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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Monticello High School is a highly rated, public school located in Charlottesville, VA. It has 1,141 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
Address
1400 Independence Way
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Telephone
(434) 244-3100
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Monticello High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1180
203 responses
Average ACT
27
39 responses
AP Enrollment
33%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    NG
  2. Good for Families
    NG
  3. Housing
    NG
Median Household Income
$54,739
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,089
National
$949
Median Home Value
$277,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Football games
    25%
  • Valentine's Day is always fun
    19%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Lacrosse Games
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Any band competitions
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,141
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,118
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,600/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Monticello High School is a place that surely has its faults, I'm not going to say it doesn't. However, it's a place where many different kinds of people connect everyday. People get along well at MHS and it's cool to see because in this day and age, society is becoming more and more critiquing of how people dress and how they act. None of that really matters because of the positive atmosphere that the school promotes, making anyone who commits any bad act such as bullying seem out of place. I believe that our school has good facilities and meets the basic needs of every student. We also have events such as "Lovefest" which is a celebration in Valentines Day in which various students participate in to make the day lively and hilarious in some instances. I'm a student who doesn't really hang out with a lot of people so I'm describing the school as someone who has been there as well as somebody who maybe might not be too familiar with the building and the atmosphere.
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Monticello is an exceptional place of learning! The teachers, staff, and administration genuinely care about the students. The building is beautiful and bright. The students are caring and considerate; in the wake of the Charlottesville riots they were brave and helpful. Go Mustangs!
I appreciate the variety of course levels offered. There are quite a few AP and honors-level classes to choose from, in addition to regular classes. The teachers I’ve had are very good. Many of them are especially passionate about their subject matter and about teaching, in general. There is a wide range of extracurricular activities offered, as well as a number of competitive sports. The student body is big enough to warrant a number of unique opportunities, but still not too overwhelming.