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About This School

James Monroe Elementary School is a public elementary school in Norfolk. The principal of James Monroe Elementary School is Mrs. Cassandra Duke-washington. 460 children attend James Monroe Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 91% of the 460 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at James Monroe Elementary School is 12:1. Ghent School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 94% 63%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 23%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 58%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am in absolute awe on how this school is coming along. Our family has been a part of the community for 3 years. At first were not comfortable due to the fact that this was an up and coming school. But after being there for almost 3 years I have no regrets on bringing them to James Monroe. They have an all star staff! Their School Counselor is amazing and the communication is awesome. I am a Very Proud Parent and will represent this school to my fullest ability. I encourage diversity and this school encouraging that as well. Both hands up. My children LOVE going to school and are very comfortable here. I am especially like how the community is involved that is a huge plus. They really put in perspective that its takes parents to have a child but a village to raise them.

  • (3 years ago)

    my children have been attending james monroe since 1st grade my son is going to 5th grade and my daughter will be going to blair. we have had a wonderful learning experience and i look forward to my 3 year old attending their pre k program this upcomming year

  • (10 years ago)

    My son is a student at Monroe Elementary School. The leadership in the school is outstanding. Teachers and staff believe that all students can learn and they make it their top priority. As a parent I have always felt welcomed and look forward to my next visit.

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