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Montclair High School Profile

2019-2020 Profile
CEEB: 052018
Montclair High School
4725 Benito Street
Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 621-6781 (909) 391-5323 (fax)

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Principal: Charlene Saenz
Assistant Principals: Monica Barberi, Joshua Cho, Anthony Fiorenza, and Victor Garnica
Counselors: Esmeralda Eudave, Alice Cornejo, Michelle Kooiman, Veronica Ousley Jennifer Markley, Carlos Reynoso, and Noele Salesky


Montclair High School is one of eight comprehensive high schools in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District and is located in the incorporated community of Montclair, approximately 45 miles east of Los Angeles in San Bernardino County. Montclair opened in September 1959 and celebrated its first graduating class in 1960. The current enrollment is 2,858 students in grades nine through twelve.

Montclair High School offers a comprehensive curriculum with elective offerings in world language, fine arts, and career technical education. Additionally, we also offer courses in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program, Virtual Enterprise, and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). MHS is an AVID National Demonstration School (recertified 2016-2017 school year); 511 students are enrolled in the program. Montclair High School was recognized as a California Gold Ribbon School with the additional Title I Academic Achievement distinction in the 2016-2017 school year. The school was also recognized with the Golden Bell Award from the California School Board Association in the 2017-2018 school year. Comprehensive after-school activity and athletic programs provide students with an opportunity to participate in academic, social, and athletic events throughout the year. Montclair also offers a comprehensive counseling program that guides students in the development of academic, career, and personal/social needs to maximize their individual potential. The guidance team has been recognized by the state for establishing a superior program. Accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 2019, MHS received a 6-year accreditation. Student enrollment is 51.5% male and 48.5% female. The composition of the current student population by ethnicity is 88.2% Hispanic, 3.7% White, 1.4 % African-American, 4.0% Asian, 2.7% other. Of our 2,858 students, 606 are identified as GATE and Honors, 276 are identified as EL and 333 students are enrolled in our Special Education Program. The school serves a lower socio-economic base with 87.2% of our students identified as qualified for free and reduced lunch. Montclair High School is a school-wide Title 1 school.

Graduation Requirements

English 4 years; Mathematics 2 years; Physical Science 1 year; Life Science 1 year; World History 1 year; US History 1 year; Physical Education 2 years; Government 1 semester; Economics 1 semester; World Language or Fine Arts 1 year; Computer Studies 1 semester; Focus Area (taken from Fine Arts, Business Education, Home Economics, Industrial Technology, World Language, Academics) 2 years; Electives 4 years.

Honors/Advanced Placement (AP) Courses:
17 AP courses in: AP Biology, AP Calculus (AB), AP Economics, AP English Language, AP English Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French, AP United States Government and Politics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP United States History, and AP World History

9 Honors Courses:
Anatomy, Geology, Integrated Math II, Integrated Math III, Biology I, Chemistry I, English I, English II, and Pre-Calculus

Per AB 2657 (2004), commencing with the 2005-2006 school year, the extra grade weighting of an honors course will comply with the University of California approved course list. The honors courses which do not receive the weighted grade point will continue to be identified by the letter “H” to indicate the rigor of the course pattern.

Five credits are granted for completion of semester courses; 2.5 credits are granted for quarter courses (ELD). Students normally are enrolled in 6 classes each semester.

Class Rank
Rank is calculated at the end of every semester grading period using the grade point average of all marks earned in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. Rank is weighted, with extra points given in Honors and AP courses.


Grade Honors/AP
A = 4 5
B = 3 4
C = 2 3
D = 1  
F = 0  


Athletics – MHS offers a comprehensive and competitive extra-curricular athletic program with competition in 19 sports. Male and female athletic teams have numerous Mt. Baldy League championships and high post-season divisional finishes to their credit. The varsity football team made the CIF playoffs in 2010. Girl’s tennis won the Mt. Baldy League championship in 2013, 2018 and competed in the CIF playoffs in the last seven years in a row (quarterfinals in 2015 and 2016, semifinals 2017). Our boys’ water polo made it to the CIF quarterfinals in 2013. The boy’s wrestling team has been the Mt. Baldy League champion ten of the last twelve years. In 2011, they were the CIF Central Division Runner-Ups. MHS boys’ soccer won league in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2017. They have also competed in CIF playoffs seven of the last ten years (semifinals in 2017). Our girls’ soccer program has also seen success by making playoff appearances ten of the last twelve years and earned their fourth league championship in 2017. The boys’ basketball team has been in the CIF playoffs for nine of the last eleven years, and reached the CIF quarterfinals in 2011 with a 23-5 record. Girls’ basketball has been in the CIF playoffs 2010 and 2011. In 2019 the girls advanced to the CIF Championship and the State Tournament. Our boys’ baseball team has made it to the CIF playoffs in four of the last seven years. They also won the Mt. Baldy League Championship in 2013. Girls’ softball made the CIF playoffs several times and won the Mt. Baldy League Championship in 2016. The MHS boy’s tennis team made it the CIF Quarterfinals in 2015 and they reached CIF Semifinals in 2019, and they were league champions in 2003 and 2010.

Publications – Montclair High School’s journalism course seeks to develop well-rounded journalists and highly experienced editors who are trained to engage and question the world around them responsibly, reasonably, and creatively. The goal of the course is to prepare students with the skills necessary to pursue college level journalism, while the objective requires that students practice daily in order to meet the goal in an academic but enjoyable manner. The Journalism class publishes The Clarion, a quarterly news magazine. Articles cover a wide variety of topics from the students’ perspectives. Clarion journalists provide the student body with accurate and reliable information, thereby serving our school campus and our surrounding community. As members of the Yearbook staff, students work collaboratively and under strict deadlines to produce our 260 page, full color yearbook, The Glaive. Yearbook provides students with an experience that prepares them for careers in publications, digital design, photography, and journalism, as well as any future career involving collaborative production under a rigid time constraint. Content in the yearbook chronicles the student experience, athletics, fine and performing arts, clubs and organizations, academics, and special features highlighting important events and pop culture trends. Being a member of the Yearbook staff prepares students with knowledge, strategies, and experience in journalistic style and ethics, communication, layout and design, digital photography, marketing, and advertising.

Library Media Center – The goal of the Montclair High School Media Center is to equip students with multiple literacies for college, career and community. Students will gain Information Literacy and Digital Literacy skills to gather and use reliable information. The Teacher Librarian will instruct students to search internet resources efficiently and evaluate the quality of online sources through academic classes and in the library. Students will boost their literacy skills through library programs and by reading widely and often to strengthen reading, writing and speaking communication. Students will also strengthen their Cultural Literacy with access to our vast multicultural collection that celebrates diversity of our community and beyond. The Teacher Librarian will promote the awareness of Financial Literacy and teach students to recognize reliable financial advice, online scams, and hidden advertising. Students may visit the library independently before school, at lunch and after school to take advantage of our thousands of print and digital and audio resources. After-school tutoring is available in the library Monday-Thursdays. Students have Internet access, 36 desktop computers, and access to a black ink printer. The library also hosts a website that connects parents, students and teachers to valuable online resources including academic databases, technology tools for students and class projects: mohighlibrary.

SAT Mean Scores

Year # Taking ERW Math Writing
2007 184 424 441 430
2008 225 431 444 427
2009 203 430 445 435
2010 263 438 463 444
2011 237 425 467 435
2012 265 429 463 427
2013 307 433 451 427
2014 528 432 439 435
2015 337 438 456 426
2016 289 439 460 429
2017 501 501 514  
2018 559 502 513  
2019 526 500 507  


ACT Average Composite Scores

Year # Taking Composite Score
2006 39 19.5
2007 74 17.57
2008 82 18.02
2009 113 18.58
2010 149 19.14
2011 169 18.68
2012 188 18.59
2013 206 18.3
2014 230 18.5
2015 241 18.5
2016 207 18.3
2017 346 19.2
2018 403 19.0
2019 296 18.8


Advanced Placement Exams

Year Total # of Exams Taken Total # of Exam >=3 % Passed
2002-2003 340 232 68.2
2003-2004 281 163 58.0
2004-2005 401 216 54.0
2005-2006 463 242 52.3
2006-2007 478 203 42.5
2007-2008 562 269 47.8
2008-2009 608 303 49.8
2009-2010 633 389 61.4
2010-2011 642 347 54.0
2011-2012 732 393 54.0
2012-2013 1008 493 49.0
2013-2014 967 533 55.0
2014-2015 834 310 37.0
2015-2016 852 515 55.0
2016-2017 896 473 48.0
2017-2018 948 474 50.0
2018-2019 982 428 43.6


College Enrollment for the Class of 2018

28% Attended 4-Year Colleges
32% Attended 2-Year Colleges