Monroe High School Reviews
Rating 3.73 out of 5 292 reviews
I'd say the AP teachers are great. They're here for you, and want you to do the best. I think I only had one bad experience with a teacher out of the 10 AP classes that I took. I'd also say that the school offers a lot of AP classes which looks great on your transcript. The classes are difficult, but doable. There are noticeable cliques, and you might fit within one of them. Food is alright. I think my only dislike is their class schedules with eight periods and semester long classes instead.
I think we had some great teachers that really wanted to help us succeed but there was some other teachers where it felt like they really didn't want us to succeed. From my experience in mostly honors and AP classes, more teachers held us very accountable and prepared us well for out college future.
Monroe high school was very welcoming. The only reason I took a star was because some teachers can be inflexible with the covid restrictions students have
Lots of bigotry, none of the staff care. They see bullying happen and they let it because they're afraid of conflict. I got spit on and called a slur in the middle of class. The teacher watched the whole thing and then I was the one that got sent to the hall and in trouble because I was being "too emotional". For reference, all I did was told the kid to stop, and when they started being even meaner, I cried as silently as possible. And they thought I was in the wrong for "being too emotional". It's ridiculous. If you are lgbt+, poc, or in any other minority, be wary of this school.
This school is consistently working to provide more resources, clubs, and organizations for a variety of pruposes.
Monroe High School is not an extraordinary place, it's a fairly small high school set in a small town. There's very little diversity which means there's many forms of discrimination that exists. They're well known for their drama and musical performances, but the sports are average and there's not much student involvement. Although the staff and administration try promoting student inclusivity and equality in the school community, their efforts do not reflect their purpose statement. As a student who is graduating from here, I would say that my readiness for college is a reflection of my own pursuit meaning, the school does not set you up for success when making the transition from high school to college. The extent of their preparation is having each student complete a "High School and Beyond Plan" which most students don't take seriously.
I have been attending MHS for 3 years and I am currently a junior. All of my teachers have been genuinely involved and dedicated to my success in the classroom and it made me feel very supported. The music program is one of the best in the state and the Band director along with the singing and drama teacher are extremely talented and passionate. The arts and sports of the school are supported well and a pleasure to be involved in. A change I would like to see is a diversity is resources for BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ Students at the school. While I feel many individual teachers support these students, I think the school should install a regulated support system for them. I am also currently petitioning MHS to install more reward systems in the school as a motivator and positive reinforcement for the work students complete during these hard times. Overall I am proud to be a Bearcat at Monroe High.
Monroe high school is a good school. Although, they lack in a few places especially after covid protocols. 70 minute classes four times a day every week with half that on Fridays. Leaving barely any time for a student to balance home obligations (which raise with being at home) and school. They also split the classes so now AP is only a semester long class instead of a year long. This is annoying I have to cram to study for AP tests now. Not only that I'll be cramming to learn everything in AP chemistry just before the test while recalling everything in AP World History modern. This is a great school, they just need to change a couple things.
Monroe High school was an average school. The teachers were all really nice, but it felt like the staff was trying too hard to make the school have community. This made school spirit feel forced and turned people off from showing school spirit. However, they try hard to make everyone feel included in some way and offer countless activities and clubs. I wish they had a sports bus so that I could have done more sports after school my freshman and sophomore year since I couldn’t drive myself until the end of sophomore year.
Going to Monroe High School was a life changing expereince for me. I cherished the school spirit we have at Monroe High School and how we all come together as a community. I already miss those friday night games with all my peers and running on the track and field with my friends during track practice. Never before have I met so much welcoming people before when I had moved there my sophmore year of school. A place I will never forget. The teachers there were so kind and had helped me so much become the student I am today. Some of my teachers would even stay after school and during their lunch time to help me better myself and my learning. I'm not gonna lie before I came to Monroe my grades were not the best my first quarter during freshman year of high school, but that got changed around real quickly. I am now a student who almost always has all A's. One thing about Monroe that was a bit odd was that my father during my junior year went to the prison right next to my school.
Just like most schools, there are the teachers that are supportive and nice, and the teachers that are snappy and no fun. For me, I had a fair mix of both, but it wasn't the end of the world. The students aren't the greatest, and the atmosphere isn't the healthiest, but I can imagine that there's much worse, so it wasn't all that bad. There is a small selection of AP classes, but there are many classes that offer college credit despite not being AP. The school was mostly always clean and the bathrooms were okay, but I never went into them very often. There is an issue with drug usage that isn't being handled too well, but you won't see anything too bad if you aren't looking for it. The fields and areas for sports are decent, and the school plays are good. The school isn't terrible, but it's not amazing either. It's just okay.
Monroe High School has over 50 electives to choose from and a great diversity of engineering programs like FIRST Robotics and Manufacturing Core Plus.
I really liked that at Monroe every student can find at least one teacher or counselor or administrator to have a connection with.
Most of the teachers were really nice and cared about their students. I really enjoyed all the school spirit our school has.
I like the people and the teachers at Monroe High School. There are so many teachers who care so much about their students and really want to make their lives better. Something I would like to see change is that the Administration isn't always the most helpful and there have been many times that the ideas of students are ignored or the administration just off the bat says that an idea is too difficult without actually giving it any thought. They also tend to get upset at small things like a teacher missing hall duty in order to help a student when they should be focusing on bigger problems.
Monroe High School was good until they changed our schedule to eight periods. Switching to eight periods really added much more stress and anxiety about grades and not being able to see your teacher everyday since we had to alternate between four classes each day.
The students and teachers at Monroe High School are kind and devoted. I just wish more teachers would understand that we, as students, have 8 classes total, and they should not give out as much homework as they do. This year we have converted to a Block Schedule with 8 classes, which has added a lot of stress and complications to the lives of everyone. It is not the best fit for all.