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Pacoima, CA
Students enrolled: 1,113

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13000 Montague Street
Pacoima, CA 91331

(818) 899-0215
(818) 834-9782
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December 05, 2014
Montague Charter Academy is a great school. Two of my children have attended Montague after attending a private school and their grades went up 100%. My daughter graduated with straight A's and received the Presidential Award. My other daughter is in her last year (5th Grade) and also has all A's. I owe if to the wonderful teachers at Montague and the great lesson plans and how they make each individual student their priority. My daughter looks forward to going to school and always comes home raving about what a great day she had in class and how her teachers are good at making them understand every subject. I'm Very grateful for the great teachers at Montague.

- submitted by a parent

December 05, 2014
I am a current teacher at Montague Charter Academy. This school is near and dear to my heart. This is where I first got my start as a teacher, and I want to continue serving our students and community for many more years to come. I have never seen a more dedicated staff as the one I am currently working with. Some teachers arrive on campus as early as 6:00 a.m. and leave as late as 8:00 p.m. Many teachers tutor students after school (for free) as well. On Saturdays, many teachers work in their classroom in preparation for the following week. In addition, Montague has the best students, EVER! They are always willing and eager to learn and try new things thanks to the wonderful support of their parents and families. We can always count on them to assist us with anything we need as a school, for our students. Office, Cafeteria, and Supervising staff is always friendly to all those who walk our campus. Former Montague students come back to visit and reminisce about all the good times and great teachers they had. This wonderful gem of a school will continue to thrive for many years to come thanks to everyone's desire to persevere.

- submitted by a teacher

September 17, 2013
Montague Charter Academy is a great school. Teachers are very dedicated and our new director has high standards for her students and staff. They really improved communication with parents and became more organized last year. My child is in 4th grade this year. She loves coming to school. We are very happy!

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2013
Montague Charter Academy of the Arts and Sciences is an exemplary school. Montague teachers go above and beyond for their students. Some teachers offer after school tutoring and free tutoring on Saturdays. My daughter is in first grade this year, and I couldn't have asked for a more dedicated and passionate teacher. Mrs. P transformed my daughter from a student that disliked school and did not know how to read, to a young lady that knows how to read fluently and write a complete, detailed paragraph. The greatest thing about a Charter School is that young and innovated teachers like her are given a chance, as opposed to the district that lays off the teachers who have the desire to teach. I have created a bond with the Montague family; one that I could never had made in another school. However, the current person in charge is young and has a lot to learn. Regardless of the lack of confidence I have in regards to the director, I have full confidence this school will continue to succeed beyond my wildest dreams due to the fabulous staff it houses.

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2012
Of course we all have different experiences and points of view. When my daughter was in kindergarten her teacher had a kid with some kind of problem and i felt like all of the teachers attention was taken by this little boy, who would throw tantrums and throw his desk and throw toys during class time. This was dangerous for all the other kids and teachers included, yet he was never put in a seperate class. This same teacher took my child, whom she had said was behind, out of intercession because she said that my daughter would not benefit from it because she was a kid that could not stay still. My child repeated kindergarten and that second teacher was great, he actually tried to help my kid, he sent her to saturday school something the other teacher never even talked to me about. Now my daughter is in 1st grade and her class is full of over active kids, like her.I would like to know whose idea this was. When I spoke to the new principal and vice-principal about it they said that it was not reason enough to change her class. Well apparently it was reason enough to get my daughter out of intercession, which she really did need.

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October 12, 2012
API scores went up again! (800 API) . The numbers speak for themselves. This school is doing something right. More Parents should show up to parent meetings and school functions.

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June 20, 2011
I am very proud to be a MCA parent. The school has excellent 5th grade teachers who really care about their student's academic success. This year was a great year for my child here at Montague, I'm sure next year will also be a great year.

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March 30, 2011
My child is a first grader at Montague Charter Academy and he has excelled beyond my wildest dreams with his teacher. She is an amazing person and I feel that she pulled my child out of the hole that he was in from his kindergarten teacher from a different school that he was going to last year. She knows EXACTLY how to deal with him and what he needs. She has opened him up to all things creative and encourages him to be a better student and person. I truly wish that she could be his teacher EVERY year! Montague is blessed to have this teacher on staff, but I know that he will get a great teacher next year as well! They are all wonderful teachers here at MCA and they completely care about the kids that go there.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2011
I have been a kindergarten teacher for 6 years at Montague Charter Academy. I am also a parent. I feel that it says a lot about a school when it's teachers entrust their child's education to their colleagues. Both of my children have and currently receive a strong standard based curriculum. The teachers are caring, and go above and beyond their paid hours to create a positive learning environment that fosters independence and self-esteem. There are no schools like this one. Parents are welcome on campus and are encouraged to join a council and participate in their child's education. After reading the comments below....There will always be someone that is upset about their individual circumstances. Overall, as a parent I am very happy with the educational opportunities that my children have here. Music, computers, art are classes available to all students. Our class sizes are lower than any LAUSD school. There are many extra supports available to struggling students as well. Montague's Kindergarden is like no other. Our parents work daily with their child for 1 hour each morning during the Doing words program. It's amazing!!!

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September 08, 2010
great school, excellent teachers, I like their staff their are nicely a polite, this school is focus on the challenging of ours kids

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no rating
May 12, 2010
I agree with the concerns that parents have. As a parent I have only have had bad experiences at Montague Charter academy. The principals feel that just because they run a chater school it gives them the power to do whatever they want to do and not follow school guidelines. It's time to look for a different school. I would not recommend Montague!

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2010
I am incredibly proud to be a teacher at Montague. The teachers work together and collaborate often, continuing to strive for the best teaching practices. We have helpful, caring families, and parents volunteer and are active participants on governing councils. Our acting executive director is capable, dependable, and actually went to Montague as a child. We celebrate the arts, and have an outstanding music and visual arts program; this is very rare in other schools. Theatre productions are a way for children to express themselves through the arts. We have a computer lab and full time technology instructor. We have a state of the art physical education program, with trained staff who deliver a quality program to students. Our Gifted and Talented program ensures a rigorous academic program. The teachers, faculty, students, and parents built and made Montague a success. I am excited to continue creating a school based on excellence!

- submitted by a teacher

May 07, 2010
I like the school overall but we have to improve how teachers handle our children.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2010
As a parent at Montague, I feel welcome into my child's classroom anytime. There are many schools that do not allow parents on to the campus. I feel fortunate that I can walk my kids to their classrooms and talk with their teachers anytime I want to. The teachers work with parents to help the children achieve to their greatest ability. I am aware of the change in leadership at Montague, but as far as the children go, they have not been phased by it. Their day has not been affected at all. I am very glad that my kids are having their elementary school experience at Montague. They getting a solid foundation that will prepare them for all of the education in the future.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2010
Montague Charter Academy is a great school! The teachers are caring and have high standards for all their students. This school has many programs that others schools do not have. Kindergarten has a program called 'Donig Words'in which parents are involved in the first hour of school helping their child one on one. Montague also has a great arts department having music, computer, and art teachers. The staff is caring and the school does have a nurse 2-3 times a week. The staff is very dedicated and all teachers have assistants to help students who need more attention. The API grew many points last year and this school is in no danger of having low scores. The letters from the office are very helpful. The previous principal is no longer there but the school seems to run better without her. Montague truly wants every student succeed.

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2010
I am a Parent who is very sad about everything that is going on right now in Montague,we have no Principle. no one seems to hear the parents voice, the collaborative board is failing our children our community.What happen to our children?Focus on the education of our childrens future.

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2009
I am proud to be a teacher at this school! I truly feel that the whole staff cares about the well-being of the students--Administration, teachers, teacher assistants, classified, cafeteria, and custodial. Every single person on this campus attributes to the success of the students! This is proven by our meeting our AYP and API. This school is an amazing place to work!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
October 04, 2009
Montague Charter Academy is a LAUSD sponsored independent charter school. It has been a charter school since 1996! Since then, Montague has earned the California Distinguish Award, has met its AYP and API for all years in existence, except one year. It has a score of 791 with a 800 being the goal. It is a collaborative school where all stakeholders are valued and everyone has a voice. My son went to Montague even though I could afford a private school because its academic program is solid and standards based.

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2008
I have been a teacher at Montague Charter Academy for over ten years, and I am excited to be a part of a school based on excellence. I enjoy working with my students, their families, and the school community. The arts are very important here at Montague, and children get the opportunity to learn about fascinating topics through dance, music, acting, and fine art. This school is top notch, and I am proud to be a part of it.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
December 11, 2008
Beware! Would not recommend.Administration does not listen. Teachers are okay.

- submitted by a parent

July 29, 2008
Bad school, staff members and administration do not care. Would not recommend.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2008
My godkids went here and now my son is here, just finishing up kindergarten. I have found the teachers as well as other staff members to be so incredibly helpful and caring. Mr. Nelson in particular, is a wonderful teacher. He truly cares about the kids, and pushes them to do their best in everything they do. Moreover, he strongly encourages parental involvement. The class as a whole has made such great progress much in part, to his teaching style.

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2008
Very scary area. Don't feel like my child is safe at this school.

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no rating
April 07, 2008
Once upon a time, Montague was a great school but now it turned into one of the worst schools ever ruining my daughter s positive outlook & motivation for learning. How can a child be expected to learn when they have unpleasant experiences? The ways I see things, it won t be long before Montague ruins the rest of the student s perception with negative influence. If Montague is to become a better school, they need to re-evaluate their staff and make sure that the teachers really care about our children and their future. I find it pretty sad when the afterschool staff (LA s Best) cares more about our students then the teacher.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2007
I attended Montague in the eighties. I also have two children that are students there and one child that graduated. Montague is an incredible school, the teachers are caring and very helpful. The programs help the parents get involved in their childs education. I feel like I'm in there helping my children learn, not just on the sidelines watching. Anytime I have any kind of questions or concerns I have no problem getting an answer. I thank Montague for giving myself and my children an excellent education.

- submitted by a parent

February 05, 2007
I like this school and would highly recommend parents to enlist there children. I went to that school back in '90 and its nothing like it is today they have all this kinds of programs for the kids including after school programs. And the teachers take an interest for all there kids in their classroom. I also like that they recognize children in 'Student of the Month', I've seen that the school have high achiever, and the help from their teacher's assistant so there are two people always there to help the children. The only problem in that school is when the adults go and pick up their children the traffic is bad as well as the parking. Its best if the adult walks to the school and picks up their kid(s)

- submitted by a parent

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Montague Charter Academy
13000 Montague Street, Pacoima, CA  91331
(818) 899-0215
Last modified Montague Charter Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Montague Charter Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top