Montclair Public Schools is an elite, public school district located in Montclair, NJ. It has 6,676 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
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Elementary Schools in Montclair Public Schools
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- A+141 Students
- B138 Students
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Montclair Public Schools Reviews
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teachers enlightened my education experience by teaching me through class discussion and interaction, rather than outdated and worn out textbooks.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.
I went to Watchung which was very strong in the academic field, some of the electives however were seriously lacking, gym was my favorite elective. Science Lab, Greenhouse, and Technology all needed reworking. I then went to mount Hebron and looking back on it I am not very impressed, math was the only subject I think I actually learned anything in, and that was only for 2 out of my 3 years, one year I had a very poor teacher, who could not explain at all and refused to answer my classes questions most of the time. High school has been much better because there are a lot of options, for every good teacher there has been a lacking teacher. I learnt a lot but also wasted a lot of class time with incompetent lazy teachers. Overall Montclair public schools is very mixed with teachers on both the high and low end of the spectrum.
I hate how some of the teachers are very unqualified, or not fit, for their job. They are either too laid back or too strict or somewhere else. Some of the staff are also very racist and make choices based off of your race. They are not very good at being understanding and considerate to everyone. Some teachers, well most, have and choose favorites and other kids are felt left out.