A safe, orderly atmosphere
Not many graduates prepared for college
Mott Hall High School, opened in 2004, is modeled on the city's successful Mott Hall middle schools. Students wear uniforms in an atmosphere that is safe, orderly and firm—but academic achievement has a ways to go to help graduates prepare for college.
Grace Villalona became principal in 2010. She has improved the atmosphere and increased attendance. A student wrote to say the school, though tiny, now offers more clubs and sports to get students involved.
A junior said, “I believe this school has made a big improvement since I first came in freshmen year. They are always on top of the students making sure they get to class and are doing their work. If a student is behind on work… they offer tutoring Monday – Thursday and Saturdays.”
Many students arrive in 9th grade lacking basic reading and writing skills. To help them improve, teachers infuse reading and writing in all subjects, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan. The quality of instruction is inconsistent, but teachers receive good feedback from the principal, according to the Quality Review.
Teachers and guidance counselors make phone calls to check up on absences and to remind students of important dates, such as upcoming Regent's exams.
Parents are welcome. They volunteer for the Saturday Academy and some participate in the knitting and crocheting club.
Admissions: Priority goes to middle school students who attend Mott Hall middle schools. After that, students are chosen randomly citywide. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, December 2018)
Safety & Vibe
Faculty & Staff
CalculusNot offered in 2019-20
Computer ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
PhysicsNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign Language
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
MusicNot offered in 2019-20
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Mott Hall High School
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Psychology
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball
Girls PSAL teams
Coed PSAL teams
Contact & Location
6 Edgecombe Avenue
Manhattan NY 10030
Trains: to 137th St-City College; , to 135th St
Buses: Bx19, Bx33, M1, M10, M100, M101, M102, M104, M11, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7
This school shares the building with Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem