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Monticello High School

Public | 9-12 | 1103 students

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Posted August 9, 2014

Worst school I've gone too all they care about it the sports they just tell all the seniors turning 18 or Juniors to drop out because they can and then they act like they didn't know what happened . needs a new principal a new coaching staff and new teachers any other school in albemarle would be better.


Posted February 25, 2012

One of the best High schools I've enrolled my kids in, excellent Academic choices, great staff, good values. Wonderful environment, overall the best Hight School to deal with as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

Great school! It has matured and really developed in a positive way since it was first established just 10 years ago. My child is in all advanced honors and AP courses. An excellent choice if a parent wants a school that values its diverse population, with a strong emphasis on academic excellence, welcoming environment, excellent facilities a nd values engaging the community. compliments from parents. It has a good athletics dept but uneven in its commitment to athletics. Some sports heavily supported, others not as much. Overall, a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

Monticello Public High School has a grate educational program and a grate faculty that cares about the student. MHS has grate academic standings in almost all of the courses offered at the school. MHS has one of the best athletic standing in all of Virginia. Winning a State Football championship in 2007-2008 season the first championship title in the 10 year history of the school (founded in 1998). MHS has the highest SOL passing rate in Jefferson district and is one of the top in academics
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

When Haun came to MHS I was ELATED. He does a wonderful job and should not have to run interference with unruly, unparented kids. He is a principal, not a warden. Two of mine have passed thru with Billy and I could not have been more pleased. My Sr. carries a 4.50 weighed GPA and has only met 1 or 2 teachers not worth her time. Sports are top notch too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2006

I can only compare my students activity here at MHS, to his previous school experiences. My son has blossomed here and is achieving his goals. The staff and ancillary personnel lead by the principal are doing what is necessary to give our students the education they deserve and are entitled to in America. We need to stand behind them in their efforts to provide for this generation of citizens. Concerned parents need to work with instead of critizing MHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2006

My child turned 18 during the school year and they basically told my child they were free to drop out since they were 18 years old! I was so upset from the coaching staff, to the counselor, to the principal, to the superintendent's office, if I could have done somthing to them I would have! They got to live out thier lives and then just tell a new 18 year old, 'hey you can drop out if you want to'! My child had good grades and was well liked, I could see if they were a problem student, but even if they were a bad child, the overall comments and lack of concern was too much to bear!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2006

These comments sound like they were written by students! We have our 3rd student at MHS and have found teachers and principals extremely concerned and willing to go the extra mile to work with willing students who show initiative to help themselves. Don't blame teachers/principals for students who don't take initiative to work, improve, seek help and accept help. Several times we have met with teachers who have bent over backwards to show our students how to improve with study habits, writing assignments, accuracy, etc. These other comments are too vague to allow a poor conception of our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2006

Mr Haun doesn't cut the mustard. A new principle is needed. Mr Jones was great. Very poor leadership and example. Teachers are okay. The building is extraordinary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2006

Monticello High is not a very nice school. NICE SCHOOL BUILDING, but staff thats really hateful and not willing to help you or your childs needs. Its run like the a junior high school and the kids are treated as such. The Prinicipal is Awful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

This school has trouble on every level. The teaching staff does what they can, but it is more like a middle school than a high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

There are hardly any freedoms or privledges granted to students due to the new principle. There are virtually no senior privledges and not many school activities. MHS has sacrificed enjoyment for test scores and reputation.
—Submitted by a student


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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.
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 76% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 83% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 89% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 87% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
94%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 85% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
World History I

The state average for World History I was 84% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
World History II

The state average for World History II was 85% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students51%
Female students48%
Male students53%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial69%
White students48%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Algebra II

All Students84%
Female students82%
Male students85%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial85%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Biology

All Students90%
Female students94%
Male students87%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial80%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Chemistry

All Students81%
Female students78%
Male students84%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial69%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Earth Science

All Students92%
Female students90%
Male students94%
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial100%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English94%

English: Reading

All Students89%
Female students89%
Male students89%
Black students87%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial91%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English91%

English: Writing

All Students83%
Female students87%
Male students80%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial69%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English84%

Geometry

All Students78%
Female students79%
Male students78%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial71%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English80%

History and Social Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Virginia and United States History

All Students80%
Female students74%
Male students87%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English81%

World Geography

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

World History I

All Students85%
Female students80%
Male students90%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students91%
Proficient in English85%

World History II

All Students79%
Female students68%
Male students88%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial83%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

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

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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1400 Independence Way
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 244-3100

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