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Davis, CA
Students enrolled: 405
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1441 Danbury Drive
Davis, CA 95618

(530) 759-2100
(530) 757-5321
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April 15, 2015
We have 2 children that have been to MME, CCE and Willett at various times. All 3 schools have things we like and don't like. With MME, the things we liked are: - The small school size thus closer community feeling. From the principle, to teachers to parents, we always felt being included despite my kid started at 1st grade instead of K like many other families. When moving up to the next grade, most kids get to stay in the same class so a lasting friendship is easy to build. When my kid attended another school with 3-4 classes at each grade, a good friend at one grade could become a stranger when they are in different classes next year. - The Spanish immersion/bilingual program is a well run program. Parents who value language/culture are easy to bond together. - Davis Parent Nursing School is on the same campus which is very convenient for families with preschool aged younger sibling. - Beautiful campus and right next to the large soccer field. The things we don't like about MME is: - No AIM program. - Despite the hardworking of the principal and teachers, the school consistently gets PI status which is discomforting and discouraging.

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March 06, 2014
MME has a wonderful and diverse community. We now have a KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 6TH GRADE Two Way Bilingual Immersion Program (Spanish) as well as a traditional (English) program. MME is one of the smaller elementary schools in town, which makes for a close knit community. MME has a great feel and it is one of the prettiest campuses in town. Go Mustangs!

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March 06, 2014
This school rocks! It is the little engine that could . . . . Sure there are some special challenges given its large populations of low-income students and english learners, but it is a diverse, warm, welcoming campus. If you want your kiddos to learn Spanish, this is a great place since there are so many native Spanish speakers here. The parent community is strong and committed. My kids are learning to love speaking Spanish and they love getting to have real science classes in a science room with a real science teacher starting in kindergarten. All other Davis elementary schools start their pull-out science classes in the 4th grade.

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October 30, 2013
Marguerite Montgomery Elementery School is an excellent school. It is very diverse, has highly qualified teachers, an offers a lot of great opportunities for young children to develop their talents. My children are in the dual immersion program (English/Spanish) and they are loving it!

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August 01, 2012
Our family has had a great experience at MME for the past 4 years. While the school is smaller than other Davis elementary schools, there is an incredibly dedicated corps of parent volunteers, and an amazing principal who dedicate lots of energy to ensuring that students have a positive and rounded experience here. The PTA supports many special enrichment activities, like the annual Missoula Children's Theatre company production, crafts night, a school carnival, several beautiful school gardens, special arts programming with YoloArts, and much more. During the 2012-2013 school year, the campus will begin work on a STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) partnership with UC Davis, through a Bechtel grant, that will strengthen the science and innovation learning taking place at the school. The campus is also lovely. A number of murals and mosaics adorn the walls of the school, and student designed door markers, stepping stones, and benches add to the beauty of the gardens and other communal area. We love that this is our neighborhood school, and that it is a quick bike ride from our house, meaning that it never takes more than 5 minutes to get to school.

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July 30, 2012
We love MME. Friendly, diverse school; for us much more preferable than more homogenous schools. Excellent Spanish Immersion program. Wonderful families at school to connect with from all backgrounds. Engaged and active principal and parent leaders. Unique Spanish and English classes for parents.

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January 30, 2012
We miss this school My son was enrolled in the Spanish Immersion program K-3 and I have to say that the dedication of ALL of the teachers (English and SI), staff, and principal were beyond expectations. MME has a the most ethnically and socioeconomically diverse population in the city that makes a lot of the programs challenging, but no one mentions the elephant in the room, especially those from other schools that are not as diverse. It is unfortunate that parents have pulled their children out because of this. The Program Improvement status of the school is directly linked to the large number of non-native speakers that are highly concentrated at MME, and not equally distributed around the city. The support that they receive should be commended. The parental, staff, and teacher involvement is beyond what we have found so far at Chavez. MME's PTA is incredibly involved, with their fingers on the pulse of the climate of the school, and trying to get 'credit' (not the right word) for the challenges that they uniquely face. I wish that we could have continued at MME, having selected to continue with Spanish Immersion instead.

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December 08, 2011
My daughter attended this school K-3rd, and it was a decision i wish i hadn't made. there was no sense of creativity at all, no teaching of health, and no teachers teaching what they should- empathy, creativity, cooperation, or a general willingness to learn. My slightly obese, awkward daughter often complained about hating sitting and writing all day. She was also constantly harassed by a wicked group of girls. i was enraged when the teachers did nothing to stop it and pulled my daughter out of this horrid school and enrolled her in Waldorf. There, she became envolved in jump rope, horse riding, basketball, and she lost weight and found friends. I am so happy with how content she is now! I only wish I had never put her in Montgomery. The only thing I like about Montgomery is its gorgeous campus and good location.

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December 07, 2011
Very institutional feel. School caters A LOT to out of town Spanish speakers. Great teachers though, but expect ~30 kids per class. Not a lot of school plays or dances. Biggest after school club/activity is "running club" - kids are told to do laps on the asphalt.

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May 30, 2011
My son attended this school K through 6th grade. It's a nice, clean school with very dedicated teachers. However, parent involvement is not on par with the other schools in the district. This is probably due to the large number of students being bused in from outlying cities. MME seems to have become the destination of choice for ESL students in Yolo County.

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April 15, 2010
Love this school. Teachers and the principal have been just excellent for our three years here! I feel very lucky to have my both sons in this school.

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October 15, 2009
One warning about the spanish program here - it may not be suitable for families with more than one child. The kids will be split between two schools by 4th grade and Montgomery's principal does not permit siblings to stay together - families are asked to sign a multi-year contract and the district will honor it. This can be unworkable for families since there are no buses but there are no exceptions. It's a good school but with more than one child Chavez is a better choice.

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October 03, 2009
Our school has the greatest diversity of students that truly inspires everyone to do their best!! Plus our teachers are the most dedicated professionals around.

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May 21, 2009
My daughter used to go to Spanish Immersion in this school. It was a wonderful experience for her. I had to transfer her to NDE due to commuting reason and she still misses her friends and teachers. It is a small and newer school. It's not as organized but we still love it! Every year the kids have fun with an opportunity participating in the Smokey Bear poster contest supported by the Garden Club. The parents run book clubs through out the summer so kids still somewhat stay connected to school. What a wonderful idea!

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April 22, 2009
I have 2 kids that are attending this school. The teacher and parent involvement is incredible. My kids have had the best teachers here and enjoy everything about the school.

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March 23, 2009
We moved from a more urban area and Davis schools were highly touted (especially by people living in Davis.) The curriculum is not as rigorous as the area we left but it is good for a small town. Most of the teachers seem very dedicated.

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January 17, 2009
We have two children at MM Elementary. They and we like the teachers, facilities, and diverse students, from across the socioeconomic spectrum.

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May 23, 2008
We have two children in Marguerite Montgomery and it has been a wonderful experience. One of our children has a learning disability and the school could not have been more helpful or supportive. All their teachers throughout our three years here have been excellent and the principal has been very hands on and sensitive.

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September 03, 2006
Our kids love Montgomery. The teachers are great, their investment in special education is superb, the resources are new and innovative. This is a new school but it is progressive and fun. I would refute any claims of unhealthy food choices; our experience for our children at this school has been quite the contrary. We believe this is one of the best schools in Davis.

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August 27, 2006
Parent support here is incredible. Fun annual events such as the auction raise loads of money to supplement the curriculum with reading, music and arts programs. We will hate to leave this school when it's time!

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April 05, 2005
This school has an unbelievable parent group. The teachers are qualified and concerned about the children. We love this school!

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Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School
1441 Danbury Drive, Davis, CA  95618
(530) 759-2100
Last modified Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top