School Details

Excelsior Elementary School

418 E 45th St, Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 693-5500
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-12 208 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

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About this school

Excelsior Elementary School is a private high school. The principal of Excelsior Elementary School is Viola Chapman, who can be contacted at excelsiorelementary@yahoo.com. 208 students go to Excelsior Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. The ratio of students to teachers at Excelsior Elementary School is 16:1. Arts and Media Preparatory Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 100% %
Hispanic 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Excelsior Elementary School is the type of school that is bittersweet(reallly bitter). First to begin with the principal substitutes for teachers and does a poor job. My daughter who was in the class of 2011 was telling me about it. She taught the class something that has nothing to do with the curriculum. Also the trips are poorly planned but suprisingly well supervised. The teachers there do not know how to communicate with the parents well and only know how to critize there children. The "secretary" is a guidance counselor and a intro to business teacher. The high schoolers are rowdy and they get away from their classes to go play basketball in the gym. This has caused many injuries and i know this because I am a doctor and I have treated many students from that school. This school deserves 3 out of 5 rating but I am sure they are capable of improving.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school even attended myself and will send my kids there... does anybody remember ms lashley

  • (4 years ago)

    Excelsior school has certainly improved. They now have a basketball team drama team stepping violin voice classes drum and other music related activities. Not to mention their choir who have received McDonald's Gospel Fest prizes three years in a row. I love the school because the teachers are compassionate and they have an open door policy. The principal is always willing to help. I am very pleased with what my children received while attending the school. I highly recommend.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is true the only extracurricular activity at this school is the choir and the student only go to choir practice if they aregoing to perform at a show. this school does care about the kids education it is over crowded in the class rooms because there is only one class for each grade from pre- k to 11 grade.

  • (7 years ago)

    The academic curriculum is severely wanting. Teachers have a sullen authoritarian demeanor. Phys Ed is a joke consisting of no more than a loosely supervised playground type affair. Teaching materials routinely disparage other religious traditions and students are discouraged from asking the deeper questions about religion and faith. There are no extracurricular activities to speak of save those that generate money such as trips that are poorly planned and often cancelled due to non-participation. School phones are routinely not answered and left messages rarely responded to. And there is an attitude that since this is a religious 'school' GOD sanctions whatever they do or don't do. I am very disappointed and dismayed.

  • (7 years ago)

    There are no extracurricular activities. Excelsior did not prepare the children at all for the standardized test that they were required to take. Everything is very last minute no notification at all.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excelsior elementary school is a very great school.they have activities such as the choir the junior and senior praise team piano and music classes. The children are getting a sound Christian education and in the end that's what matter.

  • (7 years ago)

    The only extracurricular activity at this school is the choir. Some kids are almost forced to go to choir and the others who want to go are are distracted by the children who don't really want to be there. It is hard to deal with this school as a working parent. They make important decisions at the last minute like school closings.They are very unorganized. They could have improved anything in that school but the 1st thing they decided to work on is their accounting. They could have improved on anything else but they improve accounting. What does that say to me as a parent? I will allow my child to complete the year but i think i'll try my luck with public school. If i am going to have to pay for my child's education then i should be satisfied. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone.

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