East New York Family Academy

Grades: 6-12

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)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
98%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
92%
Average daily attendance
 
91%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
27%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
85%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
91%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

613
Number of students
611 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
89%
Students with disabilities
 
24%
Multilingual learners
 
3%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
97%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
29%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
15%
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?
 
100%
7.8
Years of principal experience at this school
8 Citywide Average
160
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?
 
88%
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

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

 
30%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
4%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
73%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
42%

Music

 
36%
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?
 
66%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
85%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
46%
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?
 
49%
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
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

East New York Family Academy

Admissions Method: Screened

Program Description:

Grade 10: AP World History, AP Capstone English Seminar. Grade 11: AP Language and Composition, AP US History, and AP Computer Science Principles. Grade 12: Medgar Evers College Dual Pipeline Math Course for College Credit or AP Statistics, Medgar Evers College Dual Pipeline English Course for College Credit or AP Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Culture and Language, and AP Environmental Science. All students have Advisory one period per week. All academic classes meet in 90 minute blocks.

East New York Family Academy D75 Inclusion Program

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Seminar, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, AP English Language and Composition, AP Statistics, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Outdoor Track, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

760 Van Siclen Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11207

Trains: 3 Line to Van Siclen Ave

Buses: B15, B20, B6, B83, B84, BM5


Contact

Principal: Anthony Yard

Parent Coordinator: Geysi Giron

Website

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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