Montclair High School

  • Montclair High School serves 2,038 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 41% (which is equal to the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Montclair High School's student population of 2,038 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 163 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,038 students
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Total Classroom Teachers163 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Montclair High School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Montclair High School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#894 out of 2,236 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
5%
10%
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Hispanic
11%
27%
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Black
32%
16%
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White
49%
45%
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Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Montclair High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.650.44
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Graduation Rate
93%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontclair Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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?
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Due to the greed of politicians/those that are politically connected ruined the quality of education in Montclair.
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