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What’s Special

A safe, orderly atmosphere

The Downside

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. (Lydie Rascka, web reports, December 2018)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
86%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
80%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
87%
Average daily attendance
 
74%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
67%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
97%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achieve the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
97%
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

193
Number of students
Citywide Average is 615

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
88%
Students with disabilities
 
26%
Multilingual learners
 
16%
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
84%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
55%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
36%
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
 
79%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
85%
1.2
Years of principal experience at this school
Citywide Average is 7
239
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
Citywide Average is 157

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
61%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report, and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
19%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
33%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
15%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
26%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
3%
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
 
33%
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
63%
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by Visit Understanding FAFSA for help with the FAFSA and financial aid.
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Mott Hall High School (M49X)

Admissions Method: Open

Offerings

From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Volleyball

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Contact & Location

Location

6 Edgecombe Avenue
Manhattan NY 10030

Trains: 1 Line to 137th St-City College; B Line, C Line to 135th St

Buses: Bx19, Bx33, M1, M10, M100, M101, M102, M104, M11, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7


Contact

Principal: Douglas Geogerian

Parent Coordinator: Mervin Rosa

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the building with Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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