School for Excellence (09X404)

1110 Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10456, Bronx
Phone: 718-860-1385
Hours: 8:10am - 2:30pm
Principal: Rani Pendharkar
School Website:
NYCDOE Website:
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Bus: Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx6, Bx6-SBS
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School for Excellence, a small school located in the historic Morris Campus building, prides itself on promoting college, career and civic readiness. With an all-inclusive approach geared towards individually supporting our young SCHOLARS, we prioritize reading and writing across the curriculum and engaging students in developing critical thinking skills for their future. We believe in an individualized approach to teaching and learning and elevating student voice. To empower our students, we leverage our partnerships including our on-campus fully functioning farm, Bronx Connect Youth Program, 2Train Robotics team, Westhab, and our staff and student-led Excellence Clubs. Interested students can participate in our campus wide PSAL sports (JV Basketball, Varsity Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball). We also connect with "That Suits You," a an organization that provides our young scholars with suits and ties and workshops on building confidence and self-esteem. Partnership with Children engages with small groups of students to develop their social-emotional skills and academic strengths. We also engage our students in hands-on, experiential learning through trips and field experiences in across disciplines.

Academic Highlights: Paid Internships available, Success Mentoring, Regents Intensive Support Classes, SAT Prep, AP Courses Available, Arts Interdisciplinary Courses, Art Integration Classes with Bronx Museum of the Arts, College Now Course with CUNY Hostos Community College

Other Features: College Trips, Community School, Community Service Expected, Health Center, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Literature and Composition, Chemistry (Advanced Science)
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Fitness Club, Running Club, Table Tennis, Yoga
2Train Robotics Team, Mindfulness & Movement, Anime, Arcoiris Club, My Brother's Keeper, My Sister's Keeper, Theater/Improv Club, Book Club
School for Excellence(X46A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary, Science & Math

Students at SFE are diverse learners and have an interest in engaging in hands-on, student-centered learning activities and experiences. All students are programmed for extra reading, writing and mathematics classes per week to support them in gaining the necessary skills for the 21st Century. In addition, we are moving towards offering college and career preparatory courses across content areas and with an extended day focus on the culinary arts and STEM.

Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
  • (Group 1) Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
School for Excellence ASD Horizon Program(X46Y)

Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
<5 / 14
6 / 7
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
190 (17) / 116
199 / 113
School for Excellence ASD Horizon Program (X46Y)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
School for Excellence (X46A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

7 / 86 (0.08)
3 / 22 (0.14)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 55% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 93% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys:

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 21.60%
4-Year College 15.70%
Unknown 62.70%

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 61.00%
Female 39.00%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 1.00%
Black 39.00%
Hispanic 54.00%
White 4.00%
Other 2.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 43.80%
Other 56.20%