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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Montclair Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Montclair, NJ. It has 6,767 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Montclair Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1240
762 responses
Average ACT
29
238 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,767
Free or Reduced Lunch
14.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,107
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$21,207/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    43%
  • Other
    1%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$117,151
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,629
National
$949
Median Home Value
$617,300
National
$184,700

Montclair Public Schools Reviews

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Montclair Public Schools have been a great experience for me. The diversity, clubs, athletics, and academics are strong. Unfortunately, the facilities at Montclair High School are lacking making my senior year horrible. They found bacteria in the stairwell of the main building which later collapsed. The school needs more money to address problems like these before they occur. Other than that, my social and academic life at Montclair were great!
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The public schools within the district are incredible and offer a wonderful diverse option of what a person can focus on studying. Montclair High school is extremely rare being a high school that allows people to focus on a small learning communtiy such as The Center for Social Justice, Civics and Government Institue and STEM challanges students to widen their view on the world and what a person can learn.
Montclair High School is amazing! I have learned to be a more confident student, a better writer and an overall better person because of the teachers, students and faculty who come there. I am so happy that I attended Montclair High!