Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark

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Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark
279 Chancellor Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
Type Public middle / high school
Established September 2012
Principal Semone Morant
Faculty 12.0 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 5–12
Enrollment 129[1] (as of 2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 10.8:1[1]
Campus Urban

Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark is an all boys' public school in Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Newark Public Schools.[2] The Eagle Academy Foundation supports the educational programs of this school and other all-boys' schools in New York City. As of 2012, Eagle Academy of Newark is the only all-boys' public school in the State of New Jersey.[3] It is Newark's first single gender public school;[4] it has a university preparatory curriculum and has small class sizes.[5] It is located in the Louise A. Spencer School complex in the Central Ward.[6]

As of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 129 students (in grades 6 and 7) and 12.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.81. There were 86 students (66.7% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 8 (6.2% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]


In September 2012 the school opened with 80 students in the 6th grade. A new grade will be added each year until the school becomes a grade 6-12 school.[2] The school anticipated having about 500 students total once the grade levels are maxed out.[5] The first principal was Vaughn Thompson, who had previously worked at the Young Scholars Academy of Bronx and had resigned from there.[3]

In 2012 the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey stated that if boys have a single gender school, girls should have the same opportunity.[3] NPS later opened Girls' Academy of Newark as the all-girl counterpart.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d School Data for Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 28, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Eustachewich, Lisa. "First All-Boys Public School to Open in Newark" (Archive). Newark Patch, March 1, 2012. Retrieved on December 27, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c St. Martin, Victoria. "Newark debuts N.J.'s only all-boys public school amid high hopes, criticism" (Archive). The Star-Ledger, October 19, 2012. Retrieved on December 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Eagle Academy For Young Men Of Newark, New Jersey's Only All-Boys Public School, Elicits Praise, Criticism" (Archive). The Huffington Post, October 23, 2012. Retrieved on December 27, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Newark to open first all-boys public school" (Archive). The Associated Press, March 1, 2012. Retrieved on December 27, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Mooney, John. "All-Girls Academy Opening in Newark in September has High Hopes, Lofty Goals" (Archive). NJ Spotlight, August 2, 2013. Retrieved on December 27, 2015. "The school is the second half of the district’s venture into single-gender institutions under Superintendent Cami Anderson, following the opening of Eagle Academy for Young Men last year. Both will be located in the Louise A. Spencer School in the city’s Central Ward, now home to four distinct schools, all in different parts of the sprawling building."

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Coordinates: 74°13′11″N 40°42′31″W / 74.219810°N 40.708633°W / 74.219810; -40.708633