James Monroe Upper School

James Monroe Lower School

School Information

  • Monroe Upper School is a Secondary School.

    Monroe High School is currently in Receivership status by the New York State Education Department. For more information about Receivership or to view the school’s improvement measures, please visit https://www.rcsdk12.org/receivership.

What Every Family Should Know

  • Monroe High School students have excellent opportunities in academics, athletics, and the arts.  Our school community incorporates the diverse cultures of our students and families into the educational experience. Monroe staff, students, and parents work together to create a safe community that fosters respect and caring for each other. Students at Monroe are ambassadors of diversity. They learn, work, and contribute to the community. They are the Jewel of the City.

Program Features

  • Uniforms Required No
    Busing RTS
    Graduation Pathways Regents Diploma, Advanced Regents Diploma, Seal of Biliteracy, Monroe SMART, One Way Bilingual Program
    Foreign Languages Spanish
    English Language Learners Yes
    Advanced Placement (AP) Courses English Language, English Literature, World History, U.S. History, Psychology, Spanish Language & Spanish Literature
    Health/Wellness Center No
    Student-Parent School Compact Agreement required? Yes

    Monroe Upper School is a Community School with a set of partnerships that brings together academics, social emotional services, youth & community development and community engagement under one roof, leading to improved learning, stronger families and healthier communities. For more information about our Community School, please visit: https://www.rcsdk12.org/domain/12920

    Community School Partnerships IBERO American Action League, Center for Youth, RIT-LLP, University of Rochester Upward Bound, SUNY Brockport ETS, Hillside Work Scholarship, Hillside Health Homes, Foodlink, YWCA, Trillium Health, Flower City Arts Center, Excellus, Borinquen Dance Theatre, Foodlink, South Wedge Planning Committee

    Community School Site Coordinator
    Leslie Rivera

Unique Features

    • New York State Seal of Biliteracy: The NYS Seal of Biliteracy signifies a high level of proficiency in more than one language, and provides students with an advantage when applying for college.
    • Monroe SMART (Sports Management, Athletics, and Regents Track): Monroe SMART is a unique Pathway to Graduation designed to help our students to achieve a NYS Regents Diploma while meeting NCAA Guidelines and qualifying for sports related opportunities beyond the playing field.
    • One Way Bilingual Program: This program fosters biliteracy, proficiency in Spanish and English in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
    • Monroe Community College Duel Enrollment: Duel enrollment courses at MCC allows students to earn college credits before graduating from high school
    • Urban Steel: the award-winning Steel Drum Band
    • Advanced Placement (AP) Courses: English Language, English Literature, World History, U.S. History, Psychology, Spanish Language & Spanish Literature
    • The Help Zone: The Help Zone provides effective social and emotional supports for our students, minimizing the loss of instructional time and providing individualized academic support.
    • Student Ambassador Program: Student Ambassadors are trained to use Restorative Practices to address student conflicts and resolve matters peacefully.
    • Parent Ambassadors: Parent Ambassadors are advocates for the Monroe Mission and Vision, and all of our initiatives.
    • Parent Resource Center: Parental and family support services strengthening the relationship between the school and the home as partners in the student’s education.