Students enrolled 18
Hours no info
School leader MS. LORI ORESTANO-JAMES
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District Monticello Central School District

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39 Breakey Ave
Monticello, NY 12701

(845) 794-8840
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3 stars
Based on 16 ratings

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May 27, 2014
High school ought to be a spring-board into the real-world. Monticello High School, while often seen as a beat-up and run-down alternative to some horrendous city schools, is actually a place where a livelong pursuit of higher education is attainable. Monticello High School partners with many fantastic programs to provide students with humongous choice of classes; however, it is the student/parents responsibility to bank on these opportunities. Currently, as a incoming senior, I have already taken 2 Advanced Placement, 2 Sullivan County Community College and 1 Syracuse University Project Advance classes and aspire to take up to eight in my two remaining semesters. Along with these three fantastic programs are the National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society and loads of extra curricular activities; such as our long withstanding Debate/Speech program and many sports opportunities. Monticello gets a rap from the wrong people. While Monticello is in a tricky place that often sees a lot of violence, the school is very safe and, with the compliance of your child, can easily propel your son/daughter onto heights that are rather unattainable in normal public schools.

- submitted by a student
November 12, 2013
Monticello is what you make of it. There are multiple opportunities to succeed, including the College in the Classroom and AP programs. The teachers are very supportive and want you to do the absolute best that you can, and some will not accept less than your best. The teachers help you succeed and are willing to go the extra mile for the students that speak up and ask for help. It is easy to form interpersonal relationship with Monticello teachers, as most of them are very pleasant, personable people who are a lot of fun to be around and will help you to learn the material, and they find ways for students to learn that are fun and engaging. For students who are struggling, there are support systems in place like after-school tutoring in most subjects and the student support suite, where students can go during the day and after school to receive extra help with math and reading if they need it. As a recent graduate from Monticello, I can say that my Monticello experience has prepared me for college. Monti High is a safe environment, even though there are a few fights every year. Fights are often diffused before they even begin, which is what makes MHS a safe learning environment.

- submitted by a student
June 22, 2012
I was a student here and currently have a younger sibling graduating this year. In the past 10 years, the school and the town have gone steadily downhill. Both are full of drugs and gang activity along with violence. Bullying is a huge issue and neither is a safe place for children. DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILDREN TO MONTICELLO OR SURROUNDING TOWNS! This is not a safe area and will not get better!

- submitted by a student
February 27, 2012
this school is the worse school you can go to. my child went to this school since she was in 1st grade and there was so many problems with the students and teachers and the school it's self . we had to move to middletown cause we could not take it anymore middletown is way better than monticello. since we moved back here 2011 in the middle school there been nothing but trouble this school need to change big time our there gonna be in deep trouble

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2012
Some people on here are saying that Monticello high has a lot of gang activity, and fights, I am currently a junior and have to say, I have not see anything gang related, and there aren't many fights. The only fight that I have ever seen have happened due to rumors, and things said on social networks, like facebook or twitter. If your child has gotten in to fights, maybe its for that reason. Despite it's reputation and it's location, I think Monticello is a pretty good school. I think that all of the teachers are helpful and supportive, and want us to do the best that we can. Also, I personally, have not seen any drug, nor have I heard of any drugs. Even though I won't say that Monticello is the best school in the world, it's really not that bad.

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2011
I wish i could give this school no stars. From gangs, to drugs to the numerous amout of fight my child felt unsafe here. Thankfully we moved soon after my eldest child started 9th grade. She was very greatful that she no longer had to attend that school. She was sad to leave her friends but i had to get my kids out of there. The elementary schools arent bad though. This was the worst school ever!

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
I recently moved back to the city from Monticello. Monticello is far superior to any NYC school. The teachers are wonderful, helpful and they actually care. The grass isn't always greener. I wish I had stayed in Monticello for the sake of my childrens education. Monticello's fine arts program is the best that I have seen , my daughter came out of there playing 4 different instuments and acting in theatre. My son is learning disabled and the help he recieved in the middle school was fantastic. I would move back to Monticello just for the school system.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 07, 2010
I believe that the monticello high school is what you make of it. I hear parents say how there child is below average in this school. well my daughter graduated with honors and is in college for criminal justice and is an A student. It has to do with the push from the parent also not just the teachers. I attended this scholl and didnt make it but there are children doing it all the time. yes the area has changed but thats because the authoritys in our area dont push for all the right reasons. its time to get the dealers off the street and bounce this area back to life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 15, 2008
I went to this school many years ago, as did my parents years before. My children then attended this school until it became necessary to transfer to a different school and believe me... it was necessary. One of my children was and remained an honor student. The other was challenged with learning disabilities. BOTH struggled at Monticello High School emotionally and thus physically trying to maintain balance in such a negative environment. Teachers are restricted in dealing with discipline issues. In a depressed area such as Sullivan County and specifically Monticello is, one can expect the gang activity to increase as most don't have the finances to leave the area as we were so fortunate to do.

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August 20, 2008
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January 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 06, 2007
This school has many problems it needs to resolve. Some teacher are wonderful, however some are not. The school is trying to change policies and such, but they really are making bad choices. Monticello High School has the potential to become a good school, but however it will take sometime. They need to focus less on what sports, and they have to focus on the academics. Hopefully, they will fix all the problems with their policies and people will realize everything Monticello has to offer. Till then i believe this school is very much below average.

- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2006
As a student, I could not have a picked a better school to attend. The teachers are very involved and dedicated to my sucess. A wonderful place to come and learn.

- submitted by a student
June 13, 2006
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- submitted by a staff
June 06, 2006
Good school in the middle of upstate.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2006
The Monticello High School has , so far, been a wonderful experience for my 10th grade daughter as well as myself. The teachers have been receptive and helpful to my daughter's needs. There are a variety of extra-curricular activities and a wonderful music program. The one down side is that there have been many administrative changes recently. They are making efforts to correct this situation. They are always on the lookout for new and innovative programs and initiatives.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2004
This school is wonderfully diverse, but mose of the students are extremely apathetic. The education is not that excellent, even thought I am in honors classes. There are also no football, lacrosse, or hockey teams.

- submitted by a student
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Monticello High School
39 Breakey Ave, Monticello, NY  12701
(845) 794-8840
Last modified Monticello 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.
Monticello High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews.