Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem

Grades 6-9
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Location

6 Edgecombe Avenue
Manhattan NY 10030
Harlem (District 5)
Trains: 1 to 137th St - City College; 2, 3, B, C to 135th St; A, D to 125th St
Buses: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M10, M11, M100, M101, M102, M104, Bx19, Bx33

Contact

Phone
212-694-6051
Principal
Mahaliel H. Bethea Ii
Parent Coordinator
Christopher Graham

What’s Special

All boys' school based on successful model

The Downside

No track record at this location

Our Review

The Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem, opened in 2013 with a 6th grade class, is modeled after the original Eagle Academy in the Bronx.

The founders are betting that challenging academics, parent involvement, mentoring, an extended day and summer programs will help build boys character and prepare them for college. The school will eventually serve boys in grades 6-12.

Classes run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Institute programs include workshops for parents, life-skills training and remedial services for students. Students wear uniforms, attend daily town hall meetings, and take part in athletics. All incoming 6th graders are required to attend a two-week summer program in August.

Summer Bridge programs allow incoming new students to gain a foothold in the Eagle Academy model, Founding Principal Mahaliel Bethea II said in a press release. Mentoring brings exposure to positive professional male role models.

The school shares the Percy Sutton Educational Complex with KAPPA IV and Mott Hall High School.

The school offers a transitional bilingual program in Spanish. Extracurricular offerings include drum line, runners club, step team, volunteer opportunities, and intramural sports.

Bethea, who has a masters degree from Pace University, was an instructional coach at the original Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx. Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, he taught at the Urban Assembly Academy of History and Citizenship for Young Men (UAAHC) in the Bronx where he coached the Warrior Step Team. He also founded the UAAHC Abroad Program, which provided opportunities for students to travel to Costa Rica, Japan and Peru.

A number of strong teachers from the Bronx Eagle Academy joined Bethea to staff the new school.

Admissions: Limited unscreened. Contact info@eagleharlem.org for more information. (Clara Hemphill, information from press release, August 2013)

About the students

Enrollment
274
Asian
0.0%
Black
70.8%
Hispanic
24.8%
White
1.1%
Other
3.3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
75%
Students with disabilities
27%
English language learners
3%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with Mott Hall HS and Kappa IV
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
86%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
90%
90% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
43%
27% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
63%
75% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
67%
45% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
78%
84% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
30%
49% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
3.0
5.8 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
56%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
74%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
84%
78% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
73%
70% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
96%
97% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
67%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
73%
84% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Test scores

How many students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
3%
29% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
12%
38% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 1 dedicated space for Theater
This school has 2 licensed arts teacher in Music (part-time) and Visual arts (part-time)

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
71%
68% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
45%
56% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
72%
69% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment
How many 8th graders earn high school credit?
29%
38% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How many graduate?

Are students prepared for college?

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

How many English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
0%
3% Citywide Average
How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
0%
43% Citywide Average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
Average math score for ICT students
1.69
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
1.76
2.1 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.86
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.05
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
2.0
2.2 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
2.3
2.3 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
64%
67% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
69%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
69%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
71%
89% Citywide Average
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Programs and Admissions

Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem
Admissions Method: Limited Unscreened
Program Description

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