At a Glance

Monroe City Schools serves the approximately 49,300 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. 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 8412 students in grades PreK-12.

Number of Schools

Number of schools in MCS

Students by Ethnicity

Ethnicity of MCS Schools

As of February 3, 2022


Academic Achievement

The Louisiana Department of Education uses LEAP 2025, LEAP Connect, ACT, WorkKeys, CLEP, AP, and ELPT tests as well as other measures of school quality such as graduation rate and strength of diploma to evaluate schools and school districts in the areas of academic achievement and accountability.

Accountability Scores



Monroe City Schools is one of the largest employers in Ouachita Parish, with approximately 1700 full and part-time employees.

Position Number Employed 2021-2022
Certified Personnel 720
Support/Classified Personnel 630
Substitute Teachers & Part-time Employees 400


Teacher Salaries (9 month)

Monroe City Schools is one of the top paying districts in the state with teachers making above the state average. Starting salaries are listed below.

Degree Salaries (2021-2022)
Bachelor's Degree $40,911.15
Master's Degree $41,553.05
Master + 30 $41,724.41
Specialist $42,297.59



Budgeting and financial planning

The district projects a beginning fund balance for the General Fund of $19.3 million for the 2021-2022 fiscal 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 2021-2022 equals $9.6 million. The projected ending fund balance is $19.5 million; which is $10.1 million above the desired reserve.

2021-2022 Budget at a Glance


Achieve (ESSER II, ESSER III) Budget Details

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