AT A GLANCE
Monroe City Schools serves the approximately 53,000 citizens of the 31.6 square mile city of Monroe. The district is divided into seven educational districts, each served by a representative on the Monroe City School Board. The schools within the district are grouped along grade-level lines with each group having a Supervisor of Instruction. Along with instructional personnel, the Monroe City Schools district office houses Food Services, Building Management, Transportation, and MIS departments.
Monroe City Schools strives to implement instruction that maintains grade-level consistency as well as vertical alignment to prepare students for future grades. All management and decisions are designed to maximize teaching and learning with the district.
Monroe City Schools serves approximately 8273 students in grades K-12.
Number of Schools
|Level ||# of Schools ||Enrollment ||% of All Students|
|Combined ||1|| 35|| 0|
Students by Ethnicity
|Ethnicity||% of All Students |
|African American ||86.7|
|Native American ||0.3|
|2009-2010 End of Year Report |
The Louisiana Department of Education uses the LEAP, iLEAP, and GEE Assessments to evaluate schools and school districts in the areas of academic achievement and accountability. Below is a historical test data.
Monroe City Schools is one of the largest employers in Ouachita Parish, with approximately 1888 full and part-time employees.
|Position ||Number Employed 2010-2011|
|Support/Classified Personnel ||631|
|Substitute Teachers & Part-time Employees||500|
TEACHER SALARIES (9 MONTH)
Monroe City Schools is one of the top paying districts in the state with teachers making above the state average.
|Degree ||Salary Range 2010-2011|
|Bachelor's Degree ||$40,650.58 - 51,320.58 |
|Master's Degree ||$41,280.58 - 52,973.58|
|Master + 30 ||$41,448.58 - 53,850.58|
|Specialist ||$42,011.58 - 54,567.58 |
|Doctorate ||$42,962.58 - 55,349.58|
BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL PLANNING
The district projects a beginning fund balance of $11.5 million for the 2010-2011 year. At the recommendation of the external auditor, the district has established a goal of achieving and maintaining General Fund reserves at 15% of budgeted expenditures. The 15% reserve target for 2010-2011 equals $8.4 million. The projected ending fund balance is $10.5 million; which is $2.1 million above the desired reserve. In the interest of serving the vast needs of the student population, District administration and the Board will continue to work together to reduce class size.
|Source ||Amount ||% |
|Local Revenue ||$10,101,884||18 |
|State Revenue ||$43,560,555||79|
|Federal Revenue ||$326,000 ||01 |
|Other sources ||$1,082,580||02 |
|Total|| $55,071,019|| |
|General Fund Budgeted Sources of Revenue 2010-2011|