Eagle Academy for Young Men III

Grades 6-12
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What’s Special

All boys school; lots of partnerships with outside organizations

The Downside

Rapid turnover of leadership

Our Review

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)

 

About the students

Enrollment
507
Asian
0.8%
Black
88.4%
Hispanic
4.1%
White
1.6%
Other
5.1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
71%
Students with disabilities
25%
English language learners
0%

About the school

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
87%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
91%
90% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
28%
27% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
42%
75% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
72%
45% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
63%
84% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
23%
49% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
0.6
5.8 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
25%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
43%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
22%
78% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
71%
70% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
97%
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?
44%
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?
9%
29% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
17%
38% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 2 dedicated spaces for Music and Visual arts
This school has 5 licensed arts teacher in Music (part-time), Theater (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?
46%
68% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
38%
56% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
56%
69% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Earth Science
How many 8th graders earn high school credit?
17%
38% Citywide Average
How many graduates of this school pass all their classes in 9th grade?
83%
87% Citywide Average
What high schools do most graduates attend?
Eagle Academy for Young Men III and Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education HS
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How many graduate?

Are students prepared for college?

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the 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
1.86
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
1.98
2.1 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
2.0
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.14
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
1.81
2.2 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
2.04
2.3 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
75%
67% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
62%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
69%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
66%
89% Citywide Average
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Programs and Admissions

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

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Football, Wrestling

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Location

171-10 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica NY 11434
St. Albans (District 29)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Q111, Q113, Q114, Q4, Q42, Q5, Q84, Q85, X63

Contact

Phone
718-480-2600
Principal
Cedric Hall
Parent Coordinator
Janice Sherwood