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9-12
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Montclair, CA
Students enrolled: 3,262

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4725 Benito Street
Montclair, CA 91763

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(909) 621-6781
(909) 621-1882
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January 27, 2014
... ms valenzuela!! is so mean to us students :( she's the only assistant/secretary that treats me lile that

- submitted by a community member
August 14, 2013
I am very happy with this school. As a parent i feel that school is supporting me. Counselor always available, teachers reply to my emails and love school loop. What a great tool, to be inform about our children performance at school. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
I have children with special needs and thanks to administrators, staff and teacher they are doing great, are on track. Teachers are always willing to support my children in any way they can. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
As a former student, I can said that I really appreciated all the school support from teachers. Miss my school, now at college I can see all the great things and fun that I had while at Montclair. Great years.....

- submitted by a student
August 01, 2013
The teachers really care about their students. They talk about college in class to motivate students to go to college. The AVID program really stands out. It helps students prepare for college and informs them about how to acquire loans/financial aids/ scholarships in college.

- submitted by a student
June 01, 2013
I love this school. It may not be the best be the teachers are amazing. The teachers in montclair love their students and they are willing to help them. "You Can't hide that cavalierly pride" <3

- submitted by a student
April 14, 2013
As a current student at MHS I know that there are many things that need improvement. The campus is filthy and overclouded at times, the bathrooms are just unsanitary, but it's not because of the janitors. On the contrary, it's because of the student, many of them don't care much about cleaning up after themselves. This 2nd semester of the 12-13 school year, MHS opened a new 2 level building in which every classroom is a Promethean Active Classroom, teachers use ipads and "smart boards". MHS also uses SchoolLoop, which lets students interact more with teachers and their schoolwork through the internet. Also, they have an excellent academic program, mostly honors and AP, that has surpassed that of other schools in the district. The staff is extremely helpful, they truly care about a student's success, whether in school or out. They are an AVID National Demonstration School because their AVID program does guide students towards a 4 year university. Parent involvement is very low. Overall, the school's improvement is slow but constant.

- submitted by a student
June 06, 2011
Is not the best, but they are getting better, also is an AVID National Demonstration School, they are guiding the students to a 4 year University. I'll enroll my child for sure in that school. The only problem is they need more parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2011
This school is horrible. Everyone there, including the teachers have a low-level of thinking and the education is middle-school level. Im learning absolutely nothing and i wish i could transfer schools. The material in a 10th grade honors english class is that of an 8th grader in a non-honors class. All the books we have been reading, I have already read in 8th grade. This school is also overcrowded and the administration babies the students too much. Hopefully this school will improve in the future for our fellow young ones, but right now, this nightmare is getting nowhere but downhill. Whatever you do, don't send your child here, it will be a mistake that you will regret.

- submitted by a student
April 12, 2010
Montclair High is diffidently the worst out of the whole Chaffey-Joint Union High School District. It has so much to improve on. Its just this huge throw-up in the cafeteria and the janitor ist there to clean it up.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2010
As a current student, I feel that our school has much to improve on. Our campus is filthy and overcrowded. I also feel that the money is managed very poorly, even though we know there are all these budget cuts. On the plus side, the staff is very caring and we have tutoring everyday of the week; however, I agree with that student down there that there is not much academic progress. Yes we have an excellent Honors/AP program, but that only involves the gifted/talented students, a category which the majority of our campus does not fall under. In general, I would not want my child attending this school when there are better choices out there.

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March 12, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2009
As a student, my second year at Montclair has been at a satisfactory level. The teachers are caring, but there is not much academic progress. The school is very crowded, and the only changes that occur is the appearance! The school overall, is not the best choice for your child.

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November 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2009
I am a current student at MHS and I disagree with most parents rating because they haven't had the experience we have had. Our school has a caring staff, but our procters nt so much. It has a family feeling to it and you can express yourself with no one judging you.

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May 01, 2009
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March 11, 2009
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February 15, 2009
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November 21, 2008
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November 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2008
I am very proud to be a teacher at MHS! I feel that we have made outstanding strides in acedemic achievement for all students. Our campus is clean and safe. We have tutoring everyday of the week. Teachers, staff and administration truely care about our students. Any student who wants to learn will definitely benifit from attending Montclair High School.

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October 03, 2008
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September 30, 2008
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September 13, 2008
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no rating August 20, 2008
Great school, have had to brings an issue to the staffs attention & it was handled. Daughter is doing great, looking forward to my 2nd daughter attending this year.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2008
This is the best school my child has ever attended.The staff is just wonderful.The most wonderful thing about the school is that the principal cares about the students.He attend all the meetings and all the school activities.

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May 16, 2008
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May 10, 2008
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May 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2008
As a former president of the drama dept. I know that there was little support there, to me it seemed if it wasnt a sport it didnt matter. The teachers didnt really get involved with the school work they were teaching. Mr. Douglas was one of a few that actually cared.

- submitted by a community member
December 14, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 31, 2007
Im a Montclair High alumni. This school is amazing! All the teachers are dedicated to teaching, and it's pretty much obvious. The school has an excellent honors/AP program.

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May 30, 2007
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May 17, 2007
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May 02, 2007
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April 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2007
Great courses and faculty.

- submitted by a student
January 22, 2007
As an alumni of Montclair High School, I look back on my high school experience with nothing but good memories. The teachers in the honors and AP programs are absolutely amazing! All the teachers genuinely care about their students and do their best to help them succeed. Of course the school, just as any other, has it's flaws. I will admit that I was not too fond of the administration; but what student is? The point is that Montclair High is an excellent school with excellent teachers and programs. I should also mention that it's one of the best schools in the district. Overall I think that mohi rocks! ~r. castillo

- submitted by a former student
December 10, 2006
As a student of montclair high school, I have to simply say, money is managed poorly. Despite this, there are excellent teachers in general, but espicially in the AP and Honors programs.

- submitted by a student
September 22, 2006
Hey mhs is a nice school, some awesome teachers such as Mrs. ryanheart. It's over crowded. But everything else is cool.

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April 24, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
March 31, 2006
My daughter is a Jr. at Montclair High and I have only positive to say about this school. She has been involved in many quality classes where she has learned to think and challenge her beliefs as well as question those of others to better understand them. The activities at this school are there to help build the student's character as well as their abilities and confidence. My child has gone from a shy introverted person to one who is outgoing and involved in her school and with her classmates. I've seen a lot of parent involvement in this school. Just recently there was a program called Every 15 mins. I was surprised at the number of parents who showed up for the support meeting and for their children. Thank you Montclair High school for being a great part of my daughter's life.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2006
Over the past few years the school has undergone many changes, however most were simply cosmetic. One of the greatest problems the school faces is the large number of students. Financially, the school has made poor decisions and has overlooked its academic goals.

- submitted by a former student
January 18, 2006
Trash. Bad education no care for students. Staff is irresponsible.

- submitted by a former student
September 07, 2005
As a former student involved in clubs, I can say that parent involvement was low. The school's office staff is very caring and usually they know many students by first name. The school need to work on school spirit, which is slowly rising thanks to printed sweatshirts and caps. The kids need to learn why they should be proud of their school. Have great teachers in the language and art programs. Very clean school, always improving.

- submitted by a former student
August 25, 2005
The quality of academic programs was poor. The availability of music etc was fair. I was not pleased with the level of integrity or professionalism of the staff.Including the principals. Classrooms sizes are about average but, teachers did not appear to be very student oriented with the purpose of helping students acheive their basic academic goals.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2005
montclair is a small and overpopulated school. its quite diverse but doesnt hAVE everything to make a great high school experience.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2005
The honors program at Montclair High School is excellent. The AP program is an excellent preparation for college.

- submitted by a former student
April 02, 2005
Great teachers, good district, & exceptional people.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
I was a student at Montclair high school my opinion on this school is not good because I personally didn't like it very much they don't really have a good learning system. Parents are always involved in this school but I personally didn't like the way the teachers taught at this school because they wouldn't give enough homework and extra work to gain the credits required to graduate there fore I wouldn't really recommend a parent to enroll their kids in this school. That is why I changed schools because now I get the credits required and am doing good but it is a good school but just not to learn very much but their are alot of extra curricular programs in this school. Except that the teachers don't really teach their work right and you don't really understant it because they don't really explain in the form where the student will understand it.

- submitted by a student
December 28, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
I think this is such a great school. Each year the school improves so much. I love this school so, so much. I am very proud of being a Cavalier. Once I graduate, I will remember this school for the rest of me life!

- submitted by a student
May 03, 2004
I feel that in the past four years in which my daughter has attended Montclair High School there has been an all time low in the administration, taking away from what the students love because of certain budget cuts. The way the school chooses to 'budget cut' is not only rediculous but outragious. I, and possibly a dozen others would agree that montclairs at an all time low, in caring about the students.

- submitted by a student
April 25, 2004
I am very disapointed with this school. Not only are they taking away from my child's learning experience, they are discriminating against certain extra curricular activities. Drama being the one I know about.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2003
As a present student of Montclair High I think that it all depends on the students not on the teachers I also think that Montclair High is a great school to be at. I came from a really bad school and I like being at a school where the staff cares about the students

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Montclair High School
4725 Benito Street, Montclair, CA  91763
(909) 621-6781
Last modified Montclair High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Montclair High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top