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Monroe Twp High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1752 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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17 reviews of this school


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Posted June 28, 2014

I am proud parent of Monroe High school. My son got full ride to great college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

We moved from NY 2 years ago and were so happy to find a good high school for our son in Monroe area, despite of huge school taxes here. Big, new school with a lot of outdoor activities. Before he went to a private school, with tough discipline and everyday tests-quizzes. He always was a good student. But now we are not so happy, as before. His rate dramatically go down, some subjects he started to hate. We spend a lot of our time trying help him, got a tutor, extra classes, but it doesn't work. We are disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2014

I've been helping my son to locate a new home, and in exploring your website was amazed to find that Monroe Twp. High School was rated so poorly! Although 70% of the students are reported as white in your demographics, the school is listed as mostly hispanic in the description! This alone leaves me to question the validity of your ratings. I have taught in the district for over 20 years, and my children went through the Monroe school system. In addition, my sons both married women who went to the high school. Both of my children were accepted to Ivy League schools, and their wives graduated from Drexel and Virginia Tech. I can't imagine what you base your ratings on! As my son is currently using your site to assist with his decision in buying a new home in Virginia, I warned him not to place too much stock in your website based on your assessment of our school! I hope your other school ratings are more accurate than this.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 13, 2013

It's a great school. It sounds really funny when people who doesn't know anything about the school says that the schools aren't that good in Monroe. If you have kids going to this school then you will know how good the school and the teachers are. They are tying their best in helping the kids with studies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2013

This is truly a fantastic school and does not get enough credit. The new high school gives the students a chance to take part in high quality class rooms. Most of the teachers really do love teaching and it is evident through the rigorous courses at this school. This school really prepares students for the real world. Athletic fields are top notch and teams are continuously improving.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2012

Very happy with the studies , one of the best school in middlessesx . New high school is very competitive in studies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2012

The Monroe High is improving with new demographics. The bldg. is brand new and located in beautiful park. The study is becoming more competitive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

Great school for education and extra curr. activities. Teacher and services are really the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2009

Prior to coming to this school I was in private school and we had a heavy course load. When I got to this school I didn't have to lift a finger to get good grades. Now I am paying for all of that as I am attending Rutgers and the course load is heavy and classes are not easy. I feel that Monroe did not prepare me for college. HELP!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2008

I was at student at MTHS from 2002 to 2006. As the years went by, I felt as if the organization of the school decreased. The school also became more interested in disciplining certain students, rather than educating everyone. Isn't that why we come to school? Also, my guidance counselor was very unimformative and I never knew about the NJ Stars program, which I would have been eligible for. The school does have tracking for different levels of students, but they do no do too much for the students who need extra help except send them to alternate school (which is a total waste of time). Overall, the school was okay, and I feel that it needs much improvement from when I was there.


Posted September 4, 2008

Overall good school experience. A few hiccups on the way, but that would be expected in any other high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2008

Excellent School my kids ever been to. I searched school system very thoroughly before moving to Monroe Twp. as my 2 kids are in High school. excellent care and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

As a parent, I am truly disappointed. We pay heavy taxes in this district, and the level of education is poor. We had a particular problem with a language arts teacher-a woman who has been there forever, and she refused to take our calls or emails. that is so unprfessional F!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2006

Monroe Township High School has available to its' students a variety of classes ranging from remedial to Advanced Placement, but I don't think the teachers take responsibility for the success of their students. I would like to see the percent of students taking and finding success increase. Of all the schools in the district, the high school curriculum needs to be re-evaluated to better prepare students for their future educational endeavors. The administrative design for the district would benefit if a subject area supervisor was assigned for grades 7-12. As of now they cover all grades and I don't see much availability to oversee what is being taught at the high school. If a parent has a concern about curriculum or classroom management there is really no one to ask. I wonder why so many assistant principals are needed throughout the district? Time for a change?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2005

Sad to say, Monroe HS is not one of the strongest schools in Middlesex County. Kids are always getting into trouble, parents don't take responsibility for their child's actions and the majority of the administration is inept in correcting the problems of the students, instead just letting the faculty take the fall and not backing them up. The school and district are definitely in need of some new leadership. Some strong ideas that may help are a character education initiative and a rewrite of the curriculum. Hopefully the leadership changes, as well as the district changes and new crop of students will allow MTHS to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2004

Monroe Township High School is one of the better schools in Middlesex County. Despite the overcrowding, the building itself is fairly modern, the teachers utilize technology in the classroom, extra-curriculars are strong and the administration is very hands on, as well as very supportive. Monroe made a great decision with the hiring of Dr. Kasyan. He will do great things for the school. The teachers in the school are also very good and knowledgeable about their content area. In addition to being very intelligent, one Social Studies teacher in the school who recently started has some of the best discipline I have ever seen. All teachers should follow his lead. MTHS has the potential to be the best high school in Middlesex County and once the new building opens, it will be even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I am a current student at MTHS. The quality of education at MTHS is quite average compared with other schools. The adminstration has been encountering several resignations from many fine teachers, which makes some worry about the future integrity of MTHS. In addition, things are disorganized and several processes within the school tend to not run smoothly.


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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Black90%
Asian99%
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black76%
Asian95%
Hispanic74%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

569 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
63%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Students66%
Female68%
Male65%
Black48%
Asian87%
Hispanic41%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education19%
General education78%
English language learners15%
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former15%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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48%
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26%
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SAT participation

84%

SAT college ready

52%

Graduation rate

96%


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, ACT/SAT participation, and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 9%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Black 6% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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200 Schoolhouse Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Phone: (732) 521-2882

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