Monroe High School
Welcome to Monroe High School - Home of the Bearcats!
A Tradition of Excellence for 100 Years
Parents and Families,
I am happy to report that Monroe High School is a recipient of the 2014 Washington Achievement Award. I can’t express how excited I am that we are being honored and recognized by the State for a third year in a row.
We are being honored for math growth this year.
This is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a direct reflection of the hard work of our students, the dedication of our teachers, and the support and guidance of our parents. Monroe High School’s award is well deserved. Over the past nine years, we have implemented several improvements that have impacted our student success. The implementation of our math block system for algebra and geometry has been an amazing success. This innovation has not only dramatically improved the success rate of students passing algebra and geometry but has increased the number of students who feel confident in their math skills and are choosing to take more advanced math. We are offering more pre-calculus and AP statistics courses than ever before.
The Washington Achievement Awards are sponsored by the Washington State Board of Education and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. They celebrate Washington’s top-performing schools and recognize achievement in many categories. This highly-selective award is based on our school’s performance on the Washington State Achievement Index.
The Washington Achievement Award is given in six categories: overall excellence, high progress, reading growth, math growth, graduation rate (high and comprehensive schools only) and English language acquisition.
I hope you will visit the OSPI Washington Achievement awards site to learn more about the
awards and the criteria for selection.
The selection process for the Washington Achievement Award is very rigorous, and all of us
take great pride in this accomplishment.
Monroe High School
17001 Tester Road.
Monroe, WA 98272-2819
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
Counseling Fax: 360-804-4698
School Hours: 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
John Lombardi, Principal
Erick Aulabaugh, Assistant Principal
Mark Henderson, Assistant Principal
Judith Rosas, Assistant Principal
Melissa Davis, Principal’s Secretary
Will Kahn, Dean of Students
Katie Vanderveen, Discipline/Attendance Secretary
Kathy Wallace, Athletic Secretary
Becky Brekke, ASB Secretary
Tara Weyrick, Receptionist
Judi Berry, Registrar
Lisa Woodard, Counselor, serving students with last names A-G
Jane Stevens, Counselor, serving students with last names O-Z
Tammy Amador, Counselor, serving students with last names H-N and students with bilingual families
Jill Vandemoortele, Interventionist , serving students with special needs
Tricia Benitz, Counseling Secretary
Paula Alice, Nurse