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San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 956
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1055 South Monroe Street
San Jose, CA 95128

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(408) 556-0360
(408) 341-7020
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January 25, 2014
As the kids would say this school "sucks" . Very rude staff memebers too strict on EVERYTHING i'm suprised they can even breath. Bad school don't even consider this school

- submitted by a parent

November 08, 2010
The school has very great teachers and a great principal. The academics are challenging but not most of the students are motivated enough. The staff is great but they can be better. The school offers homework help and lots of after school programs. I do see some inappropriate actions like public display of affection and hear a lot of cussing with the students. The teachers really do want to help the students but the less intelligent students aren't motivated enough to learn.

- submitted by a community member

March 19, 2010
I am really happy with my choice to send my child to Monroe. My daughter has thrived at the school. She is on the honor roll. The teachers are open to communication and get back to me right away. They stay after school to help children who need it. They offer sports, band and theatre. The principal is really great she wants to be there and make a difference. She is approchable and willing to listen. She wants what's best for her students and the school.

- submitted by a parent

December 12, 2009
monroe middle school has very good teachers who can spend time with students if they need help and has structured their schedules very well.

- submitted by a student

November 15, 2009
i love my school. the staff is great and its a lot of fun to be there!

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 03, 2009
Very diverse school. They have a great principal that is trying to turn the school around.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 24, 2009
2009 Monroe continues to work hard on community building and the good citizenship of its students. And we have an awesome band. Children are thriving!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 23, 2009
We have awesome staff who work really hard to help our students thrive.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2009
I love monroe! I am in 6th grade and i was also at monroe for fifth grade. The teachers at monroe are just so caring and supportive of every student there attending at monroe. The principal, the VP, they all care. Even though we may have uniforms, it doesnt rally matter anymore. Thats because of everything else the school is doing for all us students, we dont really care if we have uniform.

- submitted by a student

August 19, 2008
i love monroe :D lots of great people on the other hand some wanna bees which i hate but we have uniforms now so no red & blue which is a good thing to stop the gang violence ! i am now going into 8th grade with a 3.8 GPA which is because of my wonderful teachers modivation they have a great elective system so you can be in band,spanish,ceramic etc. great school :]

- submitted by a student

May 05, 2008
I am a Monroe parent and the teachers care. My son is in the 7th grade and the responsibility is definitely on his shoulders to turn in his work or face the consequences. The teachers communicate beautifully and want to teach to kids that are ready to learn and to families that care. I am not sure many of the parents are terribly motivated to participate or communicate with the teachers so there could be some motivation issues on both the students and teachers sides. He has attended since the 6th grade and wants to go to Leigh H.S. (not Del Mar).

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 17, 2007
My son just transferred from Catholic school to the 5th grade in Monroe Middle School. I had been concerned about the lack of discipline and acceptance of rude behavior in public schools. This is not the case at Monroe. The staff is dedicated to addressing bad behavior and the commitment is strong by the 5th grade teaching staff. The teachers acknowledged unacceptable classroom behavior and realize it takes away from learning. They are champions for each child and want to take intimidation by other students out of the classroom.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2007
This past year I was a 7th grader. I would best describe Monroe as an..okay school. The school has a few issues that have yet to be dealt with but what school doesn't? The staff does as much as it can but the students there can be..difficult. Teachers that personally helped me were Mr.Cribari, Mrs.Pagendarm,Ms. Stark, Mrs.Hunt, and Mr. Leone. They helped me reach my potential. The only bad thing that was there was discipline. Students can sometimes get off easily. Monroe is an ok school and I enjoyed waking up in the morning to go there.

- submitted by a student

July 18, 2007
This school is horrific. Children are out of control there and I would never recommend this to any parents who actually care about their children. This school does have some good teachers who care (Mr.Cribari, Ms.Stark, Mr.Leone, etc.) that try their best. If you care about your child safety I suggest that you don't even consider Monroe.

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2007
As a former student (class of 2006), I must say I cannot find many positive things to say about this school. As a straight 'A' student, it soon became clear to me that the quality of teaching was well below average when I started my freshman year of high school in the fall (not at Del Mar High like a majority of former Monroe students). The former principal, however, must be credited for her great attempt to make the school a better place, but to no avail. Overall, though my middle school experience was not completely bad, there were times when it was quite enjoyable.

- submitted by a student

January 23, 2007
I belive that Monroe is a good and very successful they have many well educated. I'm currently a student there I very much enjoy this school and all of its teachers.

- submitted by a student

October 12, 2006
Fantastic, cohesive team of teachers and staff who put students first.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2006
The teachers are absolutly wonderful. They go way beyond what we expected. My child found many mentors and wonderful friends at Monroe.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2006
Strong acamdemic push. Will be beautiful when construction is complete

- submitted by a teacher

March 06, 2006
Monroe should not include 5th grade at this school. Much more geared to older students.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2006
Acceptable learning environment, good music program. Lacking in the parental involvement area. I would give this school a 7 out of 10.

- submitted by a student

January 15, 2006
The academic and extracurricular activities are great here. The Principal is a nice and caring one. She takes pride in her school.

- submitted by a student

November 19, 2005
The teachers that we are aware of, Mr. Cribari and Mrs. Lai, are very excited about guiding their students and are enthusiastic about helping them.

- submitted by a parent

July 01, 2005
Currently the school is under construction so the children have limited areas for their breaks. It is also causing a 'flex scheduling' which is very confusing for the students. Monday they will have classes 1-4 Tuesday 3-7 and Wed 4-1 (not exactly) I find this hard for the students to remember what class they have what day. Especially when it comes to homework due dates. They haven t been giving very much homework because of this flex scheduling as well. I hope that my child is ready for all the homework they will get in high school.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2005
Very rough environment with all the emphasis on discipline and not on learning or extracurricular activities. Negative.

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2004
The staff at Monroe does an awesome job keeping the kids safe and proves them with a good education. Monroe is lucky to have a talented staff that cares about our kids and their futures.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2004
I had two children attend Monroe Middle School. Their time spent there can best be described as horrendous. There is no tolerance from the children and many of the teachers for individualism at this school. The administration caters only to the 'popular crowd' and treats all others as the 'problem children'. I say this even though neither of my children were ever disciplinary problems. I can honestly say that children at this school are bullied and harrassed with no intervention from the administation unless of course it is one of the favored children of the school. Monroe needs to teach tolerance and compassion to both its students and faculty. I found the faculty in general (with a few exceptions) to be lazy and unmotivated-just doing a job. I will always regret sending my children to this school. My last child graduated from Monroe 2004.

- submitted by a parent

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Monroe Middle School
1055 South Monroe Street, San Jose, CA  95128
(408) 556-0360
Last modified Monroe Middle School is a Charter school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Monroe Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top