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Eagle Academy for Young Men

Grades: 6-12
4143 Third Avenue
Bronx NY 10457
Phone: 718-466-8000

Our Insights

What’s Special

Supportive environment for young men of color

The Downside

Academics have a way to go

Eagle Academy for Young Men is an all-boys school in the Bronx designed to provide intense academics and a supportive environment to young men of color who may be at risk of falling behind or dropping out of high school. The school offers extra academic help after school and on Saturdays, as well as mentoring opportunities with One Hundred Black Men.

In 2010, Eagle Academy moved into its new $50 million building, which offers amenities such as a weight room, a recording studio, and a senate chamber that is designed to look like a courtroom.  Students must wear smart uniforms of grey slacks, blue shirts and different colored ties that indicate their class year.

The school has a “positive climate of excellence and high expectations,” according to the Quality Review.  Every day, students participate in “Town Hall” meetings designed to reinforce the school’s core values. Each student is assigned to one of four houses that represent great leaders, where they compete for “House of the Year.”

Students say if they have any concerns or conflicts, there is more than one member of the school staff that they can go to, according to the Quality Review. “Parents echoed this and added that the school is proactive to take care of issues in a timely and effective manner,” the reviewer said.

Unfortunately, the quality of teaching is uneven, the reviewer said. While some classes have lively discussions, in other classes students are not engaged. Middle school test scores are well below the citywide average, and most graduates need to take remedial classes if they go to college.

Nonetheless, some students excel and several parents told InsideSchools that Eagle Academy offered their sons an excellent education not available anywhere else.

ADMISSIONS: The school admits students in 6th and 9th grades. Current 8th graders are guaranteed a seat in 9th grade. Both the student and his parent must attend an open house in the fall. Seats are occasionally open mid-year and in other grades, according to the school website. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, November 2017)

 

 

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School Stats

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

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
16%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
71%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
60%
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
33%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
21%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
66%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
3.8

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
21%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
25%
47% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Eagle Academy for Young Men
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
56%
51% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
71%
87% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
35%
64% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
31%
55% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
67%
77% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
527
Asian
0%
Black
55%
Hispanic
42%
White
1%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
78%
Students with disabilities
27%
English language learners
4%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
18%
20% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
60%
74% Citywide Average

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
15%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17%
17% Citywide Average


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Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

The Eagle Academy for Young Men
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Our program offers all Regents courses, higher-level math and science courses, computer science courses, and AP courses. All students have access to CUNY College Now courses, extra curricular activities and internships. We partner with The Eagle Academy Foundation to support our academic and extracurricular programs. New students to Eagle are expected to attend orientation courses in the summer.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Wrestling

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

Tremont (District 9)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Bx15, Bx17, Bx36, Bx40, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx42

Contact

Principal
Hector Velazquez
Parent Coordinator
Denise Browne

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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