In August 1990 Montwood High School began serving the educational needs of the community under the leadership of Art Shaw. The school opened with grades 7, 8, 9, and 10, with the first graduating class in 1993. Montwood is unique in the fact that it is one of the few schools in Texas that features many creative programs and innovative teaching practices have made Montwood a model for other schools throughout Texas and the nation. The academic strength of the services the Montwood administrators, faculty, and staff provide to students has been recognized through accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school was built to accommodate 2200 students.