100 Chestnut St
Montclair, NJ 07042
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Montclair High School serves 2,034 students in grades 9-12.
Montclair High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,034 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Montclair High School's student population of 2,034 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 158 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,034 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
158 teachers
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School Rankings

Montclair High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Montclair High School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1244 out of 2221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
10%
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Hispanic
12%
31%
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Black
25%
15%
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White
52%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Graduation Rate
90%
90%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 44% NJ state average), while 75% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 57% NJ state average).

What is the graduation rate of Montclair High School?

The graduation rate of Montclair High School is 90%, which is equal to the New Jersey state average of 90%.

How many students attend Montclair High School?

2,034 students attend Montclair High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

52% of Montclair High School students are White, 25% of students are Black, 12% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Montclair High School?

Montclair High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.

What grades does Montclair High School offer ?

Montclair High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

School Reviews

5   10/5/2018
Montclair High School consistently sends more kids to IVY, NESCAC, polytechnic and prestigious, ancient academic institutions than any other public high school in the state (including Chatham, Summit, Mountain Lakes, Ridgewood, Westfield and Glen Ridge High Schools). In fact, it sends close to a hundred kids to little ivies and public ivies in every graduating class. Buzz Aldrin left MHS for MIT while over 2 dozen of his classmates were accepted to Yale. In most places, if one kid gets into Cornell, they have a photo taken with the Mayor on the cover of the town paper. At Montclair HS it is not uncommon to see 8,9, 10 or more students accepted to Cornell. year after year. MHS alumni can be found attending Cambridge, Trinity, Oxford, St Andrews, Stanford, Colby, Bates, Bowdoin, Madison, UCLA, etc.. It is one of those schools that most high school kids are envious of, as it has lots of school pride and plenty of reasons to justify it. It's full of beautiful kids from diverse backgrounds and even international students from England, Spain, Sweden, etc.. Sports teams like CREW/Rowing are National Champions for years in a row. Football? Regular State Champs. Lacrosse? Yes, the boys and girls teams regularly place sectional titles, and their players are committed to D1 programs by Sophomore year. Field Hockey? Check. Soccer? Yes, with pipelines to Maryland, UVA and Boston College. Did I mention the Latin and Economics programs or the Dentistry lab or the AP Mandarin courses?
- Posted by Parent - Dr. Chapman
2   9/8/2009
Due to the greed of politicians/those that are politically connected ruined the quality of education in Montclair.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - alrig

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,034 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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