Montclair

Summary:

Montclair is an elementary school located in Quincy, Massachusetts, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade. With a diverse student population, Montclair consistently outperforms the Quincy district and the state of Massachusetts in academic performance, particularly in MCAS test scores.

Montclair's academic excellence is evident across all grades and subjects. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school had 47.47% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 44.84% in Quincy and 42.29% statewide. In Mathematics, Montclair's proficiency rate was an impressive 63.13%, significantly higher than the Quincy (43.27%) and Massachusetts (40.6%) averages. The school's Science proficiency rate was also higher at 59.42%, compared to 46.76% in Quincy and 41.22% statewide. Montclair's exceptional performance extends to its support for English Language Learners, Special Education students, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, who consistently rank among the top in the state.

While Montclair's overall academic achievements are impressive, the school's rankings and ratings have fluctuated over the years, with a high ranking of 117 out of 938 schools in 2016-2017 and a low of 506 out of 928 schools in 2012-2013. This fluctuation may be influenced by various factors, and the school should continue to investigate and address potential achievement gaps within its student subgroups, particularly among Asian and White students, to ensure equitable outcomes for all. Nonetheless, Montclair's diverse student population and exceptional performance make it a standout elementary school in the Quincy area.


Detail:

Public K-5

 8 Belmont Street
       Quincy, MA  02171


(617) 984-8708

District: Quincy

SchoolDigger Rank:
257th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,045 Help


Students who attend Montclair usually attend:

Middle:    Atlantic Middle
High:    North Quincy High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  433

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
64.7%
White:
20.8%
Hispanic:
5.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Montclair ranks better than 72.3% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 2nd among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Quincy School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.67. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (64.7%), White (20.8%), Hispanic (5.3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Montclair is 13.4. 7 elementary schools in the Quincy School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Montclair is $15,045, which is the lowest among 12 elementary schools in the Quincy School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Montclair:

SchoolDigger ranks Montclair 257th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Montclair in the ranking list.)

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Quincy:

SchoolDigger ranks Quincy 181st of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Montclair

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Rank History for all students at Montclair

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 39.46 588th 884 33.5%
2004 32.32 627th 882 28.9%
2005 24.93 690th 887 22.2%
2006 33.57 652nd 911 28.4%
2007 41.98 596th 911 34.6%
2008 53.28 464th 908 48.9%
2009 53.75 464th 909 49.0%
2010 47.34 557th 920 39.5%
2011 50.63 523rd 924 43.4%
2012 44.69 572nd 930 38.5%
2013 50.86 506th 928 45.5%
2014 62.08 378th 926 59.2%
2015 70.35 278th 914 69.6%
2016 62.14 364th 932 60.9%
2017 84.37 117th 938 87.5%
2018 80.11 169th 934 81.9%
2019 79.24 185th 942 80.4%
2021 67.26 310th 936 66.9%
2022 64.95 328th 932 64.8%
2023 72.67 257th 928 72.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Montclair

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.14 23rd 244 90.6%
2019 85.25 21st 258 91.9%
2022 83.39 13th 267 95.1%
2023 54.55 63rd 264 76.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Montclair

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.42 10th 886 98.9%
2019 92.66 18th 896 98.0%
2021 87.54 67th 894 92.5%
2022 83.58 89th 905 90.2%
2023 78.91 94th 703 86.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Montclair

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.60 13th 685 98.1%
2019 89.70 27th 700 96.1%
2021 92.85 13th 705 98.2%
2022 83.58 63rd 772 91.8%
2023 91.02 25th 757 96.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Montclair

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.43 273rd 893 69.4%
2019 64.48 319th 902 64.6%
2021 60.94 352nd 898 60.8%
2022 58.60 377th 901 58.2%
2023 72.53 242nd 887 72.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Montclair

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 64.16 169th 632 73.3%
2022 78.63 87th 672 87.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Montclair

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.44 105th 898 88.3%
2019 87.33 76th 907 91.6%
2021 71.24 257th 904 71.6%
2022 68.82 279th 908 69.3%
2023 69.50 273rd 896 69.5%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Montclair

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 72.11 260th 925 71.9%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Montclair

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 65.81 108th 399 72.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Montclair

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.37 92nd 154 40.3%
2019 39.55 105th 155 32.3%
2021 27.79 115th 141 18.4%
2022 31.18 114th 143 20.3%
2023 37.19 110th 145 24.1%
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Rank History for White students at Montclair

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.67 298th 772 61.4%
2019 72.23 188th 780 75.9%
2021 50.11 385th 765 49.7%
2022 42.52 471st 764 38.4%
2023 32.11 563rd 762 26.1%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Open Quote Montclair has diverse and vibrant student population who are enthusiastic in their desire to improve themselves. They have a great a staff who supports them and assists them, especially the many students who are new to this country. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Montclair

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 264 5 46 3 0 n/a n/a 0 318
1989 252 5 69 1 0 n/a n/a 0 327
1990 245 4 106 2 0 n/a n/a 0 357
1991 263 5 98 0 0 n/a n/a 0 366
1992 250 8 138 7 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1993 246 8 150 5 2 n/a n/a 0 411
1994 246 6 144 10 0 n/a n/a 0 406
1995 248 11 134 12 0 n/a n/a 0 405
1996 248 11 134 12 0 n/a n/a 0 405
1997 249 12 144 9 1 n/a n/a 0 415
1998 264 8 146 7 1 n/a n/a 0 426
1999 246 10 145 9 1 n/a n/a 0 411
2000 253 5 147 7 1 n/a n/a 0 413
2001 203 7 157 12 0 n/a n/a 0 379
2002 200 8 169 17 1 n/a n/a 0 395
2003 200 8 169 17 1 n/a n/a 0 395
2004 192 11 168 9 0 n/a n/a 0 380
2005 165 17 164 6 0 n/a n/a 0 352
2006 126 11 132 15 0 n/a n/a 6 290
2007 130 12 147 14 0 n/a n/a 5 308
2008 126 10 177 20 0 n/a n/a 4 337
2009 120 18 175 12 2 1 3 0 331
2010 134 13 194 12 0 0 10 0 363
2011 143 9 217 14 2 0 10 0 395
2012 143 11 203 10 1 1 12 0 381
2013 141 10 200 16 1 3 9 0 380
2014 136 20 221 18 2 3 12 0 412
2015 125 13 229 13 0 3 16 0 399
2016 129 13 234 18 0 3 11 0 408
2017 135 10 250 18 0 3 13 0 429
2018 111 16 253 18 0 2 12 0 412
2019 102 11 272 23 0 1 11 0 420
2020 106 12 283 27 0 0 13 0 441
2021 95 12 291 21 0 0 18 0 437
2022 91 15 278 27 0 0 22 0 433
2023 90 18 280 23 0 0 22 0 433

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Montclair

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 318 n/a n/a n/a
1989 327 n/a n/a n/a
1990 357 n/a n/a n/a
1991 366 n/a n/a n/a
1992 403 n/a n/a n/a
1993 411 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 406 n/a n/a n/a
1995 405 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 405 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 415 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 426 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 411 n/a 0.0 36.3
2000 413 n/a 0.0 42.6
2001 379 n/a 0.0 36.4
2002 395 n/a n/a 31.9
2003 395 n/a n/a 31.9
2004 380 22.9 16.6 41.1
2005 352 24.4 14.4 43.5
2006 290 22.6 12.8 39.8
2007 308 24.0 12.8 45.5
2008 337 25.1 13.4 46.5
2009 331 25.3 13.1 41.1
2010 363 23.4 15.5 46.8
2011 395 25.0 15.7 48.6
2012 381 27.0 14.1 53
2013 380 25.7 14.7 50
2014 412 28.8 14.2 51.7
2015 399 29.0 13.7 56.9
2016 408 29.0 14.0 n/a
2017 429 28.8 14.8 n/a
2018 412 27.7 14.8 n/a
2019 420 28.8 14.5 n/a
2020 441 27.9 15.7 n/a
2021 437 23.3 18.7 n/a
2022 433 33.5 12.9 n/a
2023 433 32.2 13.4 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Montclair

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 318 n/a n/a n/a
1989 327 n/a n/a n/a
1990 357 n/a n/a n/a
1991 366 n/a n/a n/a
1992 403 n/a n/a n/a
1993 411 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 406 n/a n/a n/a
1995 405 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 405 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 415 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 426 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 411 n/a 0.0 36.3
2000 413 n/a 0.0 42.6
2001 379 n/a 0.0 36.4
2002 395 n/a n/a 31.9
2003 395 n/a n/a 31.9
2004 380 22.9 16.6 41.1
2005 352 24.4 14.4 43.5
2006 290 22.6 12.8 39.8
2007 308 24.0 12.8 45.5
2008 337 25.1 13.4 46.5
2009 331 25.3 13.1 41.1
2010 363 23.4 15.5 46.8
2011 395 25.0 15.7 48.6
2012 381 27.0 14.1 53
2013 380 25.7 14.7 50
2014 412 28.8 14.2 51.7
2015 399 29.0 13.7 56.9
2016 408 29.0 14.0 n/a
2017 429 28.8 14.8 n/a
2018 412 27.7 14.8 n/a
2019 420 28.8 14.5 n/a
2020 441 27.9 15.7 n/a
2021 437 23.3 18.7 n/a
2022 433 33.5 12.9 n/a
2023 433 32.2 13.4 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Montclair

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $186 (1.3%) $14,270 (98.7%) $14,456
2020 $155 (1.1%) $14,352 (98.9%) $14,508
2021 $508 (3.4%) $14,537 (96.6%) $15,045

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Montclair

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 185th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 257th of 928 Elementary schools
 8.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Montclair)7147
 24%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Quincy)6344.1
 18.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Montclair)7354.6
 18.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Quincy)5342.4
 10.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Montclair)6148.8
 12.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Quincy)6046.4
 13.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Montclair)6673.2
 7.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Quincy)5250
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Montclair)6346.4
 16.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Quincy)6340.7
 22.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Montclair)7359.4
 13.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Quincy)5644.1
 11.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Montclair)6559.4
 5.6%
   5th Grade Science (Quincy)5447.4
 6.6%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Montclair)6647.5
 18.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Quincy)6044.8
 15.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Montclair)7163.1
 7.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Quincy)5343.3
 9.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Montclair)6559.4
 5.6%
   All Grades Science (Quincy)5146.8
 4.2%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.2
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students420433
 3.1%
African American1118
 63.6%
American Indian00
Asian272280
 2.9%
Hispanic2323
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White10290
 11.8%
Two or More Races1122
 100%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Montclair

Montclair ranks 257th of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Montclair are 65% Asian, 21% White, 5% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 4% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 433 students attended Montclair.

Students who attend Montclair usually go on to attend:

Middle : Atlantic Middle
High : North Quincy High


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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