Students enrolled 824
School leader Mark Curran
Transportation options Yes
District Long Beach Unified School District

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4400 Ladoga Avenue
Lakewood, CA 90713

(562) 429-8911
(562) 420-7667
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3 stars
Based on 23 ratings

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March 10, 2011
I have had really good experiences with this school. My kids' teachers have been excellent and my kids have loved them all. It's been really exciting to see how parents & teachers have been trying to make the school better every year.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
THE STAFF CONTINOUSLY STIVES TO MAKE OUR SCHOOL BETTER FOR OUR KIDS IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
Monroe School has great teachers and staff. They genuinely care about the students and their education. They make learning fun, which is what kids need to keep them interested.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
Great program for scholars from 1st graders and up.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
I love the K - 8 program it offers, I also love the accelerated courses it offers from 1st - 8th grade. This school has some of the best teachers in the area!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2010
principal and staff are all excelent and steller, very professional and educated. There are no incidents of abuse.

- submitted by a community member
February 15, 2010
Amazing, as I read these reviews it is exactly what I have seen and experienced at this school. Not friendly and not safe, lots of bullying and no one on staff, from principal down, cares. I pulled my kids out. If your child goes here keep an eye on what goes on and if there is trouble and no one cares, send a registered letter to the superintendent. Rating? there is no option for going into the negative.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 12, 2009
2009-2010 was my sons first year at monroe. They were in first and third grade. We had a pretty good year. I read some reviews from other parents and we did not have any problems with bullying. In My opinion the school has been strict with safety and conduct. Maybe they took heed on what parents were complaining about and are taking action. I was just a member of the PTSA last year. Now I am going to actually participate which is the problem with a lot of schools. There is not enough parent participation.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2009
We have only been at this school for one year. Not very family oriented- not happy with the no celebration of holidays. I believe that it is part of our childrens memories, and they are way too worried a bout being PC.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2008
The elementary experience at Monroe was fine. It is the middle school experience that has been frustrating. The erratic teaching styles and requirements of the staff are reinforced by the do nothing administration. we have had bullying and teacher compliance problems within the middle school and received empty promises by the outgoing administration and we are now underwhelmed by the new administration. We are now looking forward to June and being done with this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2008
This year is my sons first year at Monroe He loves his teacher Mr. Kong and he seems to enjoy school, However I must agree with a lot of the comments on Bullies at the school. My son is trying very hard to try to adapt and he does come home often saying thre is crude name calliing, and just recently was hit in the face and kicked by a student leaving a bruise on his leg. So far Ive heard of no punishment given, or an apology by the student, This is a serious problem wheen there's abuse by a student and no action is taken to correct it.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
I agree with this post. In fact I am questioning if I wrote this and somehow forgot I had. The school for the most part does a decent job but can certainly do better. Some of the teachers do appear to be bothered when you ask them to do 'their jobs' I understand budget cuts and not wanting to work and get paid minimal for it however as a teacher that is just part of the job. Parents are the 1st teacher in a childs life (or should be) and we are not paid. We enjoy the smiles when they 'get it' some teacher in addition to their awful pay still get the satifaction of a childs smile. I would love to see more smiles at monroe on the faces of both teachers and students.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2008
This school has nothing spectacular to offer. It is average along with the staff who is not very welcoming or helpful. I hope the new principal can encourage positive attitudes within the staff and PTA that the school needs.I heard so much complaining among staff members.(not good for a parent to hear!) Along with the behavioral problems esp. from the Middle school kids. I'm hoping for an improvement.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2008
My son will be 5th grader going into the 08-09 school year. Thus far we have had amazing teachers. We had Mrs quinby for 4th and he loved her. My only concern is that there is way to many bullies on the playground and they get away with it on a daily basis especially at lunch. My son and other friends of his have told me that the yard ladies are not doing much to stop this and my son is miserable when lunch time arrives. He has always loved school but now has issues just thinking about lunch and if the same kids are going to steal his lunch again. I love the school but just hope they will please pay more attention. I know it can be hard I have worked daycare for many years and you cant see everything.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2008
This is just an update since the prior posts were before the new Principle came aboard. The school still has a long way to go as far as parent involvment, which can make or break a school sometimes. Mrs. Imbroane is the best thing thats happened to this school in a long time. It's too bad the budget cuts will affect how much she can do for the school. She has such spirit and willingness to physically get out there and make things better. If only half the parents that complain about things, could use that energy toward helping, we could be a 9 or 10 rated school too.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2008
I went to this school during the 4 grade year all the way untill the 8th grade i loved the teachers and and the staff. I would never forget any one there. It's a wonderful place to grow and learn from. I'm a senior now about to graduate, gving lots of thanks to the teachers there and staff.

- submitted by a student
October 23, 2007
My son has been going to the school for 2 years now and he loves it. He was speech delayed and I was nervous about starting Kindergarten, but to my surprise, it has been the best thing for him. He had a wonderful Kindergarten teacher. The school has a gardening program and library day. He's brought home Radishes that he learned all about and Kale that our whole family tried for the first time. Another great option that the school offers is the after school care (located in the school) is a great program. (I can't wait for my daughter to start there) He learns so much in Educare and they make it fun to learn new things as well as helping with their homework (The older kids in the class are mentors to the younger ones). I've really seen him grow so much in this environment and it's very exciting.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2007
I removed my child from Monroe.I regret not doing it 2 years earlier! The atmosphere is not conducive for learning.Bullies of all ages dominate the school. The staff do not remain impartial or courteous. Perhaps more parents would become involved if the current PTA were friendlier and easier to work with! A complete overhaul is necessary! Little to no extra curricular activities for kids.

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May 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
I have two children who attend Monroe K-8 school. One is in the middle school grade 7; the other in 4th. They have been in the school for 2 years and I find it to be an excellent school with great parent involvement. I especially like the middle school because it is very small and the teachers really know each and every student. The teachers are really good. There is limited sports as it is a smaller school but they do offer volleyball, track, basketball and golf. There is no football team or cheer due to limited space. Monroe has the very best music teacher around (Mr. Skadberg). The kids love him and he is an excellent teacher. I hope my review was helpful to you.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2005
Both of my chlidern attend Monroe. The quality and intenseness is at an average teaching performance rate.

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March 24, 2005
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August 17, 2003
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Monroe K-8
4400 Ladoga Avenue, Lakewood, CA  90713
(562) 429-8911
Last modified Monroe K-8 is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Monroe K-8 Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top