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J.H.S. 022 Jordan L. Mott

Grades: 6-8
270 East 167th Street
Bronx NY 10456
Phone: 718-681-6850

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Jordan L. Mott, MS 22, has long struggled with attendance, low test scores, discipline and order. It shares a building with Bronx Writing Academy, another struggling middle school of about the same size, and the strict, very high-performing Success Academy Bronx 2 Charter, which serves grades 5 – 8. 

MS 22 is located in Concourse Village, one of the poorest communities in the country, with a high unemployment rate. The school has a partnership with Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, which provide extra support for students. It offers free after school programs, and summer and Saturday classes. 

The school was in the spotlight for several years under the leadership of Shimon Waronker, who took the helm in 2004 when MS 22 was listed as one of the most dangerous schools in the city. A member of the Chabad-Lubavitch sect of Hasidic Judaism, Waronker was deemed an odd fit for the largely Hispanic school community.

Waronker gained the trust of parents, teachers and students. He arranged field trips for students, added social workers and guidance counselors, and broke the school into eight small academies so teachers could get to know their students better. Attendance and safety improved and his work was praised in the New York Times. Waronker left MS 22 in 2008 and went on to found The New American Academy in Flatbush, Brooklyn, in 2010. 

Since then, MS 22 has had two principals. Enrollment has declined from around about 700 students in 2010 to 420 in 2019. 

Admissions: Open.

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School Stats

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

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
62%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
82%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
54%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
80%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
73%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
71%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
6.4

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
12%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
20%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies, New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities, and Frederick Douglass Academy III Secondary School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
420
Asian
1%
Black
21%
Hispanic
76%
White
2%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
97%
Students with disabilities
24%
English language learners
28%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
18%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No
This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
6%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
6%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
2%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
3%
6% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Concourse (District 9)
Trains: 4 Line, B Line, D Line to 167th St
Buses: Bx1, Bx11, Bx15, Bx18, Bx2, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, BxM4

Contact

Principal
Edgar Lin
Parent Coordinator
Yaditza Rodriguez

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with the Bronx Writing Academy and Success Academy Bronx 2 Charter Middle School
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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