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About This School

Montgomery County High School is a public high school in Mount Vernon. The principal of Montgomery County High School is Luke Smith, who can be contacted at 279 children attend Montgomery County High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 1% of the Montgomery County High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 64% of the 279 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 75% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Montgomery County High School is 14:1. Vidalia Comprehensive High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 55%
Black, non-Hispanic 37% 35%
Hispanic 10% 8%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 73%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 64% 70%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I honestly would not recomend any student going to this school. the principles and teachers will stand by eachother and not care about the students view on things unless the parents are present. the principles and teachers will do everything in their power to make sure their in the right and the student is in the wrong. i knwo from personal experience that certain teachers will lie to the disciplinary staff about things to make them better. But not all of the teachers are like that there are a few number of teachers that are there to help the students i think they would really excell in teaching if they went to a different school or if they had new staff in the highschool. that is just my opinion on Montgomery County High School.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think that the administration is doing a great job at putting the students and teachers in a position that they can be successful. Although the enrollment numbers are down the superintendent and BOE are mounting an effort to not have to eliminate any extra curricular activities as they recognize that these activities are the strength of the school system. The elementary school is the better of the 3 county schools in my opinion. The principal and faculty do a great job there to increase student learning. This is evident by the school successfully making AYP for many years.

  • (6 years ago)

    Before coming to Montgomery High my daughter struggled in school. The excellent teachers and caring administrators turned her around. They taught her the missing skills she needed and mentored her until she couldn't help but succeed! AP classes are not needed because duel enrollment is available at BP college. There is not much variety in extra-curricular activities because the school is so small but a parent can make up for it with community activities. Academics are first at MCHS and that's the way it should be. We've moved a lot and have experience with many school systems. MCHS teachers are exceptionally dedicated and talented. Keep up the great work!

  • (6 years ago)

    I recently graduated from Montgomery County High School where I was very involved with many sports and various clubs and activities. I have always been pleased with the way things are ran at that school. There are of course going to be things that go wrong or things that no everyone agrees with but that's life. If you don't like the way things are being done go to school get a degree or two and come back to see if you can change anything. I'm sure that there are going to be people opposing you as well. As for sending your child there why not? At least we don't have the drugs being done i the bathrooms or the rapes fights gun shootings and other gang activities going on. I

  • (8 years ago)

    I attended MoCo schools from 6 - 12 grade. I think that it was an excellent school to attend and mature in. I think that most teachers really do care for their students and will go out on a limb for them. As with any school system their are flaws but in recent years the school board faculty and increased parent involvement hae played a role in strengthening the education system. I have also witnessed some great new hires in teaching positions. I believe that the principal for all 3 schools are a great fit and are fully capable of performing their role of leader. I think that the recent improvements in academic achievment shows that the system is moving in the right direction. I also cannot say enough about the extracurricular activities that are offered there they are in abundance and are outstanding.4 out of 5

  • (9 years ago)

    Montgomery County is definitely NOT the world's best daughter attends school there and was harrassed by other students up until her 9th grade year when she started getting along with other students. The teachers worry about the dress code more than they worry about the curriculum they are teaching our children. And lastly all of the extra money they have goes toward the football team who by the way never wins any of their games!

  • (9 years ago)

    Montgomery County Schools was a great system in which to mature. As opposed to the alternatives in the area I preferred the environment that it offered. There was a stong sense of community within the student body but divisions still remain. I do feel that with the turning of a century we should be able to move away from segregated proms and homecoming queens; Also I do agree that the system could better equip itself to handle such issues as children with giftedness or disabilities. Comparatively speaking the system is a relatively safe place...meaning that the potential for something major is there but the likelihood appears slim. I was saddened to learn that the choral program was cut and I haven't been updated as to its status. I would love to see/hear of this returning for it benefits the students greatly. Overall MCS has its flaws but doesn't every family?

  • (9 years ago)

    I graduated from MCHS in '02. The school system is decent as long as the students are 'average' but anyone leaning to either end of the spectrum is going to run into problems. There are no AP courses for those who want to challenge themselves and their LD department (my brother is highly dyslexic) leaves everything to be desired. There's a decent-sized focus on band and/or sports and enough clubs for everyone; MCHS redeems itself with its extracurriculars although there could still be many improvements. As anywhere drugs violence and bad influences are there but (most of the time) hidden.

  • (9 years ago)

    MCHS is a good place. There's a lot of room for inproovement though. Although prioritized safety is not it's strong-point. I have siblings attending there that are harrassed by other students. I also believe that there is partiality shown sometimes b/c of ethnicity. I can't believe that segregated proms are still an issue. I think that our being in the 'new millenium' should push us away from all of this.

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