School Details

Montbello High School

5000 Crown Blvd, Denver, CO 80239
(720) 423-5700
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1618 students 21 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
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Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
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Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Montbello High School is a public high school in Denver. The principal of Montbello High School is Antwan Wilson and can be contacted at antwan_wilson@dpsk12.org. 1,618 students go to Montbello High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 87% of the 1,618 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Montbello High School is 21:1. Change Christian Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 66% 56%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 3% 23%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 17%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    We're not just delinquents! Montbello is a school with alot of diversity and hope. I am currently attending montbello high school and i can say i am truly enjoying my time here im enrolled as a 15 year old sophomore nevertheless thanks to the help suport and guidence of the educators and staff at montbello high i am able to graduate next school school year allowing me to leap ahead towards my ambitions and dreams. Despite the behavioral problems @ montbello its a great school! and if your willing to work....You'll learn those who choose not to will fail -with love for my school ashane

  • (5 years ago)

    I believe with the new leadership/new principal Anthony Smith I truly feel that Montbello will become the school that everyone knows it can be.

  • (5 years ago)

    If I had it all to do again I would not send my children to this school. It is a very large school with a lot of students which is fine. The teachers do not seem to have time to teach or to meet the challenges they are faced with. There are always going to be kids with discipline issues the kids who don't shouldn't suffer. I think a large number of teachers have given up on trying to engage the kids on being creative. I would guess it's easy to teach smart kids. For a lot of childeren it just doesn't come that easy and they have gotten lost at Montebello and then the school just gives up. I hope I don't come off as a disgruntled parent I'm not I have two children at different ends of the spectrum both at Montebello . Hopes this helps

  • (5 years ago)

    Right now im a junior currently in montbello HS. well i dont think the students are disrespectful they are all very nice and treat you with respect if you treat them the same way as well. over all i think this is a good school they have many clubs you can participate in and they also have many AP classes that students can take and challenge there selfs they also have great teachers that teach the students what they need to learn but they also communicate with them and get along with the students. by my being here all my three years going on to fourth i think you should send your students to Montbello High School!

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel as if we are judge by all the wrong reason we are not disrespectful I do think we need changes and as a Senior I do not want to leave me school the way is it.....I feel as if everyone has gaven up on us and we have nothing to look forward or atleast move forward to. It hurts to see my school go down when we work so hard to keep it togather...I haven't seen nothing good come out this year and its depressing we need someone to step in. The principle is great but we need some motivation to help us go on.

  • (5 years ago)

    Well i think this school has change alot from back in the day. My child gets high grades and has lots of fun at the same time. Send your child to montbello!

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is not recommended by me at all. the students are disrepectfull and we never learn anything because we have to focus on them getting on task

  • (5 years ago)

    Montbello needs to bring in a high quality leader with a strong vision that includes high expectations for students and staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    Montbello is not a bad school is actually a very good school montbello offers alot of accelerated classes (ap). Also montbello has alot of different clubs. It has a good enviroment and theres help offer in every corner you turn into. I would sent my child to this school anyday. People judge montbello for what they have hurd of it you dont know unless you walk the halls over all montbello is a great school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am currently a student at Montbello High School.I came from Nebraska and I came from a college prepatory school (Omaha Central High). How I feel about the school is it is not really challengeing.They change their curriclum alot which does not let students learn to their full ability.As far as education their test scores are really low.Mr Wilson is trying to get the school intact with uniforms and all.They dont have a lot of clubs they have the basics clubs that every school has. Montbello does have issues.Is not a terribly bad school but its not the best school.They mainly need a base of structure either their is definitely alot of room for improvement.

  • (7 years ago)

    I was a student at Montbello when it was an okay school. It has progressively gotten worse. The students that do manage to escape Montbello are grossly unprepared for college. I was in the AP program with a 3.7 GPA and still needed to take remedial math courses in college. The AP courses were not challenging and they chased away the good teachers. Do not send your children to this school they will spend the rest of there adult lives playing catch-up.

  • (9 years ago)

    Despite the negative image the media portrays of Montbello HS I personally know that this school is actually a great school for students and parents. They offer more Advance Placement classes (college courses) than any other Denver Public School. My daughter was one of many sophomores who were the first in public schools to start taking AP courses. Many of their teachers love their jobs and therefore will go to any extent to make sure that all their students continue their education after high school; whether it's a 4 year college or a 2 year community college. People shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

  • (9 years ago)

    Montebello is not a good school I would never send my child to this school. i attended Montebello in 2002 and left after six months. I trnsferred to George Washington because the curriculum was not challenging It is not a good environment for a student to feel supported or uplifted. The food is terrible and not nutritious. The teachers are great Montebello has some serious issues it needs to battle especially the new Advance level section of the campus which is especially for 3.0 students and up. These secluded section creates division amoung students and not cooperation. I recommend George Washingtion to everyone here at least your child be surrounded by excellence.

  • (10 years ago)

    A lot of people judge and criticize Montbello because of either what they heard or saw on the news. Nobody really knows the truth unless you have walked the halls. Montbello is not a bad school. Every school has fights or students drinking and smoking. That's high school. I am tired of hearing people say Montbello is a bad place to go to school or frown at me when I say I am a graduate from Montbello. There are a lot of good students who come out of Montbello. There are a lot of good programs with in Montbello. We have students on the honor roll; we have students with 4.0 or higher GPA's; we have students taking accelerated classes; we have students continuing on to college; we have students doing an excellent job but you never hear about that. 'You think you know but you have no idea.'

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