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James Monroe High School

Public | 7-12 | 1190 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2012

I think Monroe has some good students. Otherwise, the students would not recognize that bad students make bad schools and good students make good schools. I've graduated but that was how it was when I went to Monroe. The more good students, the better the school.


Posted September 18, 2012

i attenended monroe and graduated from monroe(2012). I would say that monroes staff ecspecially the teachers and admin. that i have encountered have been very supportive and caring to me . i believe that as a student it is up to us to show that we are commited to being there and the teachers respond to that and will do more for you because it show that you are not wasting their time monroe is improving as a whole so be supportive of the movement . besides this the proble if any is the student to student relationship and cutural bariers among students. that is the real issue that should be disscused. shout out to ms. muddle, ms. hanes, ms. richmond, mr. van orm. in my opinion these are some of the best teachers in the district


Posted March 2, 2012

I'm a 12th grade student at Monroe Highschool, I would like to say the teachers care more about there pay-check then the students passing. As well with that the students disturb the class in anyway they can. I believe that the Greece School District is better then Rochester City School District!


Posted April 6, 2011

i go to monroe and it's not a bad school but there not the best teacher's do not be there for the kids most one's iknow


Posted October 7, 2009

I am a Teacher at Monroe Highschool, and I would like to thank you for caring enough to rate this school. I rate this school above average Among the City schools of Rochester. Monroe High is improving, I care about the school, and know many other teachers who care, in fact I would argue the MAJORITY. This can be a very demanding and thankless job, and we need more students and parents to get involved in the educational process. This year has shown many improvements already and the atmosphere in the school has changed greatly in the past four years. I love working here, and know many teachers who would rather work here than any other school in rochester. If you would like to get involved see any of the teachers to start a club, or ask the principal, we need more involved students and parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 6, 2009

i am a student at this school and i find that the majority of the teachers care more about a paycheck then your students education. To many rules gives no freedom. Not many clubs except sports and drama. I wouldn't rate this school very high.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2004

My sons experience at this school was very bad. They did not support my sons, educationally or socially. I had to involve other organizations just to get help for my sons. Now that is sad, needless to say they went one year and no longer going to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
1%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
4%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

207 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
1%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
16%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
1%

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
9%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
11%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
6%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
33%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
57%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
28%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
40%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
56%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
36%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Not migrant0%

Chemistry

All Students9%
Female7%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant9%

Earth Science

All Students20%
Female21%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
General population23%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant20%

English

All Students33%
Female37%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities6%
General population42%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%

Geometry

All Students33%
Female33%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%

Global History and Geography

All Students32%
Female33%
Male31%
African American34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities7%
General population39%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant32%

Integrated Algebra

All Students41%
Female40%
Male41%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities12%
General population49%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%

Living Environment

All Students43%
Female42%
Male45%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities14%
General population49%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant43%

Physics

All Students17%
Female9%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Not migrant17%

U.S. History and Government

All Students30%
Female36%
Male24%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities5%
General population36%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant30%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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
Hispanic 1 56% 23%
Black 1 38% 19%
White 2 4% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 131%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 291%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 20%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Rochester, NY 14607
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