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Monroe Area High School

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Posted June 29, 2011

Look at SAT scores before sending your son / daughter to MAHS. Be prepared to hear every excuse known to man on why MAHS does so poorly on standardized testing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2011

We came to MAHS with reservations and have been very pleased. What a great experience our kids have had! Thank you to a caring and dedicated staff led by a fantasstic man! This is waht leadership looks like!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

The teachers are average at best, the coaches are VERY sub-par, the new principal is the best thing to happen to this school in years but he has a TOUGH road ahead of him. The student body are accustomed mediocrity. Exellence is not even in the lexicon at this school.....Parents beware!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2009

MAHS is an excellent school that offers a diversity of subjects and extra activities. This school does not baby students what your child puts into the school he or she will get out. If your kid is in highschool he/she should know what is expected of them and put in 100% effort. They get rid of the trouble makers and focus on the children that are there to learn. If your child is Military bound this school offers the best JROTC program around. They are hands on with the kids and have many activities going on year round not just during the school year. Col. Hoff and Sgt. Williams are great role models and are very passionate about teaching our kids about the military.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

My child is an upcoming Jr and had a chance to move to the newly built school. HE chose to stay as he feels that the diversity, academics and the lack of huge emphasis on sports involvement on being 'popular' makes this school special. I am concerned about the change in leadership being a challenge for this school because Dr. Royal was an awesome principal and leader, I feel that we have great staff, leaders and students. There is a huge rift that has never been substansiated and used against MAHS, and it is just plain rediculous...This is an awesome school, with awesome kids, and awesome teachers...Anyone with an otherwise opinion can move. Thank God we live in America where we have that choice. No one forces you to be here, so if you don't like our school, pay for another, or move into another district. Enough said!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

The Teachers at this school are passionate about their subjects and genuinely care about the well-being of their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2009

Monroe High School one first place in Technology/Engineering in Georgia,If your kid is good and smart will do good at Monroe,if they get in trouble and there lazy they will not baby sit kids,its more like college,you get what you put into it.Teacher to student ratio is great and lots of oportunities in sports and clubs for all kids not political about that,like Gwinnett and Oconee County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2008

I believe this school is lacking in every arena, from athletics to academics. The students are apathetic, the community is critical, yet unwilling to provide adequate support.The parental and administrative support is spotty at best. There are some teachers doing fine work but most cant wait for the last bell to ring. If you are moving to this area stay away from MAHS. North Oconee, Oconee County, Loganville, Apalachee & Grayson are all close by and far surpass this school in all areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

i think that monroe area high school is the best school to attend as long as you are a very smart ans fast learning student you should not have any problems with anything the only thing that you just have 2 worry about is some of the students in the school because they are to busy saying he say she say stuff an d beijng in everybody business instead of minding thier own but other then that just choose your friends wisely and you won't have a problem
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2008

The Drama program is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

The school is very great; however there are many teachers that tend to be very rude to the students that are office aides and it make those students not want to work in the office. I also feel that the principal isn't doing his job as the leader of the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2006

I look at MAHS very much as a diamond in the rough.The new facility is wonderful and the academic staff seems to be doing quality work.There seems to be,however,a lack of community pride and participation on the part of the student body which stems from losses on the athletic field.The students don't seem to embrace the school with any fervor.And school spirit is not being promoted by the student body.Parental participation is not sought by the athletic staff although there are parents eager to help.Pride in your school and community are powerful tools for a teacher.Success breeds success.A quality school is successful in all facets.And a student who takes pride is a successful student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2006

MAHS is a much improved school then what statistics will show you. They take pride in teaching our children and help out the parents when needed to keep the kids on the right track. This is important to High School kids and all of the staff learns what each individual child needs. We have had one child graduate from MAHS and one enrolled. The drug problem at this school is not like at many other schools in the area. The have great extras for the kids,outside classroom that the kids helped build and maintain,art, excellent JROTC program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

I think that this school is very good. There is alot of one on one for the students. Also, they have courses that help juniors to pass the GHSGT. Which are held in March. I would recommend anybody to go to this school. Also, they are in the process of building a state of the art school. Which will also better the students learning environment. MACHS is the best school in Walton County. The graduation test scores now need to be updated because the school has improved alot.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

209 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

196 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

208 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
87%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

210 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
84%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
64%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
57%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
36%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a

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n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 44%
Black 36% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • William George
Fax number
  • (770) 266-4598

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300 Double Springs Church Rd SW
Monroe, GA 30656
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Phone: (770) 266-4599

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