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9-12 & Ungraded
Public district
Montclair, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,946

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100 Chestnut St
Montclair, NJ 07042

(973) 509-4100
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June 29, 2015
I graduated from the high school in 2012. In my experience, teachers hardly ever held authoritative roles in the classrooms. The school was pretty much a free for all. It remained up to the student to apply themselves in classrooms as necessary otherwise it was easy to fall behind.

- submitted by a community member

December 17, 2014
Great school system ,has everything you need that can be offered that other public schools don't offer.....

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2014
i am really sorry for the bad review, that review was for Montclair High school CA. i apologize.

- submitted by a community member

February 06, 2014
Counselors/ Staffs are great. Very accomodating and they would really help you out. I also like the teachers.. but... STUDENTS ARE MEAN!!! Some students are nice but MOST students are rude, They always talk back to their teachers, get mad for having their phone taken. They need to be disciplined. And you would always see couples kissing... Everywhere, in every corner, every seat during lunch. Well not only during lunch. Every morning, during breaks. all the time.

- submitted by a community member

February 06, 2014
Teachers are awesome! They're very great, they would help you out with your concerns. Students here are very studious with their kissing not with their lessons. Very poor with accomodating new students,

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2013
The teachers are poor, overall and the administration stuck in the past or powerless to move forward. The school teaching approach hasn't changed since the 70's...and they compensate for modern teaching by throwing hours and hours of homework at the high honors kids, often on holidays and definitely over school break. It's a travesty to see how they set kids up to fail....no modern technology, outdated teaching, no guidance counseling to speak of, mounds of homework, inappropriate scheduling. And did I mention 0 period? So that after your kid has to stay up till 1:00 a.m. Just to get homework done, they have to be in at 7:00 a.m. Because the school can't figure out how to schedule. Oh yes....and because there are no standards between classes, classes that should be consistently taught (like HH English) are taught completely differently, depending on the teacher. It's an embarrassment. I can't wait for the core standards to kick in, but until they do...I would NOT send your kid here unless they are traditional learners, who are completely focused and organized, and who can compensate for poor teaching by having the ability to teach themselves. And even then, it's a risk.

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2011
Poeple are always talking badly about my school, but the truth is, it isn't the schoo, it is the students. It doesn't matter what school you go to, if you do not try, then you will not succeed. If you try and do well at Montclair High, and you go for help after school, and you attempt to understand what is going on around you, you will shine your brightest. But it all depends on who you are, and how badly you want to do well.

- submitted by a student

December 17, 2010
The students that are academically ambitious are very fortunate, as the environment is intellectually challenging and the quality of the AP teaching and resulting score performance exceptional. I can't speak to how well the school addresses the needs of students that are less interested in competitive colleges, but they do seem generally pretty strict about daily homework assignments and the like.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 19, 2009
I love my school because of the support. Yes, I am sure not everyone does well, but so far all the teacher's I have or had have given me everything I needed, allowing me to feel proud of my work

- submitted by a student

January 23, 2009
Great parent teacher involvement. Extracurriculum activities, quality education, diverse environment, great college preparation

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2007
Excellent school for quality education and lots of extracurriculum activities. A diverse environment where the teachers are very caring. Lots of parental involvement.

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June 04, 2006
Excellent school - typically suburban! Lots of extra curricular activities and very caring teachers.

- submitted by a student

March 15, 2006
A diverse school, in all ways. Many opportunities for extracurricular involvement, quality sports teams, and a wide range of academics.

- submitted by a student

December 14, 2005
Montclair HS has a wide range of extracurricular activities, although football games are held on Saturdays, and there is only one dance (prom) due to 'safety' concerns. Actually, it is a very safe school, with excellent teachers and extremely involved parent support.

- submitted by a parent

December 22, 2004
Being an alumni from Montclair High, I have encountered both the positive and negative experiences in high school, like many other high school students. Reading the other reviews I can agree about the involvement increasing with the principal; and I think it should be more personl, but the students have to engage also. I think Mtc. high is a very intellectual institution that students can benefit from and excel if the students and parents apply theirselves

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2004
Great School. The rules may seem lax, at times, but the truth of it is that teachers, or administrators don't get more involved in personal stuff than is needed, when it doesn't involve a students safety. Many incredible teachers-- (Mr. Moore!) Excellent Extracurricular activities and sports teams! Beautiful ampitheater, Very good Overall.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
This is a great school, but the rules may be lax at times. Also, it is not a positive peer enviroment for young black males.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
good school very competitive, both academically and socialy, need more leadership and involvement from the principal in african american activities other than just sports.

- submitted by a community member

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Montclair High School
100 Chestnut St, Montclair, NJ  07042
(973) 509-4100
Last modified Montclair High School is a Public school. 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 28 reviews. Top