Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark

Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark

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. 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. It is Newark's first single gender public school; it has a university preparatory curriculum and has small class sizes. It is located in the Louise A. Spencer School complex in the Central Ward.

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.


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. The school anticipated having about 500 students total once the grade levels are maxed out. The first principal was Vaughn Thompson, who had previously worked at the Young Scholars Academy of Bronx and had resigned from there.

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. NPS later opened Girls' Academy of Newark as the all-girl counterpart.


Further reading

  • Mooney, John. "All-Boys Public School Coming to Newark" (Archive). NJ Spotlight. March 28, 2012.
  • Chen, Grace. "All-Boys School to Open in Newark this Fall." Public School Review.

External links

  • Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark

Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark

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