Monroe is a school that shines! The principal is always present, approachable and has a depth of caring a parent would hope to find in an elementary school. With her leadership, the schoolhas an outstanding Dual-immersion program that has dedicated teachers. The PTA produces fun and engaging activites for the kids( based on little help from parents). So sad I had to move and lose out on such a great school!
Monroe Elementary is a school that has seen lots of improvement over the years. Now a Title 1 achieving as well as a California Distinguished School. The teachers and staff truly give their best for the students. They have a unicycle team and now they offer a Dual Language immersion program. The spirit of community and cooperation is amazing. We have been very happy with the academic progress shown by our kids in these 4 years.
Monroe schools is moving forward in unbelievable ways. Grade level teaming is addressing individual student's needs like no other school in Monrovia. Teacher designed programs are focusing on individual needs in creative academic groupings. I have seen students meet with success, both my own and their peers. Hats off to this experienced staff! Welcoming staff and friendly parents are making a really big difference in students lives. I'm proud to be part of Monroe successes!!
Monroe is typical of most schools. There are very dedicated teachers and there are those who are less so. The administration is working on making the learning experience for children less dependent on the particular teacher each student is assigned to on the first day of school, but this is a work in progress. Our three children received excellent educations because we actively involved ourselves in their school. When parents, teachers, and children all work together and are all accountable, great things happen. Go Lions!
Monroe has under gone a few changes in the last 2 years. I have 2 kids at Monroe, and compared to friends at other schools in the district, ours lacks many things. Our parent group is exclusive, the teachers dont seem to want parents to volunteer in the classroom. The principal is not very welcoming. This school does not take as many field trips or have as many classroom parties as the other schools. I think they have lower scores than the other schools and they do not honor requests to have teachers based on need. Very few extra curricular activites and assemblies. The other schools seem very visible.
Monroe has come along way since the last review was written. The new principle has made alot of wonderful changes to the school.
As a parent of 2 children in Monroe, I would have to say that it is severely lacking. There is virtually no parent involvement and this is fostered by the school itself. The teachers do a great job with the limited leadership and supplies they are given. This is a credit to the teachers themselves and not the school.
Monroe has just added a music appreciation/singing program for 1st 2nd and 3rd graders. There is already a instrumental music program for 4th and 5th graders. I am pleased to see this move towards encouraging music in all grade levels!
This school seemed to discourage parent involvement. Art, music and PE were all but nonexistant and not once did my daughter do a cute school play. This school was a big part of our motivation to move away from Monrovia. The only thing good I have to say about it is that the teachers are wonderful and work hard with what they have.
Lack of music, art, PE and other extracurricular activities makes this school less than average. Excellent after school program that involves the children in local and national activities.
This school lacks quality social interactions between children, teachers, and parents. They do not encourage parental involvment. For an 'All American City' our children are not allowed to acknowledge nor express individuality or American holidays. Though many great Teachers stay on and attempt to foster our children, I am very disappointed in this school and the Principle. Shame!
Monroe has come a long way in the past 5 or 6 years. The teachers are experienced and dedicated to making sure each child is challenged at the level they can best excel. The principal is young and had little experience coming in, but has really grown a lot in the past 4 years. He has done a great job in guiding our school along the path to excellence. Monroe has won the Title I Achieving Schools Award for the past 2 years, and this year received the California Distinguished School Award. If more of the parents would step up to be involved, I believe Monroe could be the very best school in the district.
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