School and Community Description
Monrovia High School (Grades 9-12) is located 30 miles southwest of Indianapolis in the town of Monrovia. The school is part of the Monroe-Gregg School System which also includes Monrovia Elementary (Grades K-5) and Monrovia Middle School (Grades 6-8). The school lies between two townships in the community; one is largely agriultural, and the other is a bedroom community to Indianapolis.
Monrovia has always been a largely Caucasian school in terms of racial diversity. Students of Asian, American-Indian, and Hispanic backgrounds have attended, but in small numbers (i.e. about 5-10 students per year). The school has a wide variety of students in various socio-economic classes. These students live in homes ranging from sprawling extates to trailer parks.
The school has some federal and state grants, but the majority of its revenues come from local property taxes. The student graduation rate is 89.2%.
Below is a table which summarizes several key statistics for the community. Data is taken from the STATS Indiana, a database developed by the Indiana Business Research Center at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and represents the entire Morgan County area which is indicative of the community of Monrovia. Specific data for the town itself is not available.
|Percent of the population which commutes outside the county to work||45.10%|
|Percent of the population that is a single-parent household||7.6%|
|Per Capita income in 2002||$32,351 ($33,152 is the state average)|
|Percent of the Population which owns a home||75.2%|
|Racial Diversity||98.3% Caucasian|
|Adult Education||80.7% High School Education
12.6% College degree or higher
|Rank in State in Commercial and Industrial Assessed Value||40 out of 92 communities|
|Rank in State Assessed Values per Capita||68 out of 92 counties|
Monrovia High School is accredited by the Indiana State Department of Public Instruction and holds a First-Class Commission in the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
A comprehensive guidance program is provided by two fully-certified counselors who are involved in educational, personal and vocational counseling both in groups and on an individual basis.
The curriculum includes over 200 different course offerings and allows students to design academic programs to meet their individual needs.
Monrovia has an excellent extracurricular program that allows participation in 12 interschool sports plus envirothon, band, choir, newspaper and academic competition events.
- Academic Participation:
- Boys State
- Girls State
- Making College Count Series
- Spell Bowl Competition
- Lugar Leadership Symposium
- Brain Game
- Foreign Language Competition
- White River Academic League
- Nursing 2000
- AP Testing
- Financial Aid Seminar
The mission of Monrovia High School is to provide for each student a diverse education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning.
Our Core Values:
We believe that:
- Learning is important, and everyone can learn.
- Students are responsible for their actions and must be held accountable for their choices.
- Teacher should be life-long learners.
- Students will be proficient in all curricular areas as outlined in the Indiana State Standards.