A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
22 Valley Rd.
Montclair, NJ 07042
Telephone
(973) 509-4000

Montclair Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1210
438 responses
Average ACT
29
131 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,676
Free or Reduced Lunch
18.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,247
Teachers in First/Second Year

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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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.
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My experience at Montclair High School was amazing, from the first day of Freshmen year to the first day of Senior Year. I loved how diverse the school was, along with the teachers. Meeting people with different backgrounds and beliefs was a great experience that I hope everyone could go through. The teachers that I've had were really good with me and my classmates. They did a good job of teaching us things that will help us out in the real world, there's nothing I would change about my teachers. Montclair High School is a really good school and I wish could share my experience at this high school with other high school students around the world.
So many choices and opportunities! I have been in the Montclair Public School system through my entire childhood and I had such a great experience. They are really focused on the achievement of their students and facilitating the best possible environment for success.