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Santa Clara, CA
Students enrolled: 379
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750 Laurie Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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(408) 423-1900
(408) 423-1980
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November 13, 2014
I love my grandsons teacher Ms. Enos. She is an awesome hard working teacher who cooks with her students, has a garden that the students water weed plant and eat out of. She makes learning fun. Carving pumpkins was turned into an educational time. My grandson told me how many seeds were in it, and what an estimation was. She truly cares about the student as a whole. As for the whole school I am unhappy. I pick my grandson up everyday. I am at the school a lot and there is something not right. I call the school and no one answers more then once. The drive through pick up is a mess. Parents park there cars and get out causing a traffic backup onto the street. Children who's parents aren't there yet run around with very little supervision. I have witnessed children running through the flower garden throwing rocks, and hitting each other with sticks. I missed Halloween because I have bad knees and they put everyone in the cafeteria so we were out of the rain. I can't stand and there was no where to put my chair. Test scores really don't matter to us. I think the teachers are good for the most part the school is just poorly run, very unorganized, and has some serious safety concerns.

- submitted by a community member

November 03, 2014
This is our first year here and I also volunteer and am a member of the PTSA. So far I like the school and so does my child. I love the fact that its diverse, his class does a lot of reading and writing (1st grade), and that they have music class! If you are a parent who worries about the rating and the API score, you may want to put more time to your children's overall learning. Whether that is extracurricular activities or tutoring. One can not blame the school for the lack of organization or funds from the district solely from ratings and scores. Parents must simply put in time as well. Afterall, us as parents are a major contributing factor to the learning equation.

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2014
I've heard a lot of negative things/ratings about this school but we said we'll give our HOME school a chance and base our opinions from our own experience. But, so far, I don't have any positive experience yet. Our daughter is in Kindergarten right now. In less than a month, she's experienced moving to a new class with new classmates & teacher. And since her teacher's been out 4x now, she had 4 different teacher substitutes! That's a lot of changes for these poor Kindergarteners! Our main problem here too is the Principal who's been in her position there for I think 2-3 years now. Not sure how she got that job. During the school tour for Kindergarteners, she was asked about the safety/emergency plan when it comes to intruders because it was during that time the school shootings was rampant. She didn't say anything about her plans but even mentioned that when the school district head visited her school, had the same security concern too that the school is very open to public. Then during the Welcome meeting for the Kindergarten parents,she was asked about transportation service, she said that "if you're in my district you don't need to ride the bus." Unbelievable! She's clueless!

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2012
Hi all. A few GREAT WORDS about this school! My son attended Montague this past school year, in second grade. During this past school year, we got to know my son's teacher as well as other members of staff and the principal. Me and my son, realized that we had found the most welcoming school we could have looked for. My son's teacher, Ms Enos is the most educated, dynamic, positive and supporting teacher you could ask for who motivates the children and challenges them every day on an intelectual, personal and spiritual level. She teaches the kids not only the curriculum but also valuable life lessons every single day. The school's principal, Mr Lewis, always found the time to accomodate all our needs. He takes time to personally get involved in everything that happens in the school and does not miss any opportunity to be by the children's side. He supported all my son's academic and personal needs above and beyond. Montague Elemntary is a great school, we loved it and we'll be going there next year! A happy mom of a future 3rd grader :)

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2012
My son is in second grade.It is a great school.The two best teachers in the school are first and second grade teacher.Both of the teachers are amaizing.Our kids are getting the best education from these two teachers.The principal is caring about the kids.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2011
My son is in Mrs. Vo's preschool class & couldn't be happier. Her & Mrs. Jackie are excellent with the children. They have a lot of patience & you can tell they both enjoy working with the kids. My and I look forward to the year ahead.

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2011
This is our first year at this school starting in the second grade. Had attented a number 10 school previously. I have been more than satisfied with her teacher, she gives 110% to her students. She is a caring teacher and goes all out in her class and to me that is more important than a school rated 10. I am not familiar with all of the teachers. The only other teacher that gives alot of herself is the Girl Scout leader who we are in contact with. They both are involved with the events that take place throughout the year. I appreciate the parents that do get involved with the school,especially the lady that helps out the school with their events. Looking forward to next year to become more familiar with the other teachers.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2011
My daughter is going on her second year at Montague and loves it. She went to preschool on campus and has really felt at home here. Yes, the campus is large and beautiful and with that, you would think it would be crowded and impersonal. That's not the case here, the staff know the children, the principal knows the children and the families are nice. It surely is more of a working class environment, so parent involvement is still growing. Parent involvement is encouraged, and I hope to see an incline in this area. My son will start kinder here soon and he's thrilled to grow with this school. The evening activities and events are fun and packed with people! The teachers are kind and approachable and seem eager to work at this school.

- submitted by a parent

December 26, 2010
Montague Elementary School is a diamond in the rough. A beautiful campus, excellent staff, and most importantly..the students are amazing! I am employed by Reading Partners, a non-profit organization geared to provide one-to-one literacy interventions to students k-5. I coordinate the reading center at Montague Elementary and my experience has been rewarding thus far. I am so impressed by the respectful and curious spirits among the children with whom I have the privilege of interacting with each day. Montague Rocks!

- submitted by a community member

April 22, 2010
Great principal and staff. Small school on a beautiful, large campus. EVeryone knows each other.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2009
This is our 8th year at Montague. We LOVE it because it is small, the teachers are caring and the principal is fantastic. He truly cares about the kids and puts politics aside. Like the others have said, parent involvement is minimal, but this is the choice of the parents, not due to lack of opportunity. FANTASTIC website, by the way. http://www.Montague.schoolloop.com

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 23, 2008
This school is okay, definately in need of money for more programs. K teachers are great work was too easy for my child. It wasn't a challenge. Some teachers talk down to children which I didn't like. I love MILK day. I think all schools should have a day where the parents can go and have lunch with their children.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2008
The school has worked well with my daughter, We are handicapped and I feel very comfortable with the help we have been given this year,please keep up the good work and thank you.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 26, 2007
Montague is a great school the teachers are excellent ! The principal is wonderful witha great -heart. He is all about the kids! I love the positiveness and great details they put into there school and family fun events.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 07, 2005
Nice special education program.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2005
While I agree parent involvement is not close to where it should be, I can say I understand that Montague Elementary is a school with much pride and dedication towards student learning and academic achievement. It is by far a very very difficult task to run and administer an entire school program and expect the kind of results from wealthier cities such as Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Palo Alto. I firmly beleive that our children's education starts in the home and we as parents should either step up in our involvement to them directly and to the schools they attend or change our addresses if you believe this school is not keeping up with your required academic standards. I can speak from seeing first hand what it takes and the dedication the Principal and the Teachers perform for our kids. I salute them for their tireless work ethic and performance.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2005
This school is very poor, not due to the teachers and staff, but due to the students who attend can barely speak English. Most of them should be moved out and put into remedial English classes before returning to school and slowing others down.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2003
I currently have three children. One in middle shcool, one at Montague and one not yet attending school. We moved into this area from another Santa Clara area. I got envolved with the school through the site council. I have found the principal to be very dedicated to the children and their education. My third grade son has acheived more academically this last year at Montague than he has the previous three years at the other elementary school. Keep up the great work Mrs. Pruitt!

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2003
Generally this should be a great school but there are several factors that are bringing it down: 1 The parent participation was bad or non-existent. We attended many events where there were the same 15-20 parents. 2 I think there was a general poverty issue going on. The police took several students out of the school. 3 The Principle believes that parents should not have the right to request a specific teacher i.e. she wants to balance the class with high and low performers. As we stress academics in our family I feel that our children may be getting a negative influence from children who s parents do not share the same sense of value in having their children get good grades. 4- suggested that they begin a class where the parents would be required to spend some hours per week with the class. Not sure what the status of the suggestion is but this was not implemented. 5- API scores have deteriorated. Assumed this has to do with the introduction of public housing in the area.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2003
We have 3 children in this school (4th, 2nd, and 1st). Based on our kids academic performance this year, we find it good enough but, was way below their average performance when they were in Hayward (Fairview) elementary school. The Montague school standard of teaching was so lax for there were only a few 'more experienced' teachers in this school compared to other schools. People here from the principal, to the teachers, students, and parents were all good and nice but, it wasn't enough to make our children grow in their academics. Our children improved, but not to what we've expected. I think the school should be concerened more on their academic stardard (teaching), than PTA collections and school budget issues.

- submitted by a community member

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Montague Elementary School
750 Laurie Avenue, Santa Clara, CA  95054
(408) 423-1900
Last modified Montague Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Montague Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top