Motivation High School

Special Admission School

5900 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19143

Motivation High School is a magnet public high school with a private school philosophy that promotes re ection, transparency and accountability. It provides a college and career preparatory education that teaches students twenty- rst century skills and character building. Our students communicate effectively, seek information, construct their own knowledge, utilize analytical methods and develop responsible citizenship. Through collaboration we will prepare our students for competitive college and career pathways by engaging them in the study of world language and culture, literature, sciences, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, communications, digital awareness and application, problem-solving and global awareness.

Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsGrades: A’s and B’s with the possible exception of one C in major subjects on most recent final report card

Program Notes(Not Available)
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank10th out of 17
Overall SPR Peer Rank16 of 25
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Students Who Graduate in 4 Years83%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates70%
School Culture
Student Attendance95%
This is the average daily attendance at the school – on average, what percent of all the students enrolled at the school are in attendance. We don’t know why students may not be attending the school, but if this is a low number it is likely that teachers may have to spend more time reviewing material that absent students miss, making it harder to move forward in a class.
AttendanceExemplary attendance & punctuality (no more than 5 absences; no more than 5 instances of lateness) on most recent final report card
BehaviorNo negative disciplinary reports on most recent final report card
School Fit
Total Enrollment411
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Black 92.51%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 0%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 0%
Two or More Races 0%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
General Information
School TypeSpecial Admission School
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersACE Program - ArchitectureDrexel and HarcumDrexel University’s Eat Right ProgramFaith-based organizationsHome and School AssociationImpact ProgramInternational Rotary Association - Interact ClubPartnership ProgramPhiladelphia FuturesProject PrideSchool Advisory CouncilUpward Bound Programs at University of Penn
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Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsAnatomy and PhysiologyCobbs Creek Environmental EducationConstruction and EngineeringFinancial LiteracyForensicsMulticultural Ethical IssuesStatisticsThursday Enrichment Program
CTE Courses and Programs(Not Available)
College and CareerCollege 70%Internships
College: Dual Enrollment(Not Available)
SportsBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsCheerleadingCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsSoftballTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, Girls
Arts(Not Available)
Media(Not Available)
STEM(Not Available)
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and WellnessHealth and Wellness Council
Life and LeadershipBully Prevention ProgramDOVE (Daughters of Virtuous Elegance)International RotaryNational Honor SocietyPeer MediationSIMBA (Safe in My Brothers’ Arms)Student Council/Government
Parents and CommunityYoga
OtherInteract Club