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, Monroe SMART, Transitional Bilingual Program
    Foreign Languages Spanish; Seal of Biliteracy
    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 Yes
    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 Center for Youth, RIT Gear Up, University of Rochester Upward Bound, SUNY Brockport ETS, Hillside Work Scholarship, Foodlink, YWCA, Excellus, Borinquen Dance Theatre, Foodlink, Shayla J's Dessert Bistro, Teen Empowerment, SPIRIT New York State, Pathways to Peace, Burger King, CTC (Changing the Community), Primetime 585, House of ROC Sports, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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.
    • Transitional Bilingual Program: This program fosters biliteracy, proficiency in Spanish and English in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
    • 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 Restorative Leaders Program: Student Leaders 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 Resources: Parental and family support services strengthening the relationship between the school and the home as partners in the student’s education.