Mentioned in The New York Times on March 16th 2014

Said that test scores were low but that 82% were accepted to college.

Black boys make up a particularly challenging cohort for educators. Last year, on standardized math and English tests for students in the sixth to eighth grades, only about 13 percent of them scored as proficient, as opposed to just under 30 percent for students citywide. In very poor neighborhoods, like Brownsville and Ocean Hill in Brooklyn, the rates are even lower, including at Eagle’s school in the area. But across its network, Eagle sent 82 percent of last year’s graduating class to college, a rate significantly higher than college enrollment for black male students across the country.

Eagle Academy For Young Men II in Brooklyn only has 6th through 10th graders so it is tough to call it any kind of success yet. Their Regents grades are very low for the students who have taken them so far.

I looked at Eagle Academy in the Bronx report card for 2011-2012. Test scores, even on the old non-common core were 30% passing. Regents scores were terrible. Average grade on math regents were Alg I: 64, Geometry: 61, Alg II: 51. They got a lower pass rate than 'expected' by the NYC growth metric. SAT scores were in the high 300s per section, 399 Math, 391 Verbal. This puts them in around the 18% percentile.

82% of graduates may be accepted to college, but it is tough to say that they will succeed there. Also note that they boast they have their first student as an applicant to an Ivy League school, but not that he got in. Anyone can apply to an Ivy League school, of course.

111 juniors in 2010-2011 became just 91 seniors in 2011-2012, which is a loss of 18% of those students.