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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Montgomery County Schools is a public school district located in Montgomery, AL. It has 30,322 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.

Montgomery County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1200
144 responses
Average ACT
23
1,110 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
30,322
Free or Reduced Lunch
54.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,056
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$294,254,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,906/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    8%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$44,339
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$845
National
$949
Median Home Value
$118,000
National
$184,700

Montgomery County Schools Reviews

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As a senior in the Montgomery County School system, I cannot speak for all of the schools in the system but I generally believe that the schools can improve on some area. I attend one of the three magnet high schools in Montgomery and my experience here has allowed me to be prepared for college and test readiness. In my opinion, I believe that the school system can pay more attention towards the other schools in the system as I feel like they are getting shoved to the back. There is room for change in this school system and I think with the appropriate amount of attention the system can thrive!
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I favor the standards based curriculum in that it aligns with national standards. Additionally, there are interval assessments to track student's progress. The assessments also are used to drive instruction for individual needs. Also, parents receive mid-nine weeks progress reports, and they may receive them at anytime per request. Title I offers academic support in reading and math. At risk students are assigned to environments such as PACE and Second Chance to complete requirements for graduation. On the other hand, discipline is a problem in the traditional programs.
I have been a student with MPS for 12 years. The school system, has seen it's share of ups and downs and is currently under Intervention, which could lead to losing accreditation if proper measures are not taken. I have had the opportunity to work with some teachers who really seem to value students and their profession. However, there are a few who don't seem to care. It is my hope that the system will improve for all of those involved.