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About This School

Glenfield Middle School is a public middle school in Montclair. The principal of Glenfield Middle School is Mr Charles Miller, who can be contacted at 717 children attend Glenfield Middle School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 17% of the 717 students here have subsidized lunches.The class size at Glenfield Middle School is 79, and the ratio of students to teachers is 7:1. Renaissance Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 57% 50%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 30% 38%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.1%
Asian 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 18%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    The atmosphere of my school is very nice and the grades of the school are above average.

  • (4 years ago)

    Glenfield is a great school for kids who are into arts and all that jazz. (lol) But Glenfield is also good for smarties because they have lots of great programs that anyone can apply to. The teachers are 100% great but some are 100% EVIL. thanx to me you will know if you want to go to this school. yes i am a student there but i think that glenfield is the best school in town even though it is in a bad neighborhood. Dr. Anemone is a cool principal and handles everything chill. if he didnt we would have the police in and out all the time! yes there are kids that are mean but you have to be strong to survive in this school. i hope you got what you asked for in this review!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Glenfield is not as great a school as everyone thinks. It's in a bad neighborhood and the kids are really mean. If you aren't immediately accepted into a clique then your considered a 'loser' for the rest of your time there and long afterwards. The teachers are usually nice. In every 'house' there are one or two weird teachers. Don't be fooled by the town Glenfield is not a school I would recommend to smarter students like myself/

  • (4 years ago)

    Glenfield is a pretty good school... if you end up in a good house. Some may want an open house with their basics all connected or some may want a closed house with rooms seperated. But that doesn't matter because you get what you get and you probably won't be able to switch houses. Glenfield lists plenty of interesting classes on their course catalog sheets but when the signup sheets over a lot less. On the slim chance that they offer a cool class from their catalog like CI History of Rock there's a slim chance that you'll get into that class. Especially if your principal made you wait until the end of the summer to know if you could skip a grade or not so he could see your NJ ask scores and all the good classes were full before you could sign up for them. I know from experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to this school and I believe it's the best!!!! If your kid enjoys drawing ceramics and anything arts this is the best place. If your child enjoys acting come here. If your child sings or dance come here!!!! There are computer classes too! You can make movies and design clothes and cook at Glendfield Middle School. It is very diversed and cultural. I do everything! Come here! We also offer after-school care after-school activities and sports. We have our own mascot the Cougar we have our own track football and basketball team. Our colors are red and white. We have a cheerleading team too!!!! So make the right decision! Let's go Cougars!!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Glenfield is a very good school! I have two children in school here and have been very satisfied. The instrument teacher is excellent as are the choir and acting teacher. The house system allows teachers to really know the strengths and weaknesses of the students as the teachers remain with the students all three years. I have been pleased with the academic standard. The principal is very responsive and has held the students to excellent standards.

  • (5 years ago)

    point blank. this is an arts school. if you want to be a modern dancer or soul singer come to my school glenfield. but the academics are weak. students spend more time in dance class than in math class. this is good for me considering i am a dance major here but it might be bad news for parents who want their kids to be academically chellenged.

  • (7 years ago)

    It's a VERY VERY VERY good school. The principal is great and the vice principal too..I LOVE IT THERE!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have just started at Glenfield and I have already realized what a wonderful place it is. The open houses which many say are distracting sometimes can be helpful to help realize what will go on in the other classes for that day. Most of the times the open houses are quiet even though we are in open space. Although we have the same teachers for three years in a row I love all my teachers and I'd rather stay with them for three years than have to get used to new teachers next year. I LOVE Glenfield and I would reccomend it to anybody

  • (7 years ago)

    It's a decent school. They could be more organized considering there are so many hands in the pot. They currently have an interim principal who is clueless. The new principal will start in July. He is coming from Hillside Elementary in Montclair. Hopefully help them to run more efficiently.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a pretty well-rounded school in their curriculum and the programs offered. The only problem I have is that students are put into a 'house' which consists of the same teachers for the 3 years. So if your child has difficulties with any one of them they have no choice but to suffer with that same teacher for 3 years. They also have some houses that are open areas not a room. So it makes it tough to concentrate hearing the other lessons going on in the other classrooms. My child gets easily distracted and despite knowing this from the beginning they refuse to change to a closed house.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a parent of a Glenfield Middle School student I must say that the quality of the academic programs is wonderful. They offer the students an array of art dance music and acting programs along with the core curriculum which enhances each student's academic profile. They also have a very strong PTA with excellent parent involvement.

  • (9 years ago)

    A good experience at Glenfield although not difficult to find requires somewhat of a search. Students are grouped into 'house' a group of 4 teachers--2 in the case of the 'half house' program--with whom they stay with for all three years. It is obvious to me that the teachers in the houses are spread evenly based on their ability and reputation. However like a cake sometimes icing is spread extra thick in places and barely gets to the cake at all in others. In other words if you get great teachers then you have them for good all three years. However if you are stuck with anyone who is not a great instructor once again your with them all three years. One of the best aspect of the school is the arts. Music drama dance and fine arts are taught and represented very well. In conclusion I'd recomend Glenfield to anyone.

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