Welcome to the Monroe Central Jr./Sr. High School webpage – home of the Golden Bears. MCHS opened in 1964 and is a consolidation of Green Township, Stoney Creek Township, Parker City and Farmland high schools. The existing facility, first occupied in April 1978, replaced the original building which was destroyed in April 1974 by a tornado. MCHS is a grade 7-12 school with approximately 525 students, 30 teachers, and 22 staff members. Our school day consists of seven periods and is from 8:05 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Monroe Central Jr./Sr. High School is a professional learning community whose personnel embrace a moral commitment to Teaching, Learning, and Caring. In partnership with our community we work to maintain a supportive environment that provides opportunities for our students to develop their full potential as citizens of a global society. Our graduation rate for 2013 was 96.9% and 27% of our students earned Academic Honors Diplomas. Through our partnerships with Indiana University and Ivy Tech we offer students college credit courses in a variety of subjects including Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Government, Spanish and United States History. 37% of our recent graduates earned 3 or more college credits prior to finishing high school.
The Indiana Department of Education recently designated Monroe Central Jr./Sr. High School as an “A” school for the 2013-2014 school year for the third consecutive year. We are proud to have received the highest grade point average and only “A” grade for a high school in Randolph County. Over 85% of our students pass the Algebra I and English 10 End of Course Assessments by the close of their sophomore year. The student services department works closely with students and parents to provide on-going communication and assist in areas where help is needed.
Our school colors of brown and gold are displayed proudly during athletic contests. Monroe Central offers seven sports for both boys and girls throughout the school year. In addition to fielding championship-level athletic teams we have a variety of clubs and organizations for students to become actively involved in at Monroe Central. They include Academic Teams, Anchor Club, Agricultural Judging Teams, Art Club, Archery Club, Band, Bibliophiles, Chess Club, Choir, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FCCLA, Future Farmers of America, French Club, Marching Band, Masque and Gavel (Drama Club), National Honor Society, Newspaper, Quiz Bowl, Science Club, Spanish Club, Student Government, Winter Guard, Winter Percussion and Yearbook.
Monroe Central Jr./Sr. High School has a proud history and with our recent accomplishments we have much to celebrate. Thank you for taking the time to look at our website and please feel free to call if you have any questions about MCHS. We are focused on the future and committed to providing Teaching, Learning, and Caring to all of our students.
Scott Ritchie Principal – (765) 468-7545 ext. 3316