Students enrolled 2331
School leader MR. DAVID BERNSLEY

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155 Dunderberg Rd
Central Valley, NY 10917

(845) 460-7000
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4 stars
Based on 30 ratings

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July 21, 2014
There are much better schools. This school is good in academics but they lack in any student control. They do not teach values like respect and compassion and the students seem to dictate too much in this school. Parents put pressure on the school even when their child is in the wrong and subsequently the school does not do its job. THey need to tighten their dress code and be more accountable with their students. This school is highly political and unjustly swayed. If you have other choices I would explore them

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2014
The school is great when it comes to education, but not enough to balance out the concern for sports, as if it was more important than academics. And there seems to be a lot of discrimination as well, which scares me because I wouldn't want anybody else witnessing this sort of acts that just aren't necessary.

- submitted by a community member
March 21, 2014
MW Central School District offers a well rounded curriculum, excellent teachers, administration that cares and communicates, updated facilities, and exceptional after school activities.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
How is this district faring these days? Is the HS still in favor with the students & parents? How is the music dept? -potential MW family

- submitted by a community member
November 09, 2013
Monroe Woodbury HS is a great school. The teachers are nice, the students are friendly, and nothing bad happens here. The lunch tastes amazing and there are many things to eat! In MWHS, there are many things we can do, from clubs and activities, to sports and plays. There are a variety of fun, yet when it comes to academics, MW is very dedicated and the teachers actually want you to go to college. Great school - 10/10! -Monroe Woodbury Freshman Class of 2017! Crusaders!

- submitted by a student
October 18, 2012
Excellent school with very qualified teachers, lots of available electives for students, competitive with athletics and academics. There was one area I felt they lacked in though. We are a military family and my daughter transferred to the school the summer before 11th grade. The counseling staff didn't seem to understand how to help transfer students very well and didn't provide consistant information on diploma requirements since my daughter was not staying in NY for college and therefore didn't need additional endorsements on her diploma. We had to figure out a lot of that on our own.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2012
Certain teachers/staff in this school have bullied (put their face near my child & screamed for no reason, threatened physically, wouldn't allow passage through), deliberately miss-graded my child because I complained about the teacher

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
To this parent, it sounds like you are the only parent that feels this way about M-W. It seems to me you are wrong and everyone else is right because you are the only parent or student that gave the school a bad review. If you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2010
this school will help you through out your journeys in life. i hope you will enjoy your time at this school

- submitted by a student
December 30, 2009
Monroe-Woodbury wins in my book for one of the best public high schools in New York State. The school is one of the biggest i've come across, which in the long run helps kids adapt to the college size and life. The sports are this school are also one of the best, if not the best, in the state as well. They're football is ranked nationally as well in New York, and they're sports are always top notch in winning state competitions. Anybody transferring to New York should be putting their kids in this high school. It's exceptional, but fairly high in school taxes and well-worth.

- submitted by a community member
May 28, 2009
What a privilege it was to study at MW. This public school is exceptional at cultivating students, and the variety of extracurricular activities strengthens a student's growth. Some of the teachers are comparable to top universities' professors (I speak from experience). Mr. Filippone is a lovely person. Finally, the top graduates of each class have the opportunity to attend top- and second- tier colleges and universities!

- submitted by a student
March 30, 2009
I go to this school and for me this school is great. I just love it and it's amazing. Go Crusaders!!!!

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2008
I think this school is the best....with all the classes that they offer. Their teachers go above and beyond to give these kids the knowledge to get ahead and prepare them for the future. Monroe-Woodbury is the best.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2008
Monroe-Woodbury is an amazing school that allows students to prepare for life ahead of them. It is a privaleged school that offers many electives. Students are able to experiment and decide what they want to do in college. Monroe-Woodbury is a safe place to learn and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 07, 2008
I think this school is great. The teachers are very involved and really seem to care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 08, 2008
This school main focus is sports oriented. I don't think this school emphasizes academics. It seems like if you're not participating in sports, you're nothing.

- submitted by a community member
no rating December 10, 2007
My daughter is a Junior at this school & has been a student here since 9th grd. She is doing wondefully & is an A/B student. She is taking advanced Spanish for college credit & the school offers many opportunities for extracurricular activities & sports. The school is large however, I think this is good to prepare the youth for college life. The classes are not over-crowded. The principal is approachable and the school has zero tolerance for inappropriate behavior.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2007
Great school, Principle is a people person, kids love him. He introduced music in the hallways at arrival and dismissal times. Teachers love to help students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2007
I attend the M-Dub High School and I love it. Its a great school, and offers many classes. I agree, it is crowded and there are too many period in a day, but other then that its a wonderfull school. Its starts a bit too early. 7:15, first classes start and its way too early.

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2006
Monroe Woodbury has excellent educational programs with various honor and Ap classes which offer early college credits. The Music program is one of the best in the state with numerous bands,orchestras, chorus and plays. There is a tremendous amount of active clubs including many in language, buisness, student council, government , law, health and more. The sports are no doubt exceptional, as the school excells in cheerleading, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, voleyball, tennis, lacrosse, track, swimming, and Football! Though it is a large school it is safe and nonviolent. Excelling in academics and extracurricular activities Monroe Woodbury is the best public school in Orange County and one of the top picks in New York State.

- submitted by a student
July 17, 2006
Academics are outstanding for such a large public school, though the community is growing quite rapidly and it will be difficult for the school to keep pace. Extracurricular activities are also very good, with the music program being one of the best in the state, and the football team are the reigning state champions. Parent involvement is also good, and this past year's new principal, Aldo Fillipone, is 1000 times better than the previous princapal. Most importantly, however, for the 06-07 school the football looks to repeat as state champions and has a great chance to do so with all the community and school support it receieves because of the quality of the school district.

- submitted by a student
April 23, 2006
The academic programs at Monroe-Wooodbury have always been above par, but as the more experienced teachers are begining to retire I fear what will become of the core courses.

- submitted by a former student
no rating January 12, 2006
The change of priciple has definately been beneficial. MW is a good school, with excellent classes. They offer Honors, AP, and college credit courses, along with most electives I've ever seen. The only drawback is the size of the school, which is way too big for my tastes.

- submitted by a student
October 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2005
M-W HS offers a wide variety of programs to suit the needs of just about any level of academic achievement. Preparation for college-level work is excellent. Teachers are experts in their areas, but often equate good grades with good effort, which is not necessarily true. There is a wide variety of the arts available. Sports are big in M-W as is the music program, which is first-class. Parents are deeply involved in their children's academic and extra-curricular activities. Taxes here, as elsewhere in the area, are high.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2005
Monroe Woodbury has an excellant education program with numerous clubs and activites. This school excels in sports such as in football,cheerleading,hockey,basketball,soccer,lacross,golf,baseball,and others. We have extreme honors classes and expand programs. There's fashion classes, tec, art, and music programs that are acceptional. Monroe Woodbury has been proven to be the best public school in Orange county,New York.

- submitted by a student
March 09, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
October 29, 2004
This school is too crowded, has too many periods in the day(12), 1/2 period for lunch, treats students like convicted felons.For all the great reviews I am extremely disappointed.Why are there so many electives and so confusing?

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2004
MW is great, I love it. But, one major problem there is security. The students can get out of control, and the administration is practically non-existant. Where is the principal? They have great music, art and drama programs. It's really such a shame that such a great school is getting such a terrible reputation now.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2004
The school is very nice, however it's very packed, the Principal(s) aren't the best. The school use-too be a great school, however it's getting to be a 'bad' school, students are going out of control because the staff, all they want is control and lock downs. The town should stop building homes, so the school won't be so packed, taxes won't go up, and kids will learn alot better then they do now. Overall this school for right now is a great school, meet alot of new people and have alot of fun. My daughter said that they make no sence when it comes to food, they can't drink soda, but they can drink juice that has about twice the suger. Does that make any sence?

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2004
a little crowded, but great programs- especially in the music and drama departments. good for students that are willing to take advantage of opportunities and work hard.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
This HS has too many students to be controllable. Unfortunately its the children that suffer. Principal not present enough to matter.

- submitted by a community member
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Monroe Woodbury High School
155 Dunderberg Rd, Central Valley, NY  10917
(845) 460-7000
Last modified Monroe Woodbury High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Monroe Woodbury High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top