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About This School

Aspire Monarch Academy is a charter elementary school in Oakland. The principal of Aspire Monarch Academy is Matt Harris, who can be contacted at mike.barr@aspirepublicschools.org. 351 students attend Aspire Monarch Academy and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 79% of the Aspire Monarch Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 93% of the 351 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Aspire Monarch Academy is 16:1. Reach Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 92% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 35%
Unspecified 0.6% 6%
Asian 0.5% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.3% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 43395%
Filipino 0% 0.8%
Pacific Islander 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 68%
Limited English proficiency 79% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Monarch Academy has a college ready mindset that they start since students start in Kindergarten

  • (10 months ago)

    I love this school community The teacher are so dedicated to the students. The staff cares for the students.

  • (10 months ago)

    Monarch Academy feels like a second family. All the staff on campus show that they care about our students. The teachers are very dedicated and go beyond expectations!

  • (5 years ago)

    Monarch Academy has been a saviour for my son. I appreciate this school and the staff very much especially my sons teacher Ms. Saleski. This school goes that extra mile assuring that your child gets all the help he needs. Ms. Ephanchin you will be greatly missed by Monarch but wishes at the new school and your dedication to helping the Oakland School Dist. Thank you and keep up the good work.

  • (5 years ago)

    We Experience Corps partner with Monarch by providing the school with older adult mentors and tutors from the community. The Monarch staff is dynamic and responsive and our Experience Corps volunteers are always well received and respected. Tatiana the Principal holds a great vision for all her students and it shows from the minute you walk through the door. A great addition to East Oakland!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school i have two kids that are currently attending and they love this school. I really enjoy the teachers this year we are blessed to have the same teachers from last year mrs. Ellaissi and ms. Kellard . You can tell when teachers love their jobs are these two do and they love the kids. I wish they could teach my kids all the way through fifth grade. Thank you for being you

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Monarch Academy and my sons teacher Ms. Saleski any student that has the pleasure of being in her class is blessed. The principal Mrs. Ephanchin is also very concerned about the students and is very understanding. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Keep up the good work.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student from monarch academy and i have learned allot since I came to that school!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that the teachers and principle are fantastic at Monarch Academy. I have a second grader and he is excelling greatly in reading and math! Thanks to Ms. Washington!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love Monarch Academy. My daughter come home reading the first week she started the school. I have a great respect for Aspire Schools my son attended Lionel Wilson from the day it opened.

  • (6 years ago)

    Monarch is a great and excellant school i could have not made a better choice

  • (6 years ago)

    Monarch Academy is a wonderful school. I love that my children are eager to get up very school day and get to school to see their teachers friends and staff and to learn new and exciting things. The school makes it easy to volunteer inside the classroom or assist with projects at home. I love that the staff encourage my children to think critically embrace their diversity and think about our community and beyond.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. It is very structured. Excellent Teachers! Outstanding program. My child is doing much higher expectations. My child is not only learning academically but learning values of life. This definitely a five star.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children have attended and one is still attending Monarch. I have seen how much the teachers care about their students and how they stay afterschool to help the kids who need the extra help. The school has gone from good to great I don't have words to explain how proud I am of my children's learning and of the work the teachers and staff do for our kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children have attended Monarch since the school began. I have since how the school has progressed and I see how much the students learn and enjoy coming to school. Oakland needs more schools like Monarch.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers are very profesional. They dedicate and give their best to the students. Monarch is a well organized school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Monarch has wonderful and caring teachers. They have programs for students that need the extra help. Teachers are always thinking about the students. Monarch is a great school!

  • (7 years ago)

    The learning is wonderful. They have college claro for everyone. The principal is not nice and she treat teachers not good. Teachers work so hard to teach childrens with love in hearts. I want new principal and then the school be better. I have seen my child react to the high stress level of the teachers. I get the sense that teachers are very stressed out and work hard but have little appreciation. Every year they loss great teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    Monarch provides a strong education to its students which is rare in many schools these days. I have been very happy with the education my children are receiving. I do worry that their rigger is not developmentally appropriate for the students. High expectations are appropriate but they need to be balanced with a well rounded curriculum. At Monarch the students seem to mostly learn reading writing and math with little to no emphasis on science social studies and art. I see the teachers working very hard but this may be why there is such a high turn over rate.

  • (7 years ago)

    Yes in fact Monarch is a wonderful school but we do have to make some changes we have not had a meeting with the principle in two years.

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