Montclair High School (New Jersey)
|Montclair High School|
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||Children our future, Diversity our strength|
|School district||Montclair Public Schools|
|Asst. principals||Eileen Gilbert|
|Enrollment||2,013 (as of 2015-16)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.9:1|
|Color(s)|| Royal blue|
|Athletics conference||Super Essex Conference|
Montclair High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school located in Montclair, in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, serving students in ninth through twelfth grades as the lone secondary school of the Montclair Public School District. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1928.
As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,013 students and 156.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.9:1. There were 320 students (15.9% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 85 (4.2% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Founded in the late 19th century, MHS quickly outgrew its original location (torn down in the 1930s) on Orange Road, the site of which is now the field of Hillside School. The current "Main Building" was then opened, and it is one of the older public high schools in New Jersey. It initially was only the "Main Building," as it is colloquially referred to, but as time went on and the enrollment grew, the board of education allowed the high school to annex George Inness Junior High School across the street, which is called "the Annex", "Ninth Grade Academy" or the "Freshman Building", in which many of the ninth grade classes take place.
The school holds classes in two buildings on opposite sides of Park Street. The Main Building of the high school is located on the west side of Park Street, and the George Inness Annex, also known as the Freshman Building, is located on the east side of the street. Traffic is stopped eight times a day for five minutes between periods to allow students to cross the street. Many fences and a crosswalk have been installed for the purpose of restricting the students' routes to a 1½ meter path. Gym classes are sometimes held at Woodman Field of Essex Park, two blocks away, and otherwise in the school's four gymnasiums.
Montclair High School has an outdoor amphitheatre through which a brook flows, which is where graduation ceremonies are held, weather permitting. The amphitheater is also the site of pep rallies, concerts, and public movie showings. The brook is Toney's Brook, which also runs through Rand Park.
Students in grades 10-12 at Montclair High School can leave the campus for lunch and free periods, by an open campus policy. Trucks park at the school and sell food to students. Students eat in Rand Park, which is partially on the school's campus, and eat at local restaurants and shops.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 120th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology. The school had been ranked 99th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 94th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 85th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 90th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which included 316 schools across the state.
Schooldigger.com ranked the school 201st out of 376 public high schools statewide in its 2010 rankings (a decrease of 56 positions from the 2009 rank), which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the language arts literacy and mathematics components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
In Newsweek's May 22, 2007, issue, ranking the country's top high schools, Montclair High School was listed in 896th place, the 24th-highest ranked school in New Jersey. The school was listed in 214th place, the eighth-highest-ranked school in New Jersey, in Newsweek's May 8, 2006, issue, listing the Top 1,200 High Schools in the United States.
In 2005, the Montclair High School FIRST robotics FRC Team 555 won the Arizona Regional in Phoenix, Arizona. They also won second place in the New York City Regional as well as the web design award and the Johnson & Johnson Sportsmanship award. The team then won the Johnson & Johnson Sportsmanship award at the international championship in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2007, the Montclair High School FIRST robotics team won the Denver Regional and the Regional Rockwell Automation Innovation in Control Award in Denver, Colorado. In 2008, the FIRST team won the New York City Regional and went to the quarterfinals at the Championship Event in Atlanta.
In 2009 and 2013, seniors of the Civics and Government Institute at Montclair High placed 2nd in the state at the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition held in Trenton, New Jersey. The 2013 team qualified for the We the People national finals in Washington D.C. but were unable to attend due to budgetary concerns.
In 2009, 2011 and 2012, the members of the Model Congress/Model United Nations Club won "Best Delegation" at the University of Pennsylvania Model Congress Conference.
"Humanities" and "Philosophy and Composition" teacher Gregory Woodruff was named "Humanities Teacher of the Year" by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities in 2010, for teaching highly rigorous classes in classical and contemporary literature and philosophy. He was awarded the Weston Award in 2011.
The Montclair High School Mounties compete in the Super Essex Conference, which includes public and private high schools in Essex County and operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 1,464 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as North I, Group IV for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 1,090 to 2,568 students in that grade range. Until the NJSIAA's 2009 realignment, the school had participated in Division B of the Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League, which was made up of high schools located in Bergen County, Essex County and Passaic County, and was separated into three divisions based on NJSIAA size classification. Montlcair's sports programs include rowing, baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, volleyball, softball, track and field, fencing, golf, cross country, field hockey, gymnastics, swimming, wrestling, tennis, and bowling.
MHS expanded and refurnished its field house which is located at Woodman Field in Essex Park. The field house houses restrooms, locker rooms and meeting areas for many of the Montclair sports teams, in particular, football. Finished for the 2008–2009 school year at an estimated cost of $5 million, the field house accommodates a new, state-of-the-art weight lifting gym with glass walls looking over Woodman Field, a film screening room for the Montclair Mounties football team, and observation rooms looking over Woodman Field. After receiving a pledge from the Furlong family of $3 million towards the project, the Furlong Field House at Montclair High School was constructed, with a ribbon cutting ceremony held in October 2008.
Towards the end of every hockey season, the Montclair Mounties host the "Montclair Cup". This competition is highly anticipated by the players and students. Every year, at Clary Anderson Arena (the Mounties' home hockey arena), Montclair High School faces off against in town rival, Montclair Kimberley Academy. The MKA team won the 2011, 2012 and 2013 games, though MHS retains a 14–7 edge in the series overall.
The hockey team has won the overall state championship in 1981 (defeating Brick Township High School by a score of 6-5 in the tournament final), 1987 (defeating Delbarton School 4-2) and 1988 (defeating St. Joseph (Montvale) 2-1). They won the 1995 public school state championship in 1995 (defeating Chatham High School 2-1 in overtime).
The baseball team won the North II Group IV state sectional championship titles in 1959, 1961, 1963 and 1964.
The boys' lacrosse team won the overall state championship in 1974 and 1975 (defeating Boonton High School both years in the tournament final), 1977 and 1978 (vs. Columbia High School both years), 1980 (vs. Columbia), 1984 (vs. Bridgewater-Raritan High School East), 1985 (vs. Westfield High School), 1992 (vs. Ridgewood High School) and 1997 (vs. Mountain Lakes High School), and won the Group IV state championship in 2010 (vs. Bridgewater-Raritan High School). The 10 state titles won by the program are the third-most of any school in the state.
The girls' field hockey team won the North II Group IV state sectional title in 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988 and 1990, and won the North I Group IV title in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012 and 2014. The team won the Group IV state championship in 1980 and 1985.
The football team won the North II Group IV state sectional championships in 1983, 1994, 1996, and 2002, and won the North I Group V state title in 2012, 2013 and 2014. In 2014, the team won their third consecutive North I, Group V state title, with a 26-14 win against Passaic County Technical Institute in the final game of the tournament, played at MetLife Stadium. In 2017, the team won the North I Group V state sectional championship, the program's eighth state title, with a 35-14 win against Union City High School in the tournament final.
In October 2008, a Montclair High School football player, Ryne Dougherty, died as a result of a brain hemorrhage in a football game.
The girls' soccer team won the Group IV state title in 2014, defeating Hunterdon Central Regional High School by a score of 2-1 in the tournament final to capture the program's first state title and finish the season with a 22-1 record.
The rowing team has had success in New Jersey and nationally. The girls' lightweight 4x placed 3rd at nationals in 2016. In 2017, Montclair's won the men's and women's Garden State Scholastics points trophies, the first public school to do so. Later in the season, the Men's Varsity 8+ became Stotesbury Regatta Champions, a first for the program, making history as the first public high school boat to win the coveted Stotesbury Cup in a decade. The Second Varsity 8+ placed third. The boat also became Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Champions and National Schools Rowing Association National Champions. The Second Varsity 8+ placed third at the SRAA regatta. The Varsity 8+ achieved a record of 14 wins and 0 losses in their regular 2017 spring season. The school has had team members compete on the United States Rowing Men's Junior National Team, and several alumni have participated in the United States Rowing Men's U23 National Team.
Clubs and activities
As of the 2014-15 school year, Montclair High School had 106 clubs. Most meet after school, but a few, like the school's newspaper, have a prerequisite. To participate in these clubs, students must also take a related class during the school day. One of the most prominent clubs at this school is the Save Darfur Club. This group works to promote awareness about the 2003 genocide and its remaining effects and tension in Darfur (a region of Sudan). The club also raises funds for the Jewish World Watch's Solar Cooker Project, which provides solar cookers to refugee camps in Darfur.
Montclair High School's performing arts program is called the School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA). The program includes a Dance Company for elite dancers, Technical Theater for those interested in behind-the-scenes work, and other activities. Most performances take place in the theater in Inness Annex, called the "Little Theater." Some significant productions include the Fall Showcase, a musical revue, and a musical, performed in the spring of each school year.
Montclair High School also has both a string orchestra and a winds band. The MHS band marches and performs for football games and has annually served as the pep band for college basketball teams in Madison Square Garden.
Students protested New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's appearance on school grounds on March 30, 2010, in response to ensuing budget cuts that affected the school. Over 200 students walked out of their classes in protests of the budget cuts in April of the same year.
Montclair High School has been featured in or used as a filming location for films, commercials, and television shows, including:
- The original 1950 film version of Cheaper by the Dozen
- Mean Girls
- Ed – NBC series
- The Sopranos – HBO series
- Imaginary Heroes
- Seven Minutes in Heaven
- NBA back to school commercials – featuring many famous basketball stars
- Lymelife (2009) – featuring Emma Roberts, Cynthia Nixon and Alec Baldwin
- Buzz Aldrin (born 1930), second person to step on the Moon
- Albert Anderson (born 1950), guitarist and songwriter; played with Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Wailers Band, Peter Tosh, Black Uhuru, Lauryn Hill, Ben Harper, The Centurions, Traffic and UB40
- Yael Averbuch (born 1986), soccer player
- Me'Lisa Barber (born 1980), sprinter
- Dale Berra (born 1956), infielder who played in Major League Baseball from 1977 to 1987.
- Clarence Birdseye (1886-1956), founder of the modern frozen food industry
- Alvin Bowen (born 1983), gridiron football linebacker who played in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- David Caldwell (born 1987, class of 2005), football safety who played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts.
- Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (1908–2006), daughter of Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, and co-author of Cheaper by the Dozen
- Leonard S. Coleman Jr. (born 1949), last president of the National League, serving from 1994 until 1999 when the position was eliminated by Major League Baseball
- Allen B. DuMont (1901–1965), television pioneer
- Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr. (1911–2001), son of Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, and co-author of Cheaper by the Dozen
- Russ Heath (born 1926, class of 1945), cartoonist best known for his comic book work with DC Comics.
- Myisha Hines-Allen (born 1996), professional basketball player who plays for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA.
- Rees Jones (born 1941), golf course architect
- Robert Trent Jones Jr. (born 1939, class of 1957), golf course architect
- J. Erik Jonsson (1901-1995), businessman, philanthropist, and former mayor of Dallas, Texas.
- Julie Kane (born 1952), Poet Laureate of Louisiana, 2011–2013
- Daniel Karcher (born 1964), NPR host and filmmaker, best known as host on WBGO and production of The Blair Witch Project and Family Guy
- John A. Kenney Jr. (1914-2003), pioneering African-American dermatologist who specialized in the study of skin disorders affecting racial minorities, earning him recognition as the "dean of black dermatology".
- Nicole Leach (born 1979), actress
- Aubrey Lewis (1935–2001, class of 1954), football and track star with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish who was selected by The Star-Ledger as its Football Player of the Century
- Warren Littlefield (born 1952), former President of NBC Entertainment
- Andrew Lombard (born 1997), footballer who plays as a defender for the New York Red Bulls II in the United Soccer League.
- Anne McCaffrey (1926–2011), author of science fiction and fantasy novels
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- John Miller, journalist who interviewed Osama Bin Laden
- Jeff Mills (born 1968), linebacker, played four seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos
- Mackenzie Molner (born 1988), chess grandmaster and instructor.
- Christina Ricci (born 1980), actress
- Anwar Robinson (born 1979), American Idol finalist
- Adam Schlesinger (born 1967), bassist for the band Fountains of Wayne
- Benjamin Strong Jr. (born 1872), first governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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- David Tyree (born 1980), wide receiver, played for the New York Giants
- Joe Walsh (born 1947), musician with the Eagles
- Ingrid Wells (born 1989), soccer player
- Earl Williams (1948-2013), MLB catcher who earned the National League's Rookie of the Year award in 1971.
- Richard Wilbur (born 1921), former United States Poet Laureate; won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award
- Alex Winter (born 1965), actor, best known for his role in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
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- "Kenney, John A., Jr." in Contemporary Black Biography, via Encyclopedia.com, Thomson Gale, 2005. Accessed March 22, 2018. "When the Ku Klux Klan threatened his life and burned a cross on the family's lawn: the Kenney family fled within 24 hours, moving north to Montclair, New Jersey.... After graduating from Montclair High School, Kenney attended Bates College, a college founded in 1855 by Maine abolitionists. "
- Jaeger, Barbara. "N.J. child actresses take their roles to heart: Musical benefits the AIDS fight", The Record (Bergen County), April 28, 1995. Accessed September 17, 2007. "Last year, Leach, a sophomore at Montclair High School, participated in 'Kids Care,' which she said helped raise approximately $25,000 for the AIDS battle."
- Goldstein, Richard. "Aubrey Lewis, 66, Athlete Who Was an F.B.I. Pioneer", The New York Times, December 13, 2001. Accessed January 28, 2012. "A native of Glen Ridge, N.J., Lewis was an all-American halfback at Montclair High School in the early 1950s, running for 49 touchdowns and close to 4,500 yards (4,100 m) in leading the school to two state championships. He set state records in the 100-yard (91 m) dash, the 220 and the discus, and he played on undefeated basketball teams."
- Porter, Mark S. "Lucky Number 13", The Montclair Times, April 21, 2011. Accessed January 28, 2012. "'Troop 13 gave me not only a lot of knowledge, but it gave me a lot of confidence,' noted Warren Littlefield, who rose to the rank of Eagle Scout in the Troop. In 1969, a year before he graduated from Montclair High School, Littlefield presented Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who also grew up in Montclair, with an honorary Boy Scout Aeronautics Merit Badge after Aldrin and Neil Armstrong returned to Earth after landing on the Moon."
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- LaPointe, Joe. "In Person; At Home on the Ice", The New York Times, June 11, 1995. Accessed January 24, 2012. "The team's owner, John McMullen, is a local businessman and graduate of Montclair High School, but even he is exploring the possibility of carpetbagging the franchise to Nashville."
- Kiesewetter, John. "Miller is reluctant co-anchor on '20-20'", The Cincinnati Enquirer, January 6, 2002. Accessed March 22, 2018. "As a ninth-grader in Montclair, N.J., in 1973, he would listen to the police scanner and ride his bike to crime stories. He'd take photographs and sell them to New York newspapers."
- Staff. "Former Montclair resident John Miller to be special guest at 200 Club", The Record (Bergen County), April 28, 2016. Accessed March 22, 2018. "Miller, a former broadcast journalist, got his journalistic start as a student in Montclair High School, when he would cut class to attend press briefings in Newark, according to Essex County Sheriff’s Office representative Kevin Lynch."
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- Bernard, Rob. "Mackenzie Molner Wins New Jersey State Champs", United States Chess Federation, September 6, 2017. Accessed June 21, 2018. "Molner, 29, a resident of Montclair and graduate of Montclair High School, scored five wins and one draw in the Morristown tournament which featured a record 181 players, including six chess Grandmasters."
- New Jersey Entertainers, Famous New Jerseyans. Accessed January 1, 2012. "Christina Ricci – b. 1980, Montclair, NJ: Born in Santa Monica, California, the family moved to Montclair, where Christina attended elementary, middle and high school."
- Bruder, Jessica. "Idolatry, But In A Good Way", The New York Times, March 27, 2005. Accessed August 7, 2018. "Raised in Newark by his mother, Elaine Robinson, he began singing in third grade at the age of 8. He attended the Newark Boys Chorus School and, when the family moved in 1994, he transferred to Montclair High School as a sophomore."
- Youngs, Stuart. "Great Scott!: Fountains of Wayne tap Montclair connection for album track", The Montclair Times, October 26, 2005. Accessed August 10, 2007. ""That's very cool," the Montclair High School grad said with a relief that would make one wonder whether he has offended a family member or former girlfriend in the past.
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- "Georgetown Women's Soccer Announces the Signing of Seven Recruits", CSTV, February 12, 2007. Accessed January 24, 2012. "An NSCAA All-American, Wells enjoyed an exceptional career at Montclair High School where she was named New Jersey Star Ledger High School Player of the Year and First Team All-State."
- Castillo, Jorge. "Former Braves catcher Earl Williams, a New Jersey native, dies at 64", The Star-Ledger, January 31, 2013. Accessed December 3, 2017. "Born in Newark, Williams later moved to Montclair and starred on the baseball and basketball teams at Montclair High School. 'He used to hit the ball so far,' said Len Coleman, the former National League president and a lifelong friend who went to high school with Williams."
- Richard (Purdy) Wilbur, from the Dictionary of Literary Biography. Accessed January 1, 2012. "Wilbur showed an early interest in writing, which he has attributed to his mother's family because her father was an editor of the Baltimore Sun and her grandfather was an editor and a publisher of small papers aligned with the Democratic party. At Montclair High School, from which he graduated in 1938, Wilbur wrote editorials for the school newspaper."
- Schindegette, Susan. "An Excellent Dude Goes to Hell", People (magazine), August 12, 1991. Accessed July 15, 2011. "After graduating from high school in Montclair, N.J. (where he moved with his mother after her divorce), Alex signed up at New York University film school, only to drop out because of 'complete financial breakdown.'"