James Monroe Upper School

164 Alexander St
Rochester, NY 14607
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 681 students in grades 9-12, James Monroe Upper School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21-39% (which is lower than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 681 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : 70-74% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

James Monroe Upper School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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Attribute

School Overview

James Monroe Upper School's student population of 681 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has declined by 24% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
681 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
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School Rankings

James Monroe Upper School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of James Monroe Upper School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#2831 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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45-49%
46%
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21-39%
49%
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30-34%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
57%
29%
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Black
38%
16%
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White
4%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.53
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70-74%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
1%
6%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is James Monroe Upper School's ranking?
James Monroe Upper School is ranked #2831 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are James Monroe Upper School often compared to?
James Monroe Upper Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Industry Limited Secure School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 21-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
What is the graduation rate of James Monroe Upper School?
The graduation rate of James Monroe Upper School is 70-74%, which is lower than the New York state average of 87%.
How many students attend James Monroe Upper School?
681 students attend James Monroe Upper School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of James Monroe Upper School students are Hispanic, 38% of students are Black, 4% of students are White, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of James Monroe Upper School?
James Monroe Upper School has a student ration of 12:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does James Monroe Upper School offer ?
James Monroe Upper School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is James Monroe Upper School part of?
James Monroe Upper School is part of Rochester City School District.
In what neighborhood is James Monroe Upper School located?
James Monroe Upper School is located in the Pearl Meigs Monroe neighborhood of Rochester, NY. There are 2 other public schools located in Pearl Meigs Monroe.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 681 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : 70-74% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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