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Monroe County School District is an above average, public school district located in Key West, FL. It has 8,578 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
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Monroe County School District Reviews
My experience going to school in Monroe County was poor. Unless you where a White Non-Hispanic student whose parents were easily making six figures, you where pretty much useless to the administration. One of the administrators who was In charge of preparing the students for college, Ms.Harris, would tell all of the rich caucasian kids to "Apply to all of the most expensive UnIversities! You can study to be anything you want! A doctor? A lawyer? Maybe something in STEM?" but of course to my low-income African American friends,"Maybe you gentlemen can work in repairing AC's? or become a Janitor! they have great benefits!" This is when I realized how much harder it will be for us low-income students who are first generation college students. We do not have someone to take us by our hand and show us every step of the way. Coral Shores showed me that they clearly do not have the energy or capacity to help us who need it the most.
I’ve been in the monroe county school system for the last 12 years and I can definitely say they are a good system but they could use some Change. Like looking over the ability of there teachers, I can’t say how many times some of them just didn’t know how to teach and they came in and warned them that they were going to be observing and it just defeated the purpose because the teacher changed there whole style and went back to the normal thing the next day.
I liked the sense of community that the Monroe County School District gives. Graduating high school from Key West High, was definitely a cool experience. I loved that they gave out so many scholarships right before graduation. It really shows that they wanted their kids to succeed in the future, and they wanted to give back. Teacher wise, it is very weak. At some points they were so understaffed that they were having history teachers try to teach math, and math teachers teaching science. This made it difficult on the students who had to self teach themselves many times, I know I had to and it was frustrating. The administration is down there with the teachers--at times I felt that I was being helped very often and to the extent that I needed but other times I felt that no one cared to help me and would sometimes be ignored.