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Montville High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 7 students

 
 

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Posted May 27, 2013

I was once a student at this school. During the open lunch the students engage in fighting, sexual conduct, and all manners of other kind of behavior parents would not approve of. The top students are segregated from the others and those who aren't at the top of their game are left to rot. As someone who suffered long in this mockery of an institution dedicated to academia, I would heartily recommend switching schools, if not districts. If you want your child to come out of high school with a whole host of psychological problems in addition to the inability to actual accomplish something in life rather than memorize and spit back to teachers a whole catalog of information, then this is the right place for them.


Posted March 29, 2011

I live in Montville for 7 years, one of my kids is graduating June 2011. This is a great school, with mostly great teachers, the math department teachers are not the best and tend to teach way beyond the student's level of High School but overall the education is top notch. There are many activities and clubs to join. The school has a great band! The curriculum has not suffered from the current budget issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Montville High School has the most dynamic teachers who truly value education and their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

As a now graduating student of MTHS, I'm proud to be one of their students. The sports and music is outstanding. You get the best one on on attention from teachers, they are so dedicated and willing to help you with your needs. All teachers are extremely knowledgeable in their subject. Montville will always ensure they will keep your children safe and well-educated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

My family has lived in Montville for 15 years. My oldest graduated recently. He went off to a great college and has done extremely well and he and all of his fellow graduates I have spoken to say they have done well because of the great education they received at Montville HS. We have 2 others in school here. We feel very lucky to live here. Top to bottom the schools have been great. The teachers are terrifically dedicated. The Admin is good and the BOE does what it can in these tough times to give the students the best curriculum possible. I'd rate it higher than 5 stars. School is safe. Quality bunch of kids. The comments below from that parent (2/25/07) is totally untrue. Any ethnicity can thrive here. And anyone is welcome. I seriously doubt that person lives here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

I am a proud parent of 2 students in MTHS. The teachers are an awe inspiring bunch that works hard and for the students in every way. The facilities are clean, safe, and modern enough. This year's graduating class was beyond exceptional. The AP results were incredible, and the top 20 got into great colleges, from Harvard, Princeton, Penn, Dartmouth, MIT, you name it!! Great system!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

Compared to other public schools that I've been to/heard about Montville is paradise. The arts programs are out of this world and fiercely supported with a top-ranked Field Corps and great Drama Club. The History Department is excellent, supported by the Guilder Lehrman History Program. As a student, I disagree that students are segregated based on Italian heritage- that is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard of, currently, no one cares if your Italian or not. Sure, there is cheating but there is cheating everywhere and Montville takes disciplinary actions against it. I have never been exposed to unbelievable amount of violence at school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2007

The teacher's are not helpful. The student's segregate each other based on whether or not they are of Italian heritage. The amount of cheating that occurs in this school is appalling. As someone who previously attended this school, I could not believe the amount of violence and disrespect shown between students and even faculty. Certainly no place for a child to have a proper education and be exposed to decent-quality people.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 15, 2005

Montville Township High School is a top-notch facility. The teachers are great and the students love it here. Not every activity is available but the ones that exist are of high quality. Parents enjoy being involved.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2005

Montville High School is a top-rated facility that rates as one of the top 1,000 schools in New Jersey. The programs are accelerated and top notch. The teacher's are also great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

High level academic programs. Teachers are very involved. Many sports activities. Strong music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

Montville Township High School is an excellent school with high-quality teachers who are willing to work one-on-one with students in order to ensure academic success. The facilities are amazing and the opportunities to get involved in the school community are endless. The type of education received at MTHS provides a student with a competitive edge when applying to post-secondary institutions. Teachers are of the highest caliber possible and are extremely knowledgeable in their subject areas. Montville. Of the 75 best schools in the state, published by New Jersey Monthly, Montville High came in at number 10. I'm very happy with the education Montville provided me and recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2004

It is a great school with mostly dedicated teachers. the community is kind of rich so there are a lot of in-school facilities for student usage. the environment is very, very safe and there are drug searches often to ensure safety.
—Submitted by a student


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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 92% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
97%

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97%

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96%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
88%

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89%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA 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. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian99%
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA 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. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. 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.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
83%
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 Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
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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SAT participation

95%

SAT college ready

64%

Graduation rate

98%


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 composite SAT scores, ACT/SAT participation, and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 9%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Black 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Horseneck Road
Montville, NJ 07045
Phone: (973) 331-7100

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