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Montague Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 12 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2013

The teachers are top notch and push the students to do their absolute best, yet honestly genuinely care for each and every one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2012

I also have a child with special needs and have had a great experience in this school. You don't need to be a bully to get what you want and need for your child. If any of the people writing these reviews were involved with the school they would see just how great it is! Every parent needs to be involved in their child's education. There are always teachers you aren't going to like, but my kids have had most of them and I can say those are few and far between. If you are involved with your child then it's a great school to be a part of, it's like family. If you want to cause trouble then yes you won't be welcome with open arms, who can blame them?? I would recommend this school to anyone who wants a small and personal place for their child to grow up. It's a great town with a lot of involved people who care about more than just themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2012

This school is one of the worst in NJ. Paterson and Newark spend more money and have more programs than Montague does. This schools needs to be taken over from the state. The students are about a year behind than the rest of the schools in the state. So if you move out of Montague plan on having trouble with your child keeping up. If you are moving here from another district plan on your child being bored and ahead of all the others. Special Education progams are a joke. Your child will not get the services that they need. Unless your child has mild learning problems, prepare to enter due process. There is a reason that many students go to private school and many more homeschool. Your child will get a better education in any other town in NJ. Skip the drama and move to Sandyston, Wantage or over the boarded to Milford. You will be much happier and your child will thrive. Don't let Montague damage your child when there are many great schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2012

I moved here from a different state not knowing what the educational system here would be like. After being an involved parent with the school for a few years, I have to say that Montague Elementary is definitely providing the quality education that I was wanting for my children. My children and family have always been treated with the utmost compassion and respect. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2012

This is a wonderful school, from the Chief school administrator, to the VP, the teaching staff and para professionals! The teaching staff goes above and beyond for each and every child. The Principal (Chief school administrator) knows every childs name, EVERY single one of them! The positive reinforcement is exeptional. Each months a student in each grade is chosen for student of the month. My children are getting an awesome education at Montague Elementary thanks to this wonderful faculty!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2012

Montague Elementary School is a wonderful school with excellent teachers, principal and vice principal. They are involved, caring and make learning fun. There are challenging academic programs for all levels including special needs and gifted students. My children have learned and grown exponentially. We are very pleased with the education our children receive at Montague Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

Terrible experience with this school. My special needs child was denied education and then the school refused to pay for an alternative, which is against the law. We had to go as far as hiring a lawyer to get the things we needed. I don't believe the teachers or administration have the children's best interest at heart. My child was not treated with compassion or respect. This school needs a major overhaul. Glad to be far away from these people!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

This school has been WONDERFUL for our kids. We have been very pleased with the education our children are receiving and the high standards expected of students. The teachers and administration have been caring, helpful and supportive in all situations. Our kids come home excited about what they have learned and the opportunities presented to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

This school is in serious need of an overhaul of it's administration. Our children are doomed for failure with this school's current administration and that goes as well for this school's Broad of Education team, as they are NO better. If we had to grade this school we would give it a U. Never in my life have I ever experienced the horror I have had to endure in attempting to ensure a fair and appropriate public education for my children who are residents of this township. As for this school's teachers, their are a few good ones, however many of them seem fearful of this school's administration, fearful of losing their jobs and as a result we have experienced and heard of some of this school's teachers doing unjust things to their students just to satisfy this school's administration. If your child MUST attend this school you, it is imperative that you stay involved and listen to your child everyday to stay on top of their education. Additionally if you are told your child is failing, DO NOT simply take this school's word as accurate as this school is known for luring parents in to get them to sign I.E.P.'s for their child so the school can collect extra State & Federal $'s.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

Need to be extremely involved with your child to get the services they are entitled to. Many good teachers, but alot of limitations. Have to be hands on with your child or they will be 'left behind'. Also, the bullying policy is a joke. They say they don't tolerate bullying, but just try to get things rectified when there is a problem, they give you a song and dance. This school could be so much more than it is. Not a super good school for special ed. services. Very limited in the services and quantity the child receives.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students69%
Female75%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students59%
Female64%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special education43%
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female75%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education64%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students94%
Female89%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special education86%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students66%
Female68%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Special education27%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education55%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students88%
Femalen/a
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant100%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 51%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Black 3% 16%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Janice Hodge

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475 Route 206
Montague, NJ 07827
Phone: (973) 293-7131

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