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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
James Monroe High School is a public school located in North Hills, CA. It has 2,342 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
9229 Haskell Ave.
North Hills, CA 91343
Telephone
(818) 830-4200
Website

James Monroe High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1040
121 responses
Average ACT
24
25 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$51,538
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,241
National
$949
Median Home Value
$496,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Football games
    28%
  • School dances
    16%
  • Basketball games
    15%
  • Soccer matches
    10%
  • Holiday Events
    8%
  • Baseball games
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,342
Free or Reduced Lunch
84%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,041
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,054/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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Before entering highschool my parents didnt want me to attend that school because of the bad reputation that it has. After a while of convincing them, I ended up going there and I'm extremely glad that I did. I ended up making amazing friends, meeting great teachers, counselors and staff. No matter who you are, or where you come from you will find yourself to feel like you belong somewhere because even if it doesn't seem like it, everyone cares for one another. You'll find someone to bond with. Monroe provides different SLC's from Arts, Media, and Entertainment, Public Service which includes Fire Academy, Law & Government also known as the Magnet Program, which also includes Police Academy, and last but not least, Engineering and Design, which has ONE OF THE BEST ROBOTICS team! Now that I'm a senior I feel like I got to explore so much and also learned alot about myself and others around me.
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Personally, I really loved Monroe. If you are in the magnet, the workload can be a lot, especially in honors classes; however, the work you put in the end is very rewarding. The campus was pretty clean. Administrators are....something else. They are fussy and discriminatory toward magnet students, mainly because they don't understand the regular school's resources are given to magnet students and because they don't like that magnet students don't submit to "authority." The Law and Gov't magnet really helps you have a greater understanding of law. Teachers are wonderfull and caring.
I personally loved the Law and Government magnet in James Monroe High. Besides promoting civic responsibility, their curriculum develops critical thinking through trials, debates, historical simulations, internships, and community-service opportunities. Not to mention the extraordinary job teachers and staff provided as they developed a college preparatory program that offered students the rigorous coursework necessary for them to attain their career goals, whether they lie within the law or some other field of study.