Monroe Elementary

Summary:

Monroe Elementary is a public elementary school in San Francisco, California, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 3.6% White, 0.95% African American, 49.24% Hispanic, 40.34% Asian, and 5.68% two or more races.

While Monroe Elementary's overall performance on standardized tests is generally lower than the San Francisco Unified School District and the state of California averages, the school performs relatively well for English Language Learner students and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, ranking in the top 25% of California elementary schools in these categories. However, the school's performance is particularly low for Hispanic and Asian students, who rank in the bottom 25% and bottom 50% of California elementary schools, respectively, in various subject areas and grade levels. Additionally, Monroe Elementary has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 3.7% in the 2020-2021 school year to 24.4% in the 2022-2023 school year, which is higher than the district and state averages.

When compared to nearby schools within the same district, such as Glen Park Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, and Serra (Junipero) Elementary, Monroe Elementary generally performs worse on standardized tests and has a higher chronic absenteeism rate. This suggests that the school may face unique challenges or have specific areas that need improvement, but it also indicates that the school may have effective programs or strategies in place to support English Language Learner students and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.


Detail:

Public K-5

 260 Madrid St.
       San Francisco, CA  94112-2055


(415) 469-4736

District: San Francisco Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2159th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,103 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  25.3 Help
Number of students:  528

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
49.2%
Asian:
40.3%
Two or more races:
5.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.8% Help


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Compare Details Monroe Elementary ranks better than 63.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 39th among 71 ranked elementary schools in the San Francisco Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 57.65. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (49.2%), Asian (40.3%), two or more races (5.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 75.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Monroe Elementary is 25.3. 63 elementary schools in the San Francisco Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Monroe Elementary is $6,103, which is the highest among 72 elementary schools in the San Francisco Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Monroe Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Monroe Elementary 2159th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Monroe Elementary in the ranking list.)

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San Francisco Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Francisco Unified 619th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Monroe Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Monroe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 35.27 2928th 4809 39.1%
2005 42.66 2564th 4822 46.8%
2006 45.05 2437th 4818 49.4%
2007 45.84 2571st 5113 49.7%
2008 47.93 2497th 5113 51.2%
2009 50.03 2486th 5193 52.1%
2010 60.09 1984th 5314 62.7%
2011 48.74 2671st 5377 50.3%
2012 49.83 2629th 5390 51.2%
2013 47.74 2808th 5530 49.2%
2015 65.24 1702nd 5611 69.7%
2016 61.52 1921st 5614 65.8%
2017 66.69 1713th 5692 69.9%
2018 52.28 2430th 5662 57.1%
2019 50.57 2571st 5789 55.6%
2022 47.27 2683rd 5883 54.4%
2023 57.65 2152nd 5848 63.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Monroe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 33.19 441st 610 27.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Monroe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.96 1506th 3246 53.6%
2019 62.35 754th 3275 77.0%
2022 60.38 746th 3311 77.5%
2023 72.69 428th 3240 86.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Monroe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.53 1822nd 5084 64.2%
2019 55.27 2047th 5173 60.4%
2022 63.22 1505th 5264 71.4%
2023 64.95 1471st 5355 72.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Monroe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.88 2333rd 5413 56.9%
2019 39.07 3167th 5492 42.3%
2022 48.97 2469th 5635 56.2%
2023 55.97 2120th 5595 62.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Monroe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.48 2422nd 5431 55.4%
2019 61.87 1875th 5510 66.0%
2022 44.65 2732nd 5663 51.8%
2023 57.14 2070th 5627 63.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Monroe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.20 687th 1071 35.9%
2019 21.09 972nd 1149 15.4%
2022 33.96 859th 1154 25.6%
2023 41.43 829th 1183 29.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Monroe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.45 4016th 4830 16.9%
2019 33.76 3408th 4963 31.3%
2022 27.73 3893rd 5084 23.4%
2023 29.09 3775th 5079 25.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Monroe Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 79 18 145 168 0 n/a n/a 0 410
1989 80 19 151 185 1 n/a n/a 0 436
1990 84 26 149 189 5 n/a n/a 0 453
1991 82 20 162 198 4 n/a n/a 0 466
1992 68 27 167 206 6 n/a n/a 0 474
1993 63 24 177 195 6 n/a n/a 0 465
1994 54 15 187 205 5 n/a n/a 0 466
1995 31 10 202 193 1 n/a n/a 0 437
1996 31 10 202 193 1 n/a n/a 0 437
1997 21 5 225 200 1 n/a n/a 0 452
1998 24 7 218 207 0 n/a n/a 0 456
1999 17 5 231 207 0 n/a n/a 0 460
2000 13 12 221 205 2 n/a n/a 0 453
2001 4 16 242 205 0 n/a n/a 4 471
2002 8 13 220 206 0 n/a n/a 15 462
2003 8 13 220 206 0 n/a n/a 15 462
2004 13 12 220 205 1 n/a n/a 16 467
2005 16 14 211 205 1 n/a n/a 20 467
2006 19 13 208 206 1 n/a n/a 25 472
2007 25 13 197 201 2 n/a n/a 33 471
2008 26 13 187 222 3 n/a n/a 0 451
2009 34 11 178 224 2 0 31 0 480
2010 33 13 165 239 1 1 39 0 491
2011 39 14 173 245 2 0 37 0 510
2012 38 13 165 267 1 1 27 0 512
2013 28 10 134 282 1 4 49 0 508
2014 35 16 181 272 0 3 17 0 524
2015 35 12 182 262 0 2 18 0 511
2016 32 7 194 255 0 2 21 0 511
2017 25 7 202 280 0 1 38 0 553
2018 22 8 190 261 0 2 42 0 525
2019 23 9 202 251 0 3 40 0 528
2020 22 5 203 256 0 0 45 0 531
2021 22 6 205 250 0 0 54 0 537
2022 17 5 199 251 0 0 35 0 507
2023 19 5 213 260 0 0 30 1 528

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Monroe Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 410 16.0 25.6 n/a
1989 436 17.0 25.6 n/a
1990 453 17.0 26.6 n/a
1991 466 17.6 26.4 n/a
1992 474 17.9 26.4 63.7
1993 465 16.8 27.7 75.5
1994 466 15.8 29.5 77.9
1995 437 16.0 27.3 91.1
1996 437 16.0 27.3 91.1
1997 452 18.0 25.1 69.5
1998 456 22.0 20.7 80.9
1999 460 21.5 21.4 77.2
2000 453 23.0 19.7 60.7
2001 471 24.0 19.6 72.2
2002 462 29.0 15.9 80.3
2003 462 29.0 15.9 80.3
2004 467 27.0 17.3 82.7
2005 467 27.5 17.0 70.9
2006 472 26.0 18.2 0
2007 471 25.6 18.4 71.9
2008 451 26.5 17.0 70.7
2009 480 27.0 17.1 67.9
2010 491 28.8 17.0 70.3
2011 510 n/a n/a 74.1
2012 512 22.6 22.6 71.1
2013 508 23.5 21.6 77.4
2014 524 22.0 23.8 78.8
2015 511 21.0 24.3 81.2
2016 511 22.0 23.2 77.3
2017 553 17.0 32.5 68.9
2018 525 23.0 22.8 73.1
2019 528 13.3 39.6 72.5
2020 531 n/a n/a 71.6
2021 537 20.3 26.4 72.8
2022 507 20.8 24.3 75.9
2023 528 20.8 25.3 75.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Monroe Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 410 16.0 25.6 n/a
1989 436 17.0 25.6 n/a
1990 453 17.0 26.6 n/a
1991 466 17.6 26.4 n/a
1992 474 17.9 26.4 63.7
1993 465 16.8 27.7 75.5
1994 466 15.8 29.5 77.9
1995 437 16.0 27.3 91.1
1996 437 16.0 27.3 91.1
1997 452 18.0 25.1 69.5
1998 456 22.0 20.7 80.9
1999 460 21.5 21.4 77.2
2000 453 23.0 19.7 60.7
2001 471 24.0 19.6 72.2
2002 462 29.0 15.9 80.3
2003 462 29.0 15.9 80.3
2004 467 27.0 17.3 82.7
2005 467 27.5 17.0 70.9
2006 472 26.0 18.2 0
2007 471 25.6 18.4 71.9
2008 451 26.5 17.0 70.7
2009 480 27.0 17.1 67.9
2010 491 28.8 17.0 70.3
2011 510 n/a n/a 74.1
2012 512 22.6 22.6 71.1
2013 508 23.5 21.6 77.4
2014 524 22.0 23.8 78.8
2015 511 21.0 24.3 81.2
2016 511 22.0 23.2 77.3
2017 553 17.0 32.5 68.9
2018 525 23.0 22.8 73.1
2019 528 13.3 39.6 72.5
2020 531 n/a n/a 71.6
2021 537 20.3 26.4 72.8
2022 507 20.8 24.3 75.9
2023 528 20.8 25.3 75.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Monroe Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201292.0%0.0%0.0%8.0%94.0%100.0%100.0%93.0%97.0%
201382.0%5.0%0.0%14.0%82.0%92.0%93.0%82.0%87.0%
201470.0%0.0%0.0%30.0%78.0%85.0%84.0%76.0%89.0%
201572.0%0.0%0.0%28.0%75.0%76.0%76.0%75.0%75.0%
201699.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201992.0%0.0%1.0%94.0%95.0%≥98.0%94.0%97.0%
202096.5%0.0%3.5%96.5%
202195.4%0.0%0.0%96.5%96.5%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Monroe Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,103

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Monroe Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2571st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2152nd of 5848 Elementary schools
 7.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Monroe Elementary)40.246.3
 6.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Francisco Unified)52.351.5
 0.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Monroe Elementary)53.955.6
 1.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (San Francisco Unified)58.455
 3.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Monroe Elementary)49.545.6
 3.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Francisco Unified)52.654.3
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Monroe Elementary)49.543.3
 6.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (San Francisco Unified)50.852.1
 1.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Monroe Elementary)48.347.9
 0.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Francisco Unified)59.153.4
 5.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Monroe Elementary)35.638
 2.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Francisco Unified)49.844.6
 5.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Monroe Elementary)31.830.9
 1%
   5th Grade Science (San Francisco Unified)39.739.5
 0.3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students528528
African American95
 44.4%
American Indian00
Asian202213
 5.4%
Hispanic251260
 3.6%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White2319
 17.4%
Two or More Races4030
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients72.5%75.8%
 3.2%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 528 students attended Monroe Elementary.

Students at Monroe Elementary are 49% Hispanic, 40% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 4% White.

Monroe Elementary ranks 2159th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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