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7-8
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Montgomery, TX
Students enrolled: 1,258
 

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P O Box 1475
Montgomery, TX 77356

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(936) 582-6329
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May 31, 2015
Overall, I would rate this school as average. Having moved in from another state with higher standards, this particular school is just okay. I think the staff and teachers work hard for our students, but I think things here in Texas with the whacky testing system really hampers real learning for the sake of teaching to test. So, fine, that is a big problem everywhere. Where I think this school really fell down this year, was in the teaching of 7th grade math. This was a new program and the teachers where woefully unprepared to teach it. I've never heard or seen more complaints about a single subject than this. Were I put in this position (as an educator) I would have been extremely embarrassed. Hopefully, next year's 7th grade class will have a better experience. Cracks in the system due to budget issues show themselves in as unintended consequences. For example, everyone knows that football is big here in Texas. But when budgets are tight what are school systems to do. Well, in the case of this school, they hired someone fresh out of college to teach one of the hardest classes (math), it appears because he can also coach football. Read that this way, it feels like they hired some who is a coach and can also teach math. Really, if you had a choice of teachers (for math no less), would your first choice be someone who has a goal of being a coach or has a goal of just being a great math teacher. Hardest class to teach due to new curriculum, no availability after school because he was coaching... just a disaster. I'm not blaming the school fully for this situation (nor the teacher, who is well liked by the students but seems less than effective to many parents). A budget is a budget, but how about putting those newbee, coaching wanna-be types in PE or Texas History (not saying that is easier to teach, just that it won't impact their ability to do algebra). So, there you go. Great Staff (they try hard), poor execution on the math side of things (7th grade), some obvious unintended consequences with regard to staffing gets me to an average outcome.

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December 11, 2014
Horrible school. Lots of fights and a nutty principal and counselor. tired of all this fighting and bullying.

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March 01, 2010
i am a student at the montgomery junior high school and my teachers are great and very nice

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October 31, 2008
We moved to this school district when my son was in 3rd grade. This year he is at the JH. We elected to put him in advanced classes - which are very challenging. The first few weeks were almost to challenging for him with the changes coming up from middle school - but all the teachers were open to meeting and discussing his abilities and how to help him get back on track. They are available before school and after school with tutoring sessions. If you ask of them - they will open their arms to help, but you or your child must take the initiative to reach out as well. Beautiful school helping our children grow with boundaries.

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February 10, 2008
A very, very, very good school. Learning and fun is given to the students and you are always feeling welcomed.

- submitted by a student

October 27, 2005
Excellent school, pushes towards college and serious about education, often too much homework for our family. Excellent staff but recommend documenting potential problems, as this district likes to 'hide' problems, to keep reputation. Schools clean, not too much negative to say about Montgomery. Has an excellent reputation and is well deserved. Sort of snobby, many parents are that way. This school prides itself on money, how much you have, and which high dollar subdivision you live in. High school is great, but tough for freshman class. Too many sweet kids 'change' that year, but the teachers and counselors are great. Some bad apple teachers, but few mostly new.

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May 05, 2004
What a gem of a school! Terrific and caring administration and staff all work for the betterment of the child. Great teachers and a real team spirit add up to an exceptional education experience for the kids! Lots of parent involvement and a well rounded program for all!

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Montgomery J High School
P O Box 1475, Montgomery, TX  77356
(936) 582-6400
Last modified Montgomery J High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Montgomery J High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top