Monrovia Unified School District

  • Monrovia Unified Elementary Celebrates Reopening as Creative Arts School

    Wild Rose is celebrating its renaming to a creative arts school with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Sept. 7 from 1 to 2 p.m. Wild Rose students will be immersed in a visual and performing arts environment that will expand their creative talents. Students can participate in theatre choir, art, hip hop dance and more. Wild Rose is located at 232 Jasmine Ave., Monrovia, 91016.

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  • Three Monrovia Unified Schools Named to California Honor Roll for Improvements in English and Math

    Monrovia High, Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet and Plymouth Elementary have been named to the 2017-18 California Honor Roll in recognition of their performance in math and English language arts (ELA) on state standardized tests. The honor is awarded by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and sponsored by the Campaign for Businesses and Educational Excellence (CBEE).

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  • Monrovia High Class of 2018 Participates in College Signings During Lunchtime Celebrations

    Monrovia High senior Rebecca De La O proudly signed a symbolic letter of commitment to attend the University of California, Los Angeles during the school’s lunchtime series of college signing celebrations, Sign on the Line, from April to May. De La O will study mathematics of computation, a major she discovered that blends her interests in computer science and gaming when she became a member of Monrovia High’s Math and Science Academy (MASA) to explore how she can become a video game programmer.

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Monrovia Unified Board of Education Approves 2017-20 LCAP

Follow-up Story: Monrovia Unified School District will invest more than $6 million during the 2017-18 school year to provide better classroom instruction for student achievement in math, improve literacy rates, and ensure all of its schools are welcoming and comprehensive for students and parents as part of the 2017-20 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The Board of Education voted to approve the LCAP on June 28.

Monrovia Unified to Hold Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremonies

Monrovia Unified School District will hold graduation ceremonies in early June for its comprehensive high school and alternative high schools. On 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, graduations will be held for Canyon Oaks High School and Mountain Park independent study program at the Monrovia Community Center, 119 W. Palm Ave, Monrovia. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, Monrovia High School will hold its commencement ceremony at the school’s Wildcat Stadium, 845 W. Colorado Blvd, Monrovia.

Monrovia Unified Middle School Announces New Name, Principal, Goals at Open House

Follow-up Story: Santa Fe Middle School students launched bottle rockets and gave energetic dance and choir performances at a May 25 open house that unveiled a new name, mission and principal. Now known as Santa Fe Computer Magnet School, the campus will provide a computer science immersion curriculum and will be led by Dr. Geoff Zamarripa, a long-time El Monte City School District educator.

Monrovia Unified Students, Programs Shine at Monrovia Days Community Festival

Follow-up Story: Monrovia residents were treated to a lively sight on May 20 as Monrovia Unified students – dressed as Princess Leia, Batman and other heroes – danced atop a star-spangled float in the Monrovia Days community festival parade. The event honored hometown heroes, including doctors and nurses, firefighters, police officers, men and women in the U.S. military, and student leaders. The District staffed more than half a dozen booths to highlight its award-winning programs, including robotics, ceramics and computer coding. Photos are available

Monrovia Unified Students Experience Drunken Driving Dangers through Simulated Auto Crash

Follow-up Story: Twisted metal, broken glass and pools of fake blood on May 16 littered West Colorado Boulevard in front of Monrovia High School, where a simulation of a car collision drove home the dangers of driving under the influence. Monrovia High School’s “Every 15 Minutes” two-day event on May 16-17 also included a mock funeral and removal of students from classes to show the loss of life to drunken driving. Photos are available

Monrovia Unified Schools Named to 2016 Honor Roll for Strong Academic Achievement

Follow-up Story: A Monrovia Unified high school and elementary school were named this week to the Campaign for Business & Education Excellence (CBEE) 2016 Honor Roll, which highlights higher-performing schools that narrow achievement gaps between student populations. Monrovia High and Mayflower Elementary were honored as Star Schools, a category for schools with a third or more students from high-poverty homes.

Monrovia Unified’s Clifton Middle School Earns Gold Ribbon Award for Intervention Program

Students, teachers and staff recently celebrated their newest California Gold Ribbon for the school’s Cub Academy, which provides an individualized support system for students based on their needs. Announced April 18, the Gold Ribbon award recognizes California schools who have found success in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education for all students.

Monrovia High Students Partner with Professionals on ‘King Lear’

Twenty-three drama students from Monrovia High School are partnering with Pasadena theater company A Noise Within to bring the students’ rendition of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” to life at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. Monrovia High students observed a professional production meeting and sat in on a table read of A Noise Within’s “King Lear” production. Students will use the theater company’s set and stage in Pasadena when they perform their take on the classical play. A Noise Within is at 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena.

Monrovia Unified Posts Record-Breaking Graduation Rates for 2015-16

Expanded college and career preparedness opportunities, emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses, and promotion of the arts have helped raise Monrovia Unified’s graduation rates to record highs in 2015-16. Monrovia Unified’s graduation rate is up from 85.9 percent in 2014-15 to 92.6 percent in 2015-16 – the district's best overall performance since the state began tracking figures for four-year student cohorts. Graduation performance by major student subgroups – Hispanic/Latino, white and socioeconomically disadvantaged – mirror the District's overall rate.