Eagle Academy for Young Men III

Grades: 6-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

All boys school; lots of partnerships with outside organizations

The Downside

Rapid turnover of leadership

Part of the  Eagle Academy Foundation, an organization that supports all-boys public schools, Eagle Academy III is a small school that seeks to not only prepare its mostly African-American students for college academically, but also to instill character and leadership traits that will make them successful in higher education and beyond. The school serves grades 6 to 12 and graduated its first class in June 2017.

The school has a range of partnerships with community organizations and other non-profits providing extra-curricular activities and supports such as a violin program with the Noel Pointer Foundation, martial arts taught by DNA Karate, Model UN with Links, Inc. and a mentoring program with Kappa Alpha Psi and the International Christian Brotherhood, according to the schools 2016-17 Comprehensive Education Plan.  Out-of-school programs are provided by the Eagle Foundation, as well as through partnerships with Mount Sinai, Fordham University STEM program, the All-Star project and Summer Search.

Middle school test scores fall below the citywide average, though the passing rate on Regents exams in high schools is roughly the city average. Some 8th-graders earn high school credit taking earth science. High school students can take Advanced Placement English.

To help keep tabs on students, the school is divided into houses, and the boys meet regularly in small groups to discuss a range of personal issues. A majority of students say that bullying occurs, based on their responses to the 2016-17 school survey.

Cedric Hall became principal in August 2017, replacing Matthew Hamilton who had served less than two years.  Prior to his arrival at Eagle III, Hall worked in a range of positions including serving one year each as a resident principal at Roseville Community Charter in Newark, New Jersey as well as at schools affiliated with the Ascend Charter and Eagle Academy networks.

Eagle III occupies a building once used by the Allen Christian School and has renovated it to provide a clean bright environment, with two science labs, a weight-training room and an inviting library. It does not have a schoolyard so Eagle uses nearby parks for sports.

ADMISSIONS: The middle school is open to boys who live or attend school in Queens. The high school gives priority to continuing students, then to Queens students and then to students in other boroughs. (Gail Robinson, May 2014; updated with web reports, August 2017)


School Stats


How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey


Number of students
631 Citywide Average


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

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

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
226 Citywide Average
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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


Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20



Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science



From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 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

Eagle Academy for Young Men III

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.


From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP Human Geography

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Football

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

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


171-10 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica NY 11434

Trains: N/A

Buses: Q111, Q113, Q114, Q4, Q42, Q5, Q84, Q85, X63


Principal: Cedric Hall

Parent Coordinator: Tira Vaughn


Other Details

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No


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