Mott Hall V

Grades 6-12
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Location

1551 East 172nd Street
Bronx NY 10472
Parkchester (District 12)
Trains: 6 to Elder Ave
Buses: Bx11, Bx27, Bx36, Bx4, Q44-SBS

Contact

Phone
718-620-8160
Principal
Peter Oroszlany
Parent Coordinator
Fabiana Lopez Rosa

What’s Special

Modern, spacious building; well-funded college office

The Downside

Highly structured lessons dont incorporate many projects.

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. Were 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 thats 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 schools 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 Womens 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).

About the students

Enrollment
666
Asian
3.9%
Black
17.1%
Hispanic
76.9%
White
0.6%
Other
1.5%
Free or reduced priced lunch
85%
Students with disabilities
25%
English language learners
12%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the James Monroe Educational campus with one other school
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
Yes
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
109%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
91%
90% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
28%
27% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
81%
75% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
41%
45% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
92%
84% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
64%
49% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
11.0
5.8 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
81%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
86%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
67%
78% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
59%
70% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
97%
97% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
78%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
75%
84% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Test scores

How many students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
8%
29% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
23%
38% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 3 dedicated spaces for Music, Visual arts, and Media arts
This school has 2 licensed arts teacher in Music and Theater

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
77%
68% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
60%
56% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
76%
69% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment
How many 8th graders earn high school credit?
30%
38% Citywide Average
How many graduates of this school pass all their classes in 9th grade?
82%
87% Citywide Average
What high schools do most graduates attend?
Mott Hall V
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How many graduate?

How many students graduate in 4 years?
86%
83% Citywide Average
How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
28%
13% Citywide Average
How many students drop out?
4%
4% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for college?

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
57%
38% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
48%
48% Citywide Average
How many graduate and enter college within 18 months?
77%
71% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

How many English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
2%
3% Citywide Average
How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
30%
43% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
77%
65% Citywide Average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
Average math score for ICT students
1.82
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
2.02
2.1 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.86
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.08
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
2.23
2.2 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
2.14
2.3 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
73%
67% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
92%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
95%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
92%
89% Citywide Average
How many special ed students graduate in 4 years?
70%
67% Citywide Average
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Programs and Admissions

Mott Hall V High School
Admissions Method: Limited Unscreened
Program Description

Academics

Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Calculus, AP English, AP Psychology, AP US History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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