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Motivation High School

Public | 9-12

 

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Posted January 30, 2014

My child goes to motivation high school, the teachers are great and school is ok but I am so frustrated because of some of the rules the the principal Renu Teli has put in place. The school does not allow kids to have phones at all, even if they are not using it, it is not on. They search for phones with the medal detectors and they take it. The other day in the bad weather I could not get to pickup my child. They were outside waiting for me for hours in 5 degree weather . I had no way of reaching my child and they would not let them back in the building to use the phone. Anything could of happen to them out there. In that neighborhood you can't even find a pay phone. This principal is playing with kids safty and I just can't take it anymore. They also have lockers that don't work and the school police take kids jackets if they have it in there hands. The problem is they sometimes can't find them and kids have gone home with out jackets in below zero weather . The police officer is so busy taking jackets instead of worrying about protecting our children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2011

The school makes you work hard for what you want and prepares you for college they have great programs for the males and females which help you with your social and academic behavior and are associated with college prep programs which helps you even more.You learn about different cultures and even learn A Language and there are all types of clubs that you may be interested in. They give you the tools all you have to do is apply them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

nothing is greate about this school. The education is poor. Some classes do not even supply you with books.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2009

i would recommend this school to everyone the best school ever the greatest
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2008

I love my school. It's a great family and bully free environment. If your a parent and is real intrested in a school with no fights for your child Motivations is where you want to send them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2007

This school sets high standards for students which make student strive harder to be a great success in life.. Class 2007 Iup S.M
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
94%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
Female65%
Male85%
Black66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female65%
Male46%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students9%
Female6%
Male15%
Black3%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 87% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
White 0% 71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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78th St and Buist Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Phone: (215) 492-6451

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