Eagle Academy for Young Men

Grades: 6-12

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)

 

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
83%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
81%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
58%
Average daily attendance
 
85%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
43%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
65%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
59%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

473
Number of students
611 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
82%
Students with disabilities
 
35%
Multilingual learners
 
5%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
91%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
42%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
26%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
83%
5.9
Years of principal experience at this school
8 Citywide Average
165
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
226 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
66%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

 
9%

Computer Science

 
14%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
18%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
22%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
42%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
56%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
50%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
73%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2014 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 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.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition, AP Computer Science A, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern

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

4143 Third Avenue
Bronx NY 10457

Trains: N/A

Buses: Bx15, Bx17, Bx36, Bx40, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx42


Contact

Principal: Hector Velazquez

Parent Coordinator: Sojourner Gilliam

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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