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Monticello High School

Public | 9-12 | 933 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 5, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 7, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 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.


Posted December 8, 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


Posted June 6, 2006

Good school in the middle of upstate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 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


Posted 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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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 64% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
80%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

21 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

314 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

243 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
72%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

284 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students60%
Students with disabilities20%
General population70%

English

All Students80%
Students with disabilities45%
General population87%

Geometry

All Students55%
Students with disabilities38%
General population57%

Global History and Geography

All Students58%
Students with disabilities23%
General population66%

Integrated Algebra

All Students67%
Students with disabilities35%
General population82%

Living Environment

All Students59%
Students with disabilities33%
General population70%

Physics

All Students59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students77%
Students with disabilities45%
General population85%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 48%
Black 24% 19%
Hispanic 22% 23%
Asian 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 24%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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39 Breakey Ave
Monticello, NY 12701
Phone: (845) 794-8840

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