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Montclair High School Profile

Montclair High School is located in southwestern San Bernardino County and is one of eight comprehensive high schools in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District. Built in 1959, Montclair High School boasts a beautiful auditorium with state of the art audio-visual equipment and animation studio.  Unique features include Ben Baker Stadium, which is undergoing synthetic turf and All-Weather track replacement, two gymnasiums, an auditorium, the Electric Media Center, and nine computer labs. All classrooms are equipped with Internet access, computers, TV’s, and VCR’s. Construction on a multi-story complex that will house the English department is projected to begin in June 2010.  

Although the school was designed to accommodate 2,475 students, more than 3,000 presently attend.  Twenty-nine portables have been installed to provide additional classroom space, however, a new two-story, 32-classroom building is under construction to replace these classrooms and this project should be completed by early 2012. 

In 2007-2008, Montclair High School employed a recycled water system, installed cameras in order to increase campus security, and many classrooms were rewired for access to technology. Many classrooms have been equipped with LCD projectors, Smartboards, and DVD players. The school has also added additional parking. 

Montclair High School’s mission statement reflects a standards-based educational model that serves the intent and purpose of the No Child Left Behind Act.  It is MHS’s vision to close the achievement gap by raising achievement for ALL students.  The ideals and goals of the vision statement and the Expected School wide Learning Results are implemented in the classroom through a standards-based curriculum that is challenging, rigorous, and meaningful. 

In 1996-1997, the Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs) for the Montclair High School community were developed and adopted at an all-staff meeting. In the fall of 2005, the ESLRs were revisited by a committee of teachers, parents, students, counselors, administrators, and support staff. In an effort to make the ESLRs more concise and student-friendly, the committee condensed the ESLRs into three primary categories: life-long learners, future employers/employees, and community contributors.  The staff recognizes the importance and utility of the ESLRs to attaining high levels of student achievement, and support the goals set forth in them. The ESLRs are: 

          

Montclair High School provides a comprehensive education supporting:

Good citizens who contribute their time, energy, talents and other resources to    improve the quality of  life in their school, community, state, nation, and the world.

Objective communicators who convey and receive information through verbal, visual, artistic, and written means.

Complex thinkers who identify, analyze, integrate, and apply information to develop solutions to local, national, and world problems.

Academic achievers who demonstrate capacity in their knowledge of the California State Standards, and are able to identify their post-secondary educational and career goals.

Versatile individuals who resolve conflict peacefully in a diverse society, and who demonstrate effective leadership skills.

Self-directed responsible learners and workers who work independently and overcome obstacles by effective application of skills until a task is complete.

 

Mission Statement

“Our mission at Montclair High School is to foster intellectual, emotional, and physical development of all students in a safe school environment. We strive to empower students as self-confident and self-directed learners who will make positive contributions to society locally and globally.”

 

Montclair High School Motto

“Students don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

 

Montclair High School is currently accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  In 2007, the high school received a six-year accreditation with a three-year review from WASC.