This study is on Effects of broken home on student academic performance in Esan west local government area, Edo state. This study set out to examine the relationship between the academic performance of students from broken homes and those from stable homes in secondary schools in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State. Two schools from urban and two schools from the rural parts of this local government area were randomly selected for the study. Checklist and questionnaire were the instruments used for data collection. Scores of students in the last promotion examination were collected and analyzed with t-test of independent variable. Two-tailed test at a significant of 0.05 to find out if there are no significant differences in the average academic performance of students from broken homes between boys and girls and among students form rural and urban area. The three hypotheses raised for the study is more confirmed recommendations and suggestion for further study was made.