"Twp cares more about its image than the actuality. I have three degrees in Ed and many years teaching experience. I consider many of the teachers here to be average at best. They care only about the stars, the students who will reflect favorably upon the schools and help the twp justify its high real estate taxes. Even most of the the college-bound seniors cannot write well or use punctuation correctly. There are much better schools around, in areas with lower real estate taxes. The myth of Montgomery's superiority is fading. The schools here today are not at all what they are reputed to be."
"The other reviews are accurate, I don't know what else to say. I wouldn't go so far as to say that MHS has a "stellar" reputation... Outside of - well, Montgomery, nobody really knows about the MHS prestige that everyone seems to boast about. This makes it harder to get a high GPA and creates a hypercompetitive atmosphere that can leave many non-high achieving students behind in the dust"
"I would like to know more about this school district - thinking of moving to the new school district..."
"In my opinion, this school is amazing. People might not agree with me, but the thing is, it is a very competitive school district overall, which means you have to work harder. Some people might say, "Well, the teachers didn't really do much" but really, YOU are the one who should be going above and beyond, trying to achieve YOUR goals. You can't let a teacher do everything for you. For people who aren't as smart as other students and you say you don't really like this school, I'm just trying to say that you KNOW it's a competitive district, so why don't you try harder? People who say not as smart people get "waysided" why don't you try harder to get better grades? Therefore, I think that this is an outstanding school."
"As a recent graduate of MHS, I can safely say that I could not be happier to leave. In terms of academics, many teachers are not competent, regardless of how much they love their job. However, that's not to say that they aren't excellent teachers either. The administrative staff is highly competent, but guidance could use some serious overhaul, especially with college admissions. The student body is very fractious and is divided into specific groups of people. In some cases, certain groups of people would play a large role in extracurricular leadership, which would lead to friends electing friends into positions or roles they cannot handle. As a result of such social inflexibility, school spirit and participation in school activities is basically non-existent. Additionally, I feel that there is such a huge influx of parents who are very cut-throat with their children, which leads to grade-grubbing and cheating amongst the smarter students. From this, students who don't fit into this "smart" category (or the special needs category) are usually left to the wayside. Overall, if I had to re-do my high school experience again, I would not choose MHS, stellar reputation and all."