well just nothing is the same I will never recommend This school until some changes are made/ happens there are much more to say about the school but that will be all for the moment hope you get the picture

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is new to the charter school system. I chose this school because of it's success in test scores. I admit it can be a lil penetetiary in ways from not allowing the boys to laugh in class unless the teacher tells a joke all the to giving a kid detention for cleaning his glasses. Nonetheless if it's discipline that my son needs (and he does) so he can become more focused and learn to be responsible for his actions and responses to his environment then I am willing to ignore the small stuff to help my son master behavior education and social life. An update will be made as he continues his journey with excellence.

  • (1 year ago)

    In agreement with the 8/23 parent - EBCS invites feedback for betterment. The stupid question is the one not asked. In addition their results speak for itself. To anyone make an appointment to visit and tour and make your own decision. There are a few NYC schools within the Uncommon School organization that reveal exemplary results. Excellent Boys is a guaranteed top pick for excellence.

  • (1 year ago)

    EBCS supports each and every scholar individually to help them cultivate their own potential and skills in order to succeed in the future. I highly recommend this charter school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has been an Excellence Scholar since kindergarthen he will be entering the 5th grade this september. He entered school with a speech problem which he has since overcome. At Excellence the boys know each other by name throughout every grade. The teachers are like family and for the past 5 years I have been a proud parent of a EBCS Scholar. There are so many other great things that I can say but there is not enough room.

  • (4 years ago)

    In my opinion this is not a good school if your child is a slow learner .They do not cater to special eduacation boy's .What I mean is they have kids who get speech and reading But these kids usually don't last in the school long .They try to keep only the Boy's who can keep up .There are many Charter schools out there that are good But this is not one of them . They are so caught up in being the best .That they will do any thing to get rid of any one who make them less then great including your child . This is because this is what they did to my son .But Iwill say there are very good teachers in the school .

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an overall great school. It was strategically placed in an area in Brooklyn that desperately needed teachers who care about the future of our kids. The teacher are great communicators they often go above and beyond to call to let me know about my son's progress and behavior in class. My son is way ahead of his kindergaten cousin in another public school. I am confident in the fact that my son will get a superb learing experience during his years at Excellence Boys

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school because it taught me so much as I went from 1st grade to 3rd and then until the end. The teachers are respectful understanding and are always there to help you with everything. Any child should be able to go here because everything you need for your child to get a proper education is provided there.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellence Boys is a good school for young boys who may require a more disciplined line of learning. My son began in September and I am concerned because all of his school work is rudementary. He began school able to write read count to 100 add subtract and spell - he used to have spelling tests every other Friday in his daycare. I advised his teachers that his homework was too easy and that he completes it on his own in less than 10 min. He tested above his grade level and now seems to be bored yet they have not changed his homework (or "lifework" as they call it) which leads me to think he may be bored. He is 5 and says every morning that he doesn't want to go to school. The school does not have recess though the kids are there 4 days each week from 7 30 - 4pm. As a school for "young black scholars" I find that there is less than 5% minority teachers and none are black men. I find it comical that white teachers are teaching our young black scholars how to be black men even teaching them African songs. I am considering removing my son before his spirit becomes completely broken

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellence is great school when it comes to academics and having order. My son showed great impovement with reading writing and understanding concepts. Even though there are two teachers in a classroom I believe the school needs more staff. The teachers admistrators and other staff are over worked. They work extremely long hours. I also noticed a fairly high turnover rate with in the last two years. There is only one social worker for the whole school one dean for grades k-5. Special needs children who have social emotional or behavior disabilities are struggling to suceed because of extreme high behavior expectations. There way of dealing with the issue is suspenion instead of using some form of therapy and other assistance. All childfren learn differently and need different approaches. Generally it's a good school but does need some changes to accommodate all children in the neigborhood. It's not for everyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    Dedicated scholars parents teachers and faculty!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Excellence Charter School-Bed Stuy because it has a varied curriculum that focuses not only on core subjects but also on developing students to have a strong sense of belonging and being valued as individuals.

  • (5 years ago)

    Because the school is helping our bright young boys to become great men.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellence Charter School is a great school because the admistration and teachers care and pay close attention to each scholars learning style and adjust accordingly while producing well rounded citizens. EBCS also makes parents responsible for their childs experience and education. Which is of course the way it should be.

  • (5 years ago)

    At Excellence Charter school my son is learning to push forward not to settle for less for nothing but the best. He is learning to be afraid of hard work. He is learning to be a gentleman. Excellence charter school has taught my son not limit himself. He likes to think to read to ask questions. I sometimes feel like Im going back to school. They hold us accountable as well as the children. I love it. I will be sad when he graduates but with that being said I know he will be prepared for the bigger challenges.

  • (5 years ago)

    EBCS provides the type of education that was once available to all NYC children in public school. Today's public schools are overcrowded understaffed and underequipped to prepare students for high school college and beyond but EBCS does all of that and more.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellence Charter School has the forward thinking curriculum that prepares elementary school age children to be our next leaders. The focus on kids as 'scholars' and the emphasis placed on college is the best in New York City.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love that a charter school is right here in the heart of Bed-Stuy. A great school that is concerned with discipline. I love it.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellence Charter School is truly uncommon in its steadfast commitment to 'right is right' when it comes to education. This is the only teaching environment I've worked in that truly defines the idea of 'No child Left behind'. It's a supportive place for teachers and learners alike.

  • (5 years ago)

    I noticed that they are understanding their school work and they are learning to great people skills.

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