My son went to this school last year and the first half of the year I was truly amazed! I loved all of the staff and enjoyed being involved in the classroom and with PTA events. In the second half of the year I became very ill and my son, who has ADHD, was acting out more in school. Although the teacher and principal worked hard to come up with a solution, testing was never done for him. His teacher often left him in the back of the classroom for over an hour or two because he would leave her and other children alone. Nearing the end of the school year his teacher was so worn out from "dealing with him" that she told me if I bring him to school she is going to have him sit in the office all day because she cannot deal with him when she has other students to teach. We removed him from the school with less than a month left because we could not trust the staff any longer.
My family LOVES Monroe Elementary. The teachers are great, the principal is outstanding, and the community is warm and embracing. I cannot imagine going any where else.
We are a new family to Monroe and I am BLOWN AWAY by the dedication from the teaching staff, the experience and enthusiasm the new principal is bringing and the community my children have been embraced by. Within just a few short weeks everyone was saying hello to my children, big smiles fill the hallways, and a staff that went above and beyond to challenge my children academically. I am so excited to have a school we walk to every morning with friends from the neighborhood... it really is a hidden gem on the Mesa.
Monroe is a great neighborhood school. It has unique programs which allow all the students to work in integrated classrooms as well as customized learning groups so that every child has a chance for their knowledge to grow.
My children have been at Monroe for 3 years, and love the teachers and the staff. I am very involved with their education and am always welcome in their classroom and on campus. Monroe has a lot of programs for their overall development.
Both of my children are Gate students at Monroe and I couldn't be happier with the atmosphere on campus. My children are thriving and are interacting with children fome diverse backgrounds. The teachers are very involved ant the PTA is very active. Clean campus and great cafeteria.
Monroe School has a new principal (2011)! This was the only component missing at this amazing school, so it is exciting to see what will come! They are improving technology and communication daily and finding great ways to meet the needs of a very diverse population of students. The parent group (PTA) is top-notch, offering many programs and opportunities for involvement, the teachers remain consistent in delivering quality education, and the office staff is unbeatable - a winning combination. With new leadership and enthusiasm from the princiapl, expect to hear more great things in the future!
Great school ! Caring teachers and great principal. The PTA is hard working and motivated to make a difference.
Great School Good principal School is very clean nice campus A+ on everything I would Highly recommend this school to everyone.
Monroe School has great teachers and families, several programs that allow children to work at their own level in math and reading, and fun after school classes.
I am a parent of students at monroe elementary school. I have been very well pleased with the teachers overall as I feel they do the best they can . I am very disappointed with the prncipal of this school . He is very unprofessional does not listen to the parents and is disrespectful to the teachers and parents. I have seen this first hand.Also the GATE program i s very disappointing. There is no time or money set aside for the GATE students. So I feel that they only have very limited growth. It seems to be anymore this school is all about getting higher test scores so the superintendents get get more money. Instead of the focus being more on the individual student needs. There is definately not enough parent involvement , could be due to the fact that there is no parent organazation.
I am a parent of 2 children who attend Monroe School, and I am very pleased with the school. Monroe provides terrific opportunities for all of its students. The school provides a unique mix of heterogenous and homogenous teaching. The heterogenous home room allows children to enjoy a mixed environment with different ethnicities and academic levels. Starting in 2nd grade, the children spend an hour of every day with their academic peers in a math program called 'Mastery Math'. This program allows children to advance at their own pace, which is so important in Math. Starting in 3rd grade, the students also spend an hour every day with their academic peers in a language program called 'Performance Based Instruction'. Art, Music, Computer Lab, Science Lab, and PE are also provided, which affords a well rounded education. I highly recommend Monroe Elementary School!
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Join GreatSchools to participate in the parent community and other discussions on our site.
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Monroe Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.