Eagle Academy for Young Men

Grades 6-12

What’s Special

Supportive environment for young men of color

The Downside

Academics have a way to go

Our Review

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)

 

 

About the students

Enrollment
526
Asian
1.0%
Black
57.0%
Hispanic
39.4%
White
0.4%
Other
2.3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
80%
Students with disabilities
28%
English language learners
4%

About the school

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
114%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
89%
90% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
27%
27% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
61%
75% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
54%
45% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
72%
84% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
31%
49% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
0.8
5.8 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
61%
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?
60%
78% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
77%
70% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
96%
97% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
65%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
83%
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?
4%
29% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
11%
38% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 2 dedicated spaces for Music and Visual arts
This school has 4 licensed arts teacher in Music (part-time), Visual arts (part-time), Music, and Theater

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
67%
68% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
53%
56% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
68%
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?
27%
38% Citywide Average
How many graduates of this school pass all their classes in 9th grade?
74%
87% Citywide Average
What high schools do most graduates attend?
Eagle Academy for Young Men
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How many graduate?

How many students graduate in 4 years?
79%
83% Citywide Average
How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
2%
13% Citywide Average
How many students drop out?
7%
4% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for college?

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
9%
38% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
31%
48% Citywide Average
How many graduate and enter college within 18 months?
69%
71% Citywide Average
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?
29%
43% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
60%
65% 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
1.79
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
1.81
2.1 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.83
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
1.97
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
1.83
2.2 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
1.92
2.3 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
71%
67% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
78%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
83%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
80%
89% Citywide Average
How many special ed students graduate in 4 years?
70%
67% Citywide Average
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data

Programs and Admissions

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

Academics

Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. History, AP World History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Wrestling

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NYC Department of Education: School Finder

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Location

4143 Third Avenue
Bronx NY 10457
Tremont (District 9)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Bx15, Bx17, Bx36, Bx40, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx42

Contact

Phone
718-466-8000
Principal
Hector Velazquez
Parent Coordinator
Denise Browne

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