Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Health clinic, after school tutoring

The Downside

Not everyone graduates; attendance is poor

Mott Haven Village Preparatory is a small high school that has a partnership with East Side House Settlement, which provides afterschool and lunchtime programs and funds a career counselor to help students find paid internships in 11th and 12th grades. 

The school faces challenges. Many students enter with weak academic skills, attendance is poor, and the graduation rate is far below the citywide average. Mott Haven offers small group instruction three days a week after school and schedules double-long periods of math and reading to help students catch up on skills. 

In order to combat chronic lateness, the school rotates which classes take place in the morning so students don’t fall hopelessly behind in one subject, according to the comprehensive educational plan. 

Montefiore Medical Center has a clinic in the building that provides free health services to students. A LYFE provides free daycare for students who are also parents. Most students say they feel safe in school.

Mott Haven Village Prep occupies part of the fourth and fifth floors of the South Bronx Educational Campus, a former elementary school with narrow hallways but some large classrooms, shared with University Heights High School. 

Admissions: There has been space for all applicants in recent years. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, December 2018)

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
62%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
28%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
39%
Average daily attendance
 
79%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
56%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
81%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
86%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey

Students

253
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
93%
Students with disabilities
 
31%
Multilingual learners
 
15%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
3%
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
 
44%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
87%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
36%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
30%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
56%
7.1
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
50
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
59%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 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

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
21%

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 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?
 
25%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
10%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
27%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
51%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

A challenging college readiness program that prepares students for varied career choices.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Psychology, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP Seminar

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

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

Coed PSAL teams

Double Dutch

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

701 St. Anns Avenue
Bronx NY 10455

Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Jackson Ave

Buses: Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx4, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx46, Bx4A, Bx6, Bx6-SBS


Contact

Principal: Melanie Williams

Parent Coordinator: Anita Burgos

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the South Bronx Educational Campus with one other school

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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