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Monroe Alternative Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 462 students

 

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Posted February 20, 2014

Is very Good School,my son is in Grade 6, has earned the motivation, inspiration and above all, attention from their teachers and principal Sr
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2013

My grandson attended Monroe last year for 8th grade after coming to live with us. I cannot say enough about the teacher and staff support given to my grandson while trying to adapt to his new environment both at home and in school. The school expects each student to do their best work and they provide a challenging curriculum. I loved the online grading program so as parents you can stay on top of your students progress. The Accelerated Reader program encourages independent reading by each student. The teachers were receptive to email or phone calls and were great about returning responses to address concerns. The principal, Mr. Freeman, sends a phone message each Sunday with school updates to keep families informed of school activities and weekly expectations. Communication is key especially with tweens. Parental involvement could be better but I understand with most parents working it is difficult for most.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2013

Monroe is a very good school! It has good academics from what my child says... But leadership and involvement wise, they could do much better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

This school has poor acadimics also the sports are greal and volleyball team is very good coached by mrs.Philmoor and they are 2 time city and division champions
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2009

I am unsatisfied with this schools preformence. Though Monroe might be a top school it's prefomance did not reach my high standard goals.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2008

Monroe teachers hold the kids to a higher level of responsibility than do most of the high schools that I'm familiar with. I believe their higher grading structure prepares the kids for the rigourous requirements of college prep courses in high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

this school is the best school around. all CCS should be more like Monroe Traditional Alternative Middle School!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2008

Monroe Middle School is an outstanding school. The school has many wonderful programs to offer students. The school is very structured, and orderly. Students are required to wear uniforms to school each day. Students are taught by high qualified, caring teachers. The teachers for the most part are some of the best in Columbus. The administrators are very visible and accessible by email, phone, face to face, and cell phone. Monroe MS has improved it rating on the Ohio State Report Card to 'effective'. The school also has maintained a positive 'value added' rating for the past two years. I would urge parents and any other interested families to visit the school. I know that you will be pleased.


Posted August 1, 2008

Monroe is a great school. I understand that the children are unruly and what not but that isn't the schools fault. The school has amazing test scores and curriculum and they allow the students to express who they are. I know this as an experience, because my daughter attends this school at the moment. She has been in this school for two years and as she puts it 'it rocksm' Monroe is an excellent school to attend
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

The discipline in this school is horrible they show favoritism in this school and I would not recommend this school to anyone let alone any columbus city school. Your tax dollars are not going to far are they
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2008

the safety and discuipline in school is horriable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

the academic programs are exellenta and the children there are full of spirt
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2005

My youngest daughter attended from 1999-2001. Upon graduation I was very much impressed with Monroe Alternative Middle. The principal was hands on and the faculty and staff were also very supportive towards the students. This year 2005, my son will begin attendance at Monroe, and I am very excited by this. However things have changed staffwise. There is a new principal and I would imagine other new employees as well. Still Monroe maintains that imagine and reputation of requiring excellence and accepting only the best from and of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2005

Monroe is one of the very best middle schools Columbus Public Schools have! We send are child across town so that she can go to a good school where she is able to do at grade level work and take advanced classes. Most middle schools are 1 to 2 years behind their grade level. Monroe also has an excellent band and instrumental program. Monroe students participate in math works, spelling bee, science fair and reading contests etc. Children that have been identified as gifted get to enjoy alot of educational field trips to Columbus State, Museums etc. The principal and staff are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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 75% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students51%
Female54%
Male49%
Black, non-Hispanic50%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled13%
Non-disabled61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female49%
Male46%
Black, non-Hispanic49%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled13%
Non-disabled56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female42%
Male57%
Black, non-Hispanic49%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled19%
Non-disabled57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female74%
Male65%
Black, non-Hispanic67%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled31%
Non-disabled78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
Black, non-Hispanic54%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Disabled21%
Non-disabled65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black, non-Hispanic82%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled50%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students42%
Female41%
Male43%
Black, non-Hispanic38%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Disabled29%
Non-disabled46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Met Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 6MetMet
Grade 7MetMet
Grade 8MetMet

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
83 (2011)
 
83 (2010)
 
81 (2009)
 
86 (2008)

0
60
120

About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 89% 16%
White 5% 74%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Hispanic N/A 4%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 4%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A47%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 22%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kevin L. Freeman
Fax number
  • (614) 365-8389

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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474 North Monroe Ave
Columbus, OH 43203
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