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Montague Elementary School

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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!


Posted April 22, 2010

Great principal and staff. Small school on a beautiful, large campus. EVeryone knows each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 7, 2005

Nice special education program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


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API score

804

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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804

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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students46%
Females44%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females72%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner78%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females39%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino56%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students67%
Females55%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females74%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students58%
Females63%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females62%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students47%
Females35%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino35%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students52%
Females35%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino42%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 38%
Asian 19%
White 13%
Black 3%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/AN/A
English language learners 41%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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