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Monroe Middle School

2800 Bailey Lane, Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 790-6300 Fax: (541) 790-6305

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Grades: 6–8
Enrollment: 579
Principal: Sun Saeteurn <saeteurn_s@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Stephanie Perez <perez_s@4j.lane.edu>

Feeder Elementary Schools: Buena Vista, Holt, Willagillespie
High School Region: Sheldon

Mission Statement:
Together, we will prepare students for high school, college and career by providing each student with a high-quality education.

Program Description:
Monroe Middle School is a professional learning community where academic achievement and success is valued by staff, students and parents. Monroe has a strong parent network that supports instruction and promotes a positive school climate. Monroe staff recognizes the unique needs of early adolescent students, and designs developmentally appropriate education aligned to state standards and articulated to high school, college and career readiness.

School Highlights:

  • Schoolwide literacy: instruction to prepare students for high school, college and career
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID): instructional strategies to develop college readiness in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading (WICOR)
  • Advisory program: focus on students’ social emotional learning, AVID strategies, digital citizenship, school safety procedures, anti-bullying/harassment, and much more
  • Site council: support the School Improvement Plan (SIP), generate fundraising and grant funds, and provide input related to instructional programming
  • World languages: French and Spanish immersion programs in grades 6–8
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS): schoolwide expectations, positive acknowledgement systems, and campus climate and culture
  • Resource time: personalized instruction and additional support before school; Monroe Homework Center: free after school tutoring from the University of Oregon; Mentor Lunch: adults in the community connecting weekly with students at lunch
  • Math: enriched learning through advanced and high school placement opportunities
  • iPads: for every student by Jan. 2020, instructional technology in every classroom
  • WEB program (Where Everyone Belongs): 8th graders mentoring incoming 6th graders
  • Student Council Leadership: opportunities for student input on school decision making
  • Mustang intramurals: free monthly competitions for all students during lunch (4-square, basketball bump, volleyball, Mario Kart, dodgeball, badminton, and many more)
  • Well-rounded electives: Spanish, French, performing arts, PE, Team Sports, technology and art; full-time specialists for PE, art and music

School Improvement Goals:

  • Student achievement: a commitment to high academic standards; meet the needs of all students and close the achievement gap; reinforce reading, writing, math and study skills for high school readiness and beyond
  • School climate: provide consistent schoolwide policies and procedures that teach and promote safe, respectful and responsible behavior; provide guidance activities to enhance growth and development
  • School equity: provide social and physical activities that are appropriate for middle school students; teach cooperation, participation and respect for individual differences

Spanish Immersion Program Description:
The Dual Language Spanish Immersion program at Monroe Middle School is designed as a “program within a school.” Most students in the program attended Buena Vista Spanish Immersion Elementary School. Students entering the middle school program who did not attend Buena Vista must demonstrate an appropriate command of the language by testing with the immersion department. Immersion students receive approximately the following of their lessons in Spanish:

  • 6th grade: approximately 30% of their day in Spanish through language arts and social studies.
  • 7th and 8th grade: one trimester receive 50% of their day in Spanish through language arts, social studies and one elective class (Discover). The remaining two trimesters students receive 30% of their day in Spanish through language arts and social studies.

Monroe’s rigorous Dual Language Spanish Immersion program prepares students for further language study in the immersion format at Sheldon’s International High School program, with the aim of achieving the International Baccalaureate and/or reaching levels of Spanish advanced enough to earn college credit.

At the middle school level, alternative school students take courses with the at-large population of the host middle school along with classes in their specialized alternative program. Thus enrollment and state test results are counted with those of the host middle school. For more information, contact the school office.

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