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Mott Hall III

Public | 6-8 | 365 students

 

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Posted March 10, 2014

My child has been going to this school for six months. My child is not perfect but they do not have any patience and seriously need better training on how to deal with children with certain issues. They say they're there to help but to me they set them up for failure. They will call you a hundred times but when it comes to asking for referrals to better my child's chances of not failing they don't help in anyway. You are on your own. I really have to change my child's school to one where they're trained better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

I'M A PARENT OF AN 8TH GRADER AT MOTT HALL 3. I FEEL LIKE THE SCHOOL HAS SOMETHING AGAINST MY CHILD. FOR ANY LIL THING THAT HAPPENS, THE SCHOOL CALLS ME. AREN'T THE STAFF TRAINED TO KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH CERTAIN SITUATIONS. I'M GOING TO PULL MY CHILD OUT AND SEE HOW HIS BEHAVIOR IS AT ANOTHER SCHOOL. MAYBE ITS HOW THE STAFF TREAT AND SPEAKS TO THE CHILDREN. I WITNESSED HOW SOME STAFF MEMBERS SPEAK TO THE STUDENTS. #HORRIBLE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I am a parent of a recent graduate. My daughter's middle school experience at Mott Hall was an overwhelming success. (in my opinion ) From the first orientation on. The entire staff is caring and supportive. They don't just give you their telephone and e-mail address, they expect you to call them with any type of conversation. They will get back to you. They follow their "Core Values" and instill them in the students. I was pleased to attend the graduation and hear former graduates from the pass year, four years past and four more past speak to the graduates and share with them their "Real" experiences. I know it will stay with them.. One major way this school can improve is to have it's own building. The school is inside another school which limits the space for the students and staff. Funding will also inprove the school. I consider Mott Hall 3 the Best in District Nine, and would recommend it to everyone. Proudly Michelle Reyes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2011

I m a parent and know a member to the PTA @ Mott Hall 3. This is my daughter 2nd year at the school. She has been highly motivated more then every this past school year and has been receiving excellent grades. The teachers there and administration staff are very supportive they care very much about every child s education. They have various programs to motive and encourage the kids in every way. Parent involvement is evidenced through the PTA and fundraising for 8th grade activities, etc has been very successful this school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

MH3 is a public MS in School District 9 that is housed in the PS 55 building on the 6th floor. This is my second year teaching at the school and I can say the staff here are genuinely invested in the children. The culture is one that attempts to develop the whole child. This is evidenced in the tireless collaboration amongst the teachers and support of the administration. Students get to explore interests during SEM, Power periods, and after-school programs. 95% of our eighth graders go on to high school after their third year. Students are identified early in the 6th grade to participate in programs to gear them for entry into Specialized HS and apply to boarding, and private schools. Parental involvement is evidenced through the SLT, PTA membership and fundraising for 8th grade activities. This is a uniform school and administration is committed to this endeavor.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2008

My daughter has been at this school for 2 years and she has been able to excel academically and socially. School has very strict rules that benefit the students. Teachers are accessible after school hours. Neighborhood not so hot. Need more extra curricular activities. Highly recommend for disciplined child only.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2007

i am a senior at this school and it will be my last year.... I highly recommend this school. Ithink its great and excellent if your looking for a school that can raise your academic score, personal goals and help you improve ans a person. Math and science are or logh term goals and were are doing very good on it. Right now were are on a talemted and gofted program for our schools that help 8th graders to take math a regents nw. I think were so lucky.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2007

My daughter attends this school.The teachers are very involved with the students sucess.Mott Hall sets very high standards for the students.My daughter was having serious trouble with math,her teacher Mr. Daly helped her on his free time.My daughter went from promotion in doubt(because of math) to a 92 average and received a 4 on the statewide exam.I would recommend this school to students who are serious about learning.This school is one big family,parents are included in everything.My family and I are happy to be part of the Mott Hall experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

Mott Hall III is by far the best school i have visited thus far. It is my son's first year there and i feel that the teacher care for his well being as well as his educational career. They offer various after school help and are always willing to lend a helping hand. I dont know many school that give out there phone numbers and tell there students to call at anytime if they need help with there school work. Grade A plus for them all the way.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" for the middle school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 64% 23%
Black 2 32% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
White 1 0% 48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 28%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 289%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 14%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 18%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 606 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents24974%
Students33195%
Teachers26100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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