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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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Montclair Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Montclair, NJ. It has 6,533 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
About Montclair Public Schools...
Address
22 Valley Rd.
Montclair, NJ 07042
Telephone
(973) 509-4000

Montclair Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1230
566 responses
Average ACT
29
184 responses

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,533
Free or Reduced Lunch
19.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,247
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$120,587,000
Expenses Per Student
$19,879/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    1%

Montclair Public Schools Reviews

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My years attending Montclair schools hold some of my most cherished memories. Teachers from elementary school showed me that, with their support, I can achieve my biggest dreams. My middle school teachers enlightened my education experience by teaching me through class discussion and interaction, rather than outdated and worn out textbooks. Finally, Montclair High has pushed me, and has helped me achieve outstanding academic achievements. From building long lasting relationships with teachers, guidance counselors and staff, to meeting a befriending some of my closest friends, there is not a single moment I regret about my experience in Montclair Public Schools.
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Some departments are better developed than others. It will be nice to see that all departments are fully developed. There are some great teachers that have made a great impact and I will always be grateful for but some teachers can improve more especially when teaching hard subjects area like chemistry honors. Town has high taxes but high school is so old and outdated, stairs fell so part of school unavailable to us and now has asbestos. Certain sports are valued more than others.
The Montclair Public School district is what you make of it. Especially in Montclair High School, where there are over 2000 kids, each individual is responsible for finding the people, classes, and clubs that will benefit them the most. There is so much potential to get involved in amazing clubs and movements, but it is also up to each individual student to stay focused and on top of everything -- because of the amount of kids, it is impossible for the administration to know everybody.