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6-8 & Ungraded
Upper Montclair, NJ
Students enrolled: 548

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173 Bellevue Ave
Upper Montclair, NJ 07042

(973) 509-4220
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October 07, 2015
My child, now in 7th grade loves going to Mt. Hebron. There are many technology and robotics electives and clubs to choose from. There are also many non-tech electives to choose from such as art, design, theater, band, writing, and more. The after school choices are great. Most importantly, the core courses of LA, Math, Sci, and SS are doing a great job of preparing my child for HS. I've been particularly happy with the Language Arts teacher, Ms. Murphy in House 1. She keeps the kids reading and writing. My child really knows how to write great papers now! Fantastic! The new principal, Jill Sack is doing a good job implementing the "STEAM" and other initiatives. Kudos to Mr. Taylor for all his hard work developing the robotics program.

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2014
i thought the teachers were very great. However, most of the students were very mean, especially those in house one

- submitted by a community member

November 15, 2012
I'm currently a new student at Mount Hebron Middle School and have just entered the seventh grade. Most of the kids have known each other since preschool but they're all very welcoming and helpful. It's easy to fit in and basically drama-free. Good teachers, good students, good school. It is very diverse and kids help new kids get to their classes. All of the kids stick with their groups but they're always happy to add new members. It's fairly big and there are 5 houses that the kids are assigned to. A house is basically a floor where the child's homeroom and locker is located. Kids constantly leave their house throughout the day to get to their other classes located on other floors. House 1 kids stick with the same students and teachers for all three years, as well as House 2, House 3, House 4, and House 5 kids do. You can take Spanish or French. There are many of electives offered. There's a A & B-day block schedule. English, Math, Social Studies, and Science are mandatory but the rest are up to you. All kids take gym and have a gym locker. Children with special needs get an equal education and are mixed up with the other kids at gym. There is a fair amount of work, challenging.

- submitted by a community member

October 11, 2012
I have to say that this school did not prepare my daughter for the higher level courses at the high school. As a straight A student in middle school, we had hoped that she would not struggle with work load. However, the teachers at the high school told us that the mt. Hebron kids struggle the most, particularly with science, while A students from the other 2 middle schools have easier transitions. We believe that is correct..our daughter is in renaissance and having a very high quality education, while my older daughter had what I now understand to be an extremely poor middle school education. My recommendation is to not risk it...unless your kid needs a less rigorous education for a specific reason...just DON'T allow them to put your kid in Mt. Hebron, unless you make a point to provide extra academics on the side so they will be able to be in the same place as their peers from the other schools. Mt. Hebron languished for too long....it's broke and I really don't think a new tech lab or more extra curriculars can fix it. Its unfortunate...and completely unfair to unsuspecting parents! what a mess...

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2012
This school has undergone a wonderful change in the past 2 years; with new principals, new schedule, new vision. The best is yet to come for students!

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2011
What a difference a year makes. Under the leadership of our new principal and energetic PTA, Mount Hebron is resuming its academic strides and sense of school community. We are very pleased with Mount Hebron's dedicated teaching staff and learning environment.

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July 19, 2010
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September 16, 2008
This school is really fun. All the teachers are amazing, and I've learned a lot from them. I'm in 7th grade.

- submitted by a student

December 28, 2007
I loved the school. The teachers were great, and the learning environment was bettet than I could hope for. I loved having A and B days, so I was able to learn so much more in a huge block of time, compared to 45 minute classes every day. The school itself was amazing and the fact that it is a technology-based school is so much fun. Almost everything was done on computers, and I learned so much about typing, microsoft excel, spreadsheets, computer animation, and so much more. Honestly, I would not be where I am today if not for the great experience at Mt. Hebron. Currently I am a high school student and I really miss this school.

- submitted by a student

December 02, 2007
this is a terrific school, for a child that has been held back from private school.

- submitted by a community member

January 04, 2007
The school has small class sizes, making it easier for student and teacher to have a better relationship. The school is separated into five houses. The student will stay within that house for the entire time enrolled as a student. Changes of schedule are easily made. Students interact with the same people throughout the three years. At lunch two houses are combined. There are four blocks in the day and A and B days. A days has a set schedule as does day B. Students will find that the middle school is much different from the high school because of the 'togetherness', in the high school the kids will be separated. Overall the school is okay. If your child is into technology this school is great, if they are interested in the performing arts Glenfield would be a much better choice. School buses pick the students up.

- submitted by a student

April 27, 2006
This school is really good, I am a 9th grade and the school was awsome.

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Mt Hebron Middle School
173 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ  07042
(973) 509-4220
Last modified Mt Hebron Middle School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mt Hebron Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top