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Principal's Message

Welcome to John J. Montgomery School!

We are known for having high expectations for student achievement, delineated goals and objectives, clear expectations for student behavior, visible collaboration among staff, and multiple opportunities for parent and community involvement.

Two-way communication is a powerful link in our Home/School partnership. In addition to traditional means of staying connected with our diverse community, we rely on our technological resources for communication after hours. Let us know how you wish to become a part of the Montgomery School community.


Montgomery School Mission

We, the staff of John J. Montgomery School, are committed to the process of educating the whole child - academically, socially, physically and emotionally. We value the individual and cultural differences that each child brings to our campus. We incorporate a rich diversity of learning experiences within each school day to meet the unique needs of each child. Our goal is to provide tools for each student to use toward reaching his/her maximum potential. Our motto: The Sky's the Limit! embodies this goal. Our school promotes the joy of learning as a lifelong process.

Student Goals:

  • Students will have a sense of belonging
  • Students will be culturally aware
  • Students will take responsibility for their learning and behavior
  • Students will be creative problem solvers
  • Students will demonstrate skills in resolving conflict
  • Students will be academically and socially prepared for life


Montgomery School Vision

Montgomery School relies on the commitment of our entire school community to develop and periodically build on a shared vision, affirming that all students are empowered to be successful learners and confident problem solvers. We have collaborated to create a partnership in which everyone sees himself or herself as accountable for maximizing each student's potential. Our vision stays current because staff and parents have developed a bond through participation in: Pre-Kindergarten Readiness Workshop; Kindergarten Orientation; Principal Forums; Parent/teachers Association (PTA), Family Involvement Night; Family Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Technology Nights; Young Authors Fair; Science Fair; Saturday workshops; self study through the Program Quality review (PQR) and the Consolidated Compliance Review (CCR); analysis of State Frameworks and Evergreen School District Standards of Achievement; and the development of a comprehensive, schoolwide Title 1 plan. Community meetings, parent conferences, and written surveys are conducted in the three dominant languages of our school community. The outcome of this partnership is a student-centered, accountability plan with four specific goals:

Goal #1: All students will have e equal access to a rigorous curriculum with high expectations necessary for successful transition from one grade to the next.

Goal #2: All students will demonstrate positive character qualities (Mega Skills) and social skills (conflict resolution), and respect for cultural diversity.

Goal #3: All students will be responsible for their learning and behavior within a safe school community.

Goal #4: All students will have opportunities to develop both technical and critical thinking skills to make them productive participants in the technological community of the 21 century.

Our school vision is communicated directly through the Panther Folder, teachers' and principal's messages on the telephone activated Homework Connection (Homework Hotline), school and classroom newsletters, PTA meetings, parent/teacher conferences, community newspaper called The Evergreen Times, and this web page.