I'm very happy with MGHS. They have a challenging curriculum, huge assortment of extracurricular activities including strong athletic and music programs and engaged teachers who care. My daughter has a disability and the school support couldn't be better. I'm glad I chose to live in Monona.
Small school environment which is having to deal with larger school issues such as: race issues, student attitude issues and clique issues to name a few. the school does provide a positive and strong academic feel if a student is willing to commit. The school has a good music and athletic programs.
The academic side is very strong. Students learn a lot. There is not a lot of diversity but that is mostly due to the Monona and Cottage Grove area's not having a lot of diversity. Their is a lot of help granted to those who need it with a lot of specialty teachers there for people with different disabilities or just people who struggle at school. The teachers can be strict but they really prepare you for the real world. If you mess up on a test you don't get a ton of retakes or anything. The school has drama but not more than any other high school. Sports mean a lot to this school and there is a lot of school spirit. People for the most part support all athletics and music. I like it here because of the AP classes offered and the nice teachers.