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About This School

John J. Montgomery Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of John J. Montgomery Elementary School is Hedwig Rucker and can be contacted at hrucker@eesd.org. 665 students go to John J. Montgomery Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 46% of the John J. Montgomery Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 54% of the 665 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John J. Montgomery Elementary School is 21:1. Scholars Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Dance
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 51% 32%
Asian 41% 45%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 9%
Filipino 11% 9%
Multiracial 1% %
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 13349%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Unspecified 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 28%
Limited English proficiency 46% 28%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Montgomery Elementary. For the parents that complain of not having bake sales please join the PTA more activities would be done if we had more parent participation. As a parent of Montgomery Elementary the Principal is great and works hard to place the academic foundation for the students to prosper. What I find is that parental involvement is poor in that parents all claim to be too busy to attend PTA meetings and volunteer for events. The core group that helps run the school does the best it can and it is already running thin.

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is great but I think there should be bake sales or nacho sales more often! Maybe it would be cool if there could be a doughnut sale! Thanks keep up the great work!

  • (1 year ago)

    Teachers and administrators dont seem to pride themselves on being helpful to the kids. My son would complain of being made fun of and bullied by much bigger children. Also it is near Silver Creek High School which is not a good location.

  • (4 years ago)

    It was sad to read that a parent did not feel this is/was the right placement for her child. My three children went to this school. The staff many of the teachers and principal were eager to help the students. We had one negative experience with one teacher who just did not care to teach boys for whatever reason; however the rest of the teachers were very supportive. May I suggest that the parent who wrote the negative comments volunteer and participate in all activities that are offered. A parent's positive example goes a long way in helping both the child and the teacher bond.

  • (4 years ago)

    Being it's in Evergreen District I had high expectations. Sadly they were not met there for i am disappointed. Every child and parent have their own experience and story to tell i'm sure unfortunately my experience was not a good one. I don't blame anyone i believe each school soothes different types of children and Montgomery was not the right school for my children.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a teacher to the Evergreen SD & Montgomery and absolutely feel blessed to be apart of a new learning community where 'students are a priority!!

  • (5 years ago)

    John J. Montgomery is a Title I school that has a very diverse community. I believe that we share the feelings from the quote 'It takes a village to raise a child.'

  • (5 years ago)

    This school was very very great!!! my daughter loves this school even though we moved she still talks about montgomery. The principal mrs. Johnson and mrs. Mc millian are awsome!!! keep up the good work!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school great staff keep up the great work!

  • (7 years ago)

    I really enjoy the learning environment at Montgomery. The Principal is very hands on and I appreciate her eagerness to know each student individually.

  • (9 years ago)

    The staff works extremely hard to provide a safe learning environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    John J. Montgomery is a great school. The staff are caring attentive & helpful. My children have enjoyed the staff the children but most of all have kept on top of their studies due to the great teachers there.

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