Mott Hall V

1551 EAST 172ND STREET
BRONX NY 10472 Map
Phone: (718) 620-8160
Website: Click here
Admissions: Open to residents of District 12; current students get priority for HS
Principal: PETER OROSZLANY
Neighborhood: Westchester
District:12
Grade range: 6-12
Parent Coordinator: FABIANA LOPEZ ROSA
Science & Math

Buses: BX11, BX27, BX36, BX4, Q44

What's special:

Modern, spacious building; well-funded college office

The downside:

Highly structured lessons don’t incorporate many projects.

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Mott Hall V has a calm and structured environment, modern and spacious facilities, and a well-funded college office. The school, housed in a new annex of the Monroe Educational Campus, is one of a number of schools modeled after the successful Mott Hall middle school in Harlem. It opened in 2005 with a sixth grade and graduated its first seniors in 2012.

Unlike the original Mott Hall, Mott Hall V admits students with a range of abilities. To help them start off on the right track, rising 6th and 9th graders attend summer orientation programs. Many classes have two teachers. Middle school teachers run book clubs where they read aloud to small groups of students to help boost their literacy skills, according to founding principal, Peter Oroszlany, whom students call “Mr. O”.

Teachers keep tabs on students’ social and academic concerns in small groups advisories. In grades 7 through 10, there are separate advisories for boys and girls to allow for more frank discussions on social and health concerns. In 11th grade, the focus is on college search and applications.

The school is orderly and rules are enforced. Middle school students line up quietly outside their classrooms and wait for their teacher to let them in. At lunch, students remain silent until announcements are made and then can talk for the rest of the period. “We’re strict, but our students respond with respect, not fear,” said a staff member.

Lessons are very structured and teachers spend a lot of time focusing on skills, particularly in English classes, a weak area for many students.

The highly structured lessons leaves little time for projects, though that’s starting to change, according to Oroszlany . “Our goal is to strike a better balance between structured lessons and independent work,” he said. Students in all grades are now assigned at least one big project in each subject. All science classes are taught in one of the school’s three labs, which allows for hands-on work. For instance, middle school students get to do dissections and chemical experiments, activities typically reserved for high school courses. The school also makes good use of technology and online resources. Students access websites like Learner.org and Brainpop to research topics taught in class and complete homework.    

High achievers may take Regents Algebra and Living Environment in the 8th grade. High school students may take classes at Hostos Community College and Advanced Placement coursed in calculus and English. Students learn Spanish starting in the 6th grade.   Mandarin is offered as an elective to high school students. Art is offered to students in all grades.

The Los Padres foundation sponsors field trips around New York City and overnight trips to Washington D.C. The school offers Regents exam prep on Saturday “so class-time focuses on learning,” said Oroszlany .

Mott Hall V shares the Monroe annex with the Cinema School and a District 75 program for students with severe disabilities. The spacious, modern facility has its own gymnasium, auditorium and cafeteria. Mott Hall V students only enter the main Monroe Campus building for sports and select after school activities.   There are no metal detectors in the annex. To ensure their safety, Oroszlany personally escorts students to the local bus stop at dismissal time.

High School students can participate in Monroe Campus PSAL sports team and Mott Hall-sponsored clubs including art, yearbook and student government. Middle school students have their own sports teams and after school electives.

Special education: There are self-contained and ICT (Integrated Collaborative Teaching) classes.

College: The school works with the College Bound Initative (CBI), sponsored by the Young Women’s Leadership Networks. CBI places full-time counselors in high-needs schools and sponsors trips to colleges, college advisory and individual support students and parents with completing college and financial aid applications.

Admissions: For middle school, priority to District 12 students. For high school, prior to continuing 8th graders and then to Bronx residents or students who attend an information session. (Laura Zingmond, September, 2012).

Middle InsideStats

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

James Monroe Educational campus

Number of Students 651

Average Daily Attendance 92%

Uniforms? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
4%

Black

  
20%

Hispanic

  
73%

White

  
1%

Free Lunch

  
87%

Special ed

  
22%

English Language Learners

  
11%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.70 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


1 = Far below grade level 2 = Below grade level 3 = At grade level 4 = Above grade level

Safety & vibe

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

70% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students say this school offers enough programs to keep them interested?

76% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE KIDS NICE?

How many students complain about bullying?

69% 71% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students say students at their school respect one another?

69% 57% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

96% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

92% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

88% 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

31 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students are chronically absent?

27% 24% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam

14% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ela exam

13% 22% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 science exam

66% 53% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HS Prep

How many 8th graders pass high school regents exams?

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass the algebra regents:

31% 21% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass a science regents:

49% 14% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How do graduates do in 9th grade?

Percent who pass all their classes freshman year:

85% 85% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam:

0% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

0% 1% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam:

0% 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

0% 4% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam:

0% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

18% 6% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

Percent of ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

0% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of former ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

12% 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HS InsideStats

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

James Monroe Educational campus

Number of Students 651

Average Daily Attendance 92%

Uniforms? Yes

Metal detectors? No

Students at this school

Asian

  
4%

Black

  
20%

Hispanic

  
73%

White

  
1%

Free Lunch

  
87%

Special ed

  
22%

English Language Learners

  
11%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.90 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


1 = Far below grade level 2 = Below grade level 3 = At grade level 4 = Above grade level

Middle school students reading at grade level:

16% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Middle school students doing math at grade level:

14% 24% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Safety & vibe

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

21 25 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

70% 63% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

92% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

How many students say they feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?

90% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

96% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

27% 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of

How many -4 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

NA 70% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many -6 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

NA 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Previous Years

How many -4 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

NA 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen earned an advanced regents diploma within 4 years?

NA 12% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many -6 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

NA 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen dropped out within 4 years?

NA 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

College prep

Does this school offer a college preparatory curriculum?

How many students took an AP or IB class and scored at least a "3" on the AP exam or a "4" on the IB exam?

0%

How Many Students took a College Course and Got a "C" or Higher?

NA

How many students passed a Regents exam for algebra 2, physics or chemistry?

NA

Are students ready for college?

How many -4 freshmen graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

NA 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

NA
414 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 496 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

How many 0 freshmen graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

NA

SAT math scores

NA
425 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 514 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

Is the guidance counseling helpful?

How many students say that this school provides helpful counseling on college or job-seeking?

82% 76% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students starting school in 2008 graduated within 4 years?

NA 45% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students starting school in 2006 graduated within 6 years?

NA 53% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students with disabilities spend most of the day with non-disabled peers?

77% 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

87% 89% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners starting school in 2008 graduated within 4 years?

40% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many English language learners starting school in 2006 graduated within 6 years?

58% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Programs and Admissions

School admission priorities:

  1. Priority to continuing 8th graders
  2. Then to Bronx students or residents who attend an information session
  3. Then to New York City residents who attend an information session
  4. Then to Bronx students or residents
  5. Then to New York City residents

Source: High school directory

Mott Hall V High School

Limited Unscreened

Academics

AP COURSES: N/A

Online: N/A

Language classes: Spanish

Source: High school directory

Sports/Clubs

EXTRACURRICULAR: Keeping the Vision, Student Council, Yearbook; Annual Activities Fair that determines extracurricular activities.

BOYS PSAL SPORTS: N/A

GIRLS PSAL SPORTS: N/A

Other schools sports: We will be offering intramural sports; PSAL sports are available to our students through the James Monroe Educational Campus Sports Program

Source: High school directory

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