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Women's Academy of Excellence

Overview written by the school: The Women's Academy of Excellence is an all-girls public high school, serving grades 9-12. Our mission is to create a community of lifelong learners, to nurture the intellectual curiosity and creativity of the scholars, and to empower them as young women. The school community seeks to cultivate a dynamic, participatory learning environment that enables scholars to achieve academic success on many levels, specifically in the fields of math, science, and civic responsibility. The scholars are exposed to a challenging curriculum that supports them in becoming college and career ready. The young ladies are encouraged to become leaders within their communities and to use their voices for positive change. Our motto: GIRLS MATTER! Web:
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 60% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 77% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 57% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 52% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 65% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Women's Academy of Excellence
Code: Y01T

Interest: Science & Math
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 86
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 277
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 22
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 67
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 3
Eligibility: Open only to Female-Identified students

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: We do not rank students for this program; all students will be selected randomly.


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): Ambassadors, Anti-Bullying Week, Big Sister/Little Sister Program, Breast Cancer Walk, Career Day, Cheerleading, College Fair, Domestic Violence Awareness, Freshmen Retreat, Ice Cream Social, Junior Breakfast, Montefiore Medical Symposium, Parent-Daughter Breakfast/Rose Ceremony, Senior Breakfast, Senior Committee, Senior Parent Seminar, Student Council, Town Halls, Toy & Coats Drives, WAE Day, Woman's Empowerment Series
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Fencing
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: 1
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 248
Start time: 8:25am
End time: 2:45pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Uniform

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Soundview-Castle Hill-Clason Point-Harding Park
Neighborhood: Castle Hill-Clason Point

School Number: X174
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 209
Council district: 18
Census tract: 4
BIN: 2020580
BBL: 2034780018

About Women's Academy of Excellence


Address: 456 WHITE PLAINS ROAD, BRONX NY 10473
Latitude: 40.814833
Longitude: -73.85658
Phone number: 718-542-0740
Fax number: 718-542-0841
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 6 to Parkchester
Bus lines near the school: Bx22, Bx27, Bx36, Bx39, Bx5

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Advance Placement (AP) Courses: AP Chemistry, AP Literature, AP US History, and AP Statistics

College Readiness:: College Now Program at Lehman College, SAT Prep, Senior and Junior College Exploration Programs, College Access for All, College Trips, Montefiore Internship Program, College Application Week, College our WAE Girls Who Code

College Acceptances: Cornell U, NYU, Syracuse, Howard U, Penn State, Fordham U, Tuskegee U, St. John's U, Macaulay Honors

Honors: National Honor Society, National Hispanic Honor Society, Academy Awards

Night, PEARLS Awards, Parent-Daughter DIVA Attendance Awards Partnerships: NY Coalition of 100 Black Women, L'Oreal Role Model Program, Zeta Phi Beta Sor INC. AAOZ, ACS NBO, Kechie's Project, Destiny Designers' University

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