My wife and I were disppointed with James Monroe Elementary and have moved our children to another school. The teachers do an extraordinary job with the resources they are given but they are hamstrung by poor leadership from the principal. The principal does not challenge students and does not encourages the teachers to do this either. When we've complimented teachers on challenging things they've done in class they've indicated that it is in spite of the principal. This non-challenging environment permeates through the school and it helps none of the students but especially hinders the average and above average as they fall behind their peers. An example is that the principal told us parents at a conference that we shouldn't do math flashcards with our kids. We ignored his recommendation and only after doing such did our children make progress in math. As mentioned we moved our children to another school. They started out behind their peers but are now performing well and enjoying school again. I cannot recommend James Monroe Elementary as a great school until there is a new principal or the learning environment changes.
About This School
Monroe Elementary School is a public elementary school in Everett. The principal of Monroe Elementary School is Gerard Holzman. 505 students go to Monroe Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 38% of the 505 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Monroe Elementary School is 20:1. Valley View Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||1%||%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.6%||1%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||38%||36%|
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