Monroe-Woodbury High School

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Monroe-Woodbury High School
Monroe-Woodbury Central High School.jpg
Pursuit of Excellence
155 Dunderberg Road
Central Valley, NY 10917
Coordinates 41°19′26″N 74°08′05″W / 41.32389°N 74.13472°W / 41.32389; -74.13472
School type Public, high school
Founded 2001
School district Monroe-Woodbury Central School District
Principal David Bernsley
Staff 156 teachers[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,286[2]
Language English
Color(s) Purple    , white     black    
Team name Crusaders
Rival Newburgh Free Academy, Warwick Valley High School
Communities served Town of Monroe
Village of Monroe
Town and Village of Woodbury (part)
Town of Tuxedo

Monroe-Woodbury High School is located in Central Valley, New York, part of the town and village of Woodbury in Orange County. It educates all students in grades 9-12 in the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District.[3] The four levels are built into a hill overlooking Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.

Bomb Threat[edit]

On April 29, 2015 a note was found written on the bathroom wall saying, "There is a bomb here." The High School was first put on lockdown, then later evacuated to the neighboring Monroe-Woodbury Middle School. The Middle School was then put on lockdown for 20 minutes, and then continued with the normal school day. Meanwhile, the High School students were put in the gym and auditorium, while the High School was searched by K-9 units. It took 2 hours for the units to thoroughly search the school, and no bomb was found. The next day, in the Middle School, a second bomb threat was found in the bathroom. The students were then evacuated to the High School and were dismissed at the High School's normal dismissal time, the high school students were held at school for an extra hour. No bombs were found.[4]

Report card[edit]

Monroe-Woodbury has shown a general increase in the percent of its students achieving higher scores on Regents exams from the 2005-2006 school year to the 2007-2008 school year, in both sciences and maths, as well as languages. Consequently, 86% of graduates in 2006 received a Regents diploma, as compared to 89% in 2008. As well, a low 1% of would-be graduates dropped out in 2008.[5]

Indeed, the New York State District Report Card Accountability and Overview Report 2007 – 08 showed similar results, that while there are exceptions, the district was generally at or above academic standards.[6]

Famous Alumni[edit]

Andy Grammer made mainstream success with his hit "Keep Your Head Up", then again in the year 2015 when he released the hit song "Honey I'm Good". Due to popular demand, the popular radio station "K-104" asked him to join "K-Fest". A music festival where they gather some of the top artists and throw a concert. Shortly after he got the gig to play alongside Flo Rida, Walk the Moon, Charlie XCX and more at the festival, he winded up donating K-Fest tickets to all graduating Seniors of 2015.[7]

Jermaine Paul won The Voice in 2012 under Team Blake[citation needed].[8]

James Smith wrestles for the WWE developmental territory NXT under the ring name Bull Dempsey.[9]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

The Monroe Woodbury High School also boasts many extra-curricular activities, both athletic and academic, among them being Art Guild, Chess Club, History Club, Interact, Pep Band, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model UN, National Honor Society, a Newspaper, Odyssey of the Mind, Science Olympiads, and Student Government, and many more.[10] In Sports, there are teams in Football, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country Running, Alpine Skiing, Track, Swimming, Golf, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, and Softball.[11]


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Coordinates: 41°19′26″N 74°08′05″W / 41.3238°N 74.1348°W / 41.3238; -74.1348