School Details

Monroe Elementary School

402 West Colorado Boulevard, Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 471-2300
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 463 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

50%
50%
56%
52%
52%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Monrovia Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
38%
46%
62%
62%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Monrovia Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
71%
65%
65%
79%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Monrovia Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
64%
60%
60%
65%
65%
34%
54%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Monrovia Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Monroe Elementary School is a public elementary school in Monrovia. The principal of Monroe Elementary School is Cindy Lathrop, who can be contacted at clathrop@monrovia.k12.ca.us. 463 students attend Monroe Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 25% of the Monroe Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 78% of the 463 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Monroe Elementary School is 19:1. Mayflower Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 9%
Hispanic 68% 55%
Asian 5% 3%
Filipino 4% 2%
Unspecified 3% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 15% 25%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 5952%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 49%
Limited English proficiency 25% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Seeing other comments make people think. I was a student at this school and now my children are currently attending if parents would speak to teachers PTA moms and get more involve they wouldn't have a problem...Now as for the teachers that my children have had they have always been really helpful and tried helping my kids out with their difficulties. The office staff are also very helpful and they have programs for those in need who cannot afford to purchase uniforms etc. they take your child and supply them. I have nothing to complain about since everyone at this school helps the children one way or another.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child attended this school for four years. Like all schools we have good and bad teachers. But the principal truly cares for the students and the staff are great. PTA is awesome. What is lacking is parent involvement! We need more to get involved!

  • (2 years ago)

    Monroe is a school that shines! The principal is always present approachable and has a depth of caring a parent would hope to find in an elementary school. With her leadership the schoolhas an outstanding Dual-immersion program that has dedicated teachers. The PTA produces fun and engaging activites for the kids( based on little help from parents). So sad I had to move and lose out on such a great school!

  • (3 years ago)

    Monroe Elementary is a school that has seen lots of improvement over the years. Now a Title 1 achieving as well as a California Distinguished School. The teachers and staff truly give their best for the students. They have a unicycle team and now they offer a Dual Language immersion program. The spirit of community and cooperation is amazing. We have been very happy with the academic progress shown by our kids in these 4 years.

  • (4 years ago)

    Monroe schools is moving forward in unbelievable ways. Grade level teaming is addressing individual student's needs like no other school in Monrovia. Teacher designed programs are focusing on individual needs in creative academic groupings. I have seen students meet with success both my own and their peers. Hats off to this experienced staff! Welcoming staff and friendly parents are making a really big difference in students lives. I'm proud to be part of Monroe successes!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Monroe is typical of most schools. There are very dedicated teachers and there are those who are less so. The administration is working on making the learning experience for children less dependent on the particular teacher each student is assigned to on the first day of school but this is a work in progress. Our three children received excellent educations because we actively involved ourselves in their school. When parents teachers and children all work together and are all accountable great things happen. Go Lions!

  • (6 years ago)

    Monroe has under gone a few changes in the last 2 years. I have 2 kids at Monroe and compared to friends at other schools in the district ours lacks many things. Our parent group is exclusive the teachers dont seem to want parents to volunteer in the classroom. The principal is not very welcoming. This school does not take as many field trips or have as many classroom parties as the other schools. I think they have lower scores than the other schools and they do not honor requests to have teachers based on need. Very few extra curricular activites and assemblies. The other schools seem very visible.

  • (6 years ago)

    Monroe has come along way since the last review was written. The new principle has made alot of wonderful changes to the school.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a parent of 2 children in Monroe I would have to say that it is severely lacking. There is virtually no parent involvement and this is fostered by the school itself. The teachers do a great job with the limited leadership and supplies they are given. This is a credit to the teachers themselves and not the school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Monroe has just added a music appreciation/singing program for 1st 2nd and 3rd graders. There is already a instrumental music program for 4th and 5th graders. I am pleased to see this move towards encouraging music in all grade levels!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school seemed to discourage parent involvement. Art music and PE were all but nonexistant and not once did my daughter do a cute school play. This school was a big part of our motivation to move away from Monrovia. The only thing good I have to say about it is that the teachers are wonderful and work hard with what they have.

  • (9 years ago)

    Lack of music art PE and other extracurricular activities makes this school less than average. Excellent after school program that involves the children in local and national activities.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school lacks quality social interactions between children teachers and parents. They do not encourage parental involvment. For an 'All American City' our children are not allowed to acknowledge nor express individuality or American holidays. Though many great Teachers stay on and attempt to foster our children I am very disappointed in this school and the Principle. Shame!

  • (10 years ago)

    Monroe has come a long way in the past 5 or 6 years. The teachers are experienced and dedicated to making sure each child is challenged at the level they can best excel. The principal is young and had little experience coming in but has really grown a lot in the past 4 years. He has done a great job in guiding our school along the path to excellence. Monroe has won the Title I Achieving Schools Award for the past 2 years and this year received the California Distinguished School Award. If more of the parents would step up to be involved I believe Monroe could be the very best school in the district.

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