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East New York Family Academy

Grades: 6-12
145 Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11207
Phone: 718-498-5240

Our Insights

What’s Special

Close-knit community

The Downside

Some classes in trailers

East New York Family Academy, serving grades 6 to 12, is a small school with a tight-knit community. Students often attend the school with siblings or cousins; most are known to all the teachers in the school. The administrative team has been working together almost since the school's founding in 1993.

Two graduates loved the school so much that they came back as teachers. Anthony Yard, a former pro-basketball player who coaches the girls’ basketball team, has been principal since 2013. Students appear to feel at home and at ease in East New York Family Academy's classrooms and hallways, popping in and out of administrators' offices or borrowing the microwave to heat up lunch.

Despite a dozen classes crammed into six schoolyard "portables," rectangular trailers that house two classrooms each, the rooms are cheery and bright. The main building, formerly a Young Men's Hebrew Association, has small classrooms, a multipurpose "cafetorium," and a swimming pool.

The school's size means that it doesn't offer as many advanced courses as larger schools. While most students graduate on time, many are not prepared for college and must take remedial classes if they attend.

Admissions: The middle school is open to students in District 19. Applicants are ranked according to their academic records and an interview. For high school, admission is screened, but students with grades of 55 or 60 and test scores below Level 2 are admitted. (Pamela Wheaton, November 2013, updated, December 2018)

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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?
79%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
87%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
49%
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
84%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
89%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
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?
87%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
5.7

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?
42%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
48%
47% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
East New York Family Academy and John Dewey High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment, US History

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
40%
51% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
95%
87% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
55%
64% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
86%
55% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
81%
77% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
496
Asian
3%
Black
63%
Hispanic
32%
White
0%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
82%
Students with disabilities
22%
English language learners
3%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
29%
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?
100%
74% Citywide Average

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
23%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15%
17% Citywide Average


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Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

East New York Family Academy
Admissions Method: Screened
Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Course Grades: English (60-100), Math (55-100), Science (55-100), Social Studies (55-100)
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.8-4.5), Math (1.6-4.5)
Program Description:

Accelerated Regents program and diplomas. College-Level equivalency placement exams in advanced mathematics. Coursework prepares students for four-year college programs.

Academics

Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP World History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

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

Contact & Location

Location

East New York (District 19)
Trains: 3 Line to Van Siclen Ave
Buses: B15, B20, B6, B83, B84, BM5

Contact

Principal
Anthony Yard
Parent Coordinator
Indhira Castro

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with W.H. Maxwell Career and Technical Education High School.
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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