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Monroe High School

Public | 9-12 | 811 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2013

Monroe High Is A Great School Although I wish They Wouldn't Focus So Much on Dress Code...But As Far As Education goes Its In A Good/Grey Area Tutoring Is Held Everyday Except Wednesdays;Because There Are Teacher-Principal Meetings.And Tests Are Given Every Friday And As Far As I'm Concerned Grades Are Rising NOT Dropping Its Just What Others Have Heard About MHS In The PAST
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2012

Iam a student at Monroe high and i think its a great school people talk so much and say its bad but the teachers are amazing and are there to help you when you need help everyone has there own problems but when it comes down to learn there are alot of great students at monroe that other school would love to have (: Monroe High Is A Great School
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2009

The school is more concerned with dress code than academics. Its ridiculous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I am a graduate of Monroe High School, and I believe that Monroe's bad reputation is completely undeserved. The teachers are great and, more importantly, they really care about the students. Sports and extra-curriculars are fun and accepting of new members. Many believe Monroe is a dangerous school, but I never felt like I was in danger. The administration can occassionally be lax, but when it comes down to it they are willing to do anything to help their students. Overall, I would recommend Monroe High to any parent. The diversity is often looked down upon, but I believe it is the foundation upon which the school sits. The lessons I learned from that particular environment are invaluable. I am very pleased with the education I received there, and where it has gotten me, into a Top 10 Liberal Arts College. I couldn't have asked for more.


Posted November 12, 2008

I think Monroe High is a great school. It really bothers me when people from other schools label Monroe High as the bad school or shall I say not up to par when there are problems in their school as well, it is just kept on the hush hush. The staff there is wonderful and the kids can get a great education.


Posted April 22, 2005

While the sports, and other extra-curricular activities are great the saftey and disipline is very poor. The administration over-looks many of these problems. This school is very diverse though the administation focuses on african-americans as the main student body and even has what is called a black fact of the day. This causes the african-american students to stick together and look down on the caucasians and latinos.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2004

My daughter is currently attending monroe high school. She views it as a lesson in the real world. She encounters experiences everyday, that she will deal with after her scholastic career. This is a high school where their diversity is one of their greatest assets, and the students there welcome it, and learn from different cultures. The teachers are fantastic, and their willing to go the extra mile to help each student, because the majority of the students there come from a socially challenged background, and the students know that the only way to succeed is by a strong educational foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

225 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

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Blackn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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13%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

219 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

227 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

176 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students13%
Female11%
Male15%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students14%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students20%
Female16%
Male23%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students21%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Academically gifted72%

English II

All Students24%
Female29%
Male18%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students25%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 44% 14%
Black 42% 26%
White 12% 52%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Monroe Middle School
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Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best high schools in America- Bronze Medal (2008)
  • Met expected growth for state of North Carolina (2008)

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:04pm
School Leader's name
  • Brad Breedlove
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (704) 296-3138

Programs

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Ptso, athletic boosters, volunteers
More from this school
  • At Monroe High School our students, teachers and administration take great pride in being a three-year recipient of the coveted Super Safe Schools Award (2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-08) and remained focused on improving each day in hopes of raising the bar on safety by becoming the only high school in Union County to receive the award four years running. Monroe High School has earned national recognition for its academic improvements over the past two school years (2006-2007, 2007-2008) when it was selected as a Bronze medalist by US NEWS & World Reports. Monroe High School is named in the December 10, 2007 issue and in the December 15, 2008 issue during their recognition of the top schools in the nation.
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Monroe, NC 28112
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