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Monroe, MI
Students enrolled: 1,908

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901 Herr Road
Monroe, MI 48161

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November 30, 2013
I was once a student at Monroe. I am now enrolled in online virtual school. I left Monroe for the plain fact that everything has gone down hill. And has been since I was a freshmen. I am now a junior. The problem I see most is the students. Students just don't care. And the students who do try never get the help they need. Almost like we are unable to reach our potential because we must go at a snails pace waiting for those who wont work, listen, or act appropriately. As for clubs and sports. I was never involved with them. So I can't tell you of their quality.

- submitted by a community member

January 16, 2009
Classes are far too large and the student to teacher ratio is out of balance. A good example is the music program where you have one teacher for nearly two hundred children. Extra Curricular activities are phenomenal and well supported.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2009
The principal does a good job, but the school board isn't the same. My daughter needed to make up credits and they wouldn't let her retake any classes during school hours. We would have to pay ridiculous amounts of money for online classes and summer school. My daughter is now attending Summit Academy in Romulus and has to drive 35 miles out just to get there. It's worth it because the online classes are free, and she can retake as many classes as she wants. She will now be graduating on time. Monroe High School's cafeteria is great compared to summit's and another good thing is the variety of classes.

- submitted by a parent

November 28, 2008
Now I'm only a freshman here but I like the school. Only one thing in the school bothers me and that is the food. I like most of it and sometimes it's bad so it's hard to know when to bring lunch or buy. A other thing is that the food costs alot an average meal( entr e, two sides, a milk and a juice) is like $2.50. I think that is too much they should bring it down to $1.50 that would be better.

- submitted by a student

November 06, 2008
I currently am a freshman here. I love it. It's a great school.

- submitted by a student

May 15, 2008
All 3 of my children have attended MPS. My oldest graduated in 1997 and the school was very good then. My daughter's are now in MHS and I will be pulling them out for the next year. I have seen a steady decline in the quality of education in this school system. I have been to all parent teacher conferences and several school board meetings but have had no satisfactory results. There are some good people working for MPS but they are frustrated with the way things have been run for the last 10 years also. Classes are too large,the textbooks are such poor quality they're useless. Monroe needs to wake up and change the way things are handled for MPS because the children are paying with their quality of education! PS

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2007
Monroe is not a very good school at all. There is not enogh supplies for the students and also not enogh time. 21 minutes for luch....I don't think so. Monroe cannot even reach Michigan requirments becasue there is not enogh time!

- submitted by a student

December 05, 2006
I attend this school. There is not a thing wrong with this school.

- submitted by a student

February 15, 2006
I currently attend MHS and I love it. Sure it has it's problems but every school does. I have a lot of friends and am gettign a good education. This school has more opportunities than any other school in Monroe county. Anyone can be successful here if they want to be. MHS has excellent extracurricular activities and excellent athletic programs. It is a great school that gets a bad reputation from the media and other people who aren't there to see what goes on everyday. Monroe is a large school that gets brought down by a select few.

- submitted by a student

December 13, 2005
My child attends this school, and basically there is no common sense in the entire school district. Their attitude is one of if you can't get the material then tough, I cannot be bothered. They have put a great system in place to help parents monitor grades and attendance, but some of the teachers wont even enter the information.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2005
The last of our 3 children is currently attending. Though there has been significant decline in recent years, a new principal has been hired from within who has been succcessful in building-up the technical/trades department. Math and English departments are solid. Foreign Lang. dept.(at least French and Spanish-can't attest to German) was very adaptive for my 3 transferring in with foreign lang. experience. The award-winning music department will suffer due to budget cuts/retirement of 2 outstanding teachers. The counseling department leaves much to be desired- with the exception of one phenominal individual.They seem to have a new system each year, and 300-400 students to know/serve per counselor. The sheer size of the school ensures that anybody looking for extra-curricular activity will find something. Most are well lead. X-country and swimming teams are very successful. Overall parent involvement is moderate-seems to be increasing. High involvement in extra-curriculars. State budget cuts have been devastating to all MI schools.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2005
I have had many dealings with MHS staff. They are very unconcerning of the students. The feeling of the teachers and staff is ' Oh well, if you make it good, if you don't thats the way it is.' Assisting students in help is very bad and ' I don't really have the time to help.' ' If you haven't learned by now you will never learn.' As a parent, I have tried conferences, sit ins, self help, tuitors, everything I know how to help a student with problems. Better caring teachers would help. If your child has no problems that is great.

- submitted by a student

August 10, 2005
As a parent of a MHS student, I find the school too large and the teachers only want to put in their time and are not there to teach. If the kids are to learn, they have to do it themselves so as not to bother the teachers. I don't feel my child is safe at the school, and is not getting the kind of education my tax dollars are paying way to much for.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2005
I attended this high school. In my opinion it is a great school. You do have to know what classes to take though. There are some problems, but what high school doenst have problems. The principal is not too good at all. Assistant Principals are good though. I received a great education from MHS. Most teachers care. Talk to people and they will tell you what classes to take, according to your interests. Overall good school. I never once felt 'unsafe' at this school. If you dont 'mess' with anybody, they won't 'mess' with you.

- submitted by a student

March 30, 2005
I attend Monroe High right now and I am looking to transfer. There are good academic programs, sports, music, art and other groups to be involved in. Some of the teachers shouldn't be there, while others are very helpful. Parent involvement I would consider to be low. I find it quite impossible to have a good learning experience attending this school and I can't wait to get out.

- submitted by a student

March 21, 2005
I was fortunate enough to be a student in the ending days of Monroe's Blue Ribbon status. It saddened me greatly to watch as this school broke down due to poor leadership. It eventually became something terrible, something corrupt; Something that I hope finds the correct guidance, in a hurry. The teachers; Some of them care. Most of them don't. It's in every child's best interests to seek such classes as speech, with Mr. Hasley, English with Mrs. Evans, and Mass Media; Those with a more discipline-readied mind should seek NJROTC, with Commander Ringle. These are a few of those that will help students endure their time at Monroe High School.

- submitted by a student

December 21, 2004
The problems start at home. The lack of education is not anyone's fault but the childs. These kids are in their teens, they should be making their own decisions and choosing their own life path--maybe there is a lack of leadership at home and parent involvement. You can't expect a school to babysit your kid...They are not 1st graders. The students need to take responsibility for their own actions, parents bail their kids out way too much in this school!

- submitted by a student

August 29, 2004
This was a blue ribbon school. The teachers are for the most part quality. The school neads a new principal and a new school board. No longer what it once was but still a better than average high school.

- submitted by a student

June 14, 2004
I strongly dislike this school. I really don't feel safe there. Some teachers are really great and do what they can to make sure students pass, others, well they could just care less.

- submitted by a student

March 25, 2004
horrible school,they have teachers who could care less if a student succeeds or not.

- submitted by a parent

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Monroe High School
901 Herr Road, Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 265-3400
Last modified Monroe High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Monroe High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top