Residential Center of Educative Opportunities of Mayagüez

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CROEM - Residential Center of Educational Opportunities of Mayaguez
Centro Residencial de Oportunidades Educativas de Mayagüez
Puerto Rico
Type Public School, Puerto Rico Department of Education, boarding school
Established 1968
Principal Mr. Milton Tomassini
Grades 9 - 12

The Residential Center of Educative Opportunities of Mayagüez ("C.R.O.E.M.") is a magnet high school, in Mayagüez in the United States insular area of Puerto Rico. The school is operated by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Accreditation and membership[edit]

CROEM was founded in the 1967-1968 school year, and was academically adopted in the 1990-1991 school year by the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus. In the 1992-1993 school year CROEM was inscribed in the Specialized School Unit of the Puerto Rico Department of Education. That same year, in its silver anniversary, it obtained the Blue Ribbon Award, an award of excellence of the Federal Department of Education. The school has been accredited by the General Council of Education of Puerto Rico for six years.


The admissions process is available to students from across the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and is open for the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades. As part of the process of admission, the prospective students must meet some requirements, such as: a standarized test, several letters of recommendation and a GPA higher than 3.50. The school only accepts approximatedly 160 students per year.


View from CROEM towards the Caribbean Sea

The center is located in State Road 349, km 6.6 of Cerro Las Mesas in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. It has a panoramic view of 360 degrees where the municipalities of Cabo Rojo, Hormigueros, San Germán and Lajas can be appreciated, as well as the Caribbean Sea.

Due to the high altitude and distance from urban centers, CROEM students are not allowed to leave the Center on their own. The convenience of the location is such that it has been used by Federal programs such as The Globe Program.

Town Fair[edit]

The Fair celebrated its 40th anniversary on March 3, 2008, having been founded in 1968. Among the attendees was Alex Croatto, son of deceased singer Tony Croatto, singer. In 2010, the Town Fair was held on Sunday, February 21.

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Alumni Websites[edit]