Monroe-Woodbury High School

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Monroe-Woodbury High School
Monroe-Woodbury Central High School.jpg
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
Motto Pursuit of Excellence
Founded 2001
School district Monroe-Woodbury Central School District
Principal Matthew Kravatz
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.


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.[4]

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.[5]

Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania since 2004.

Jermaine Paul won The Voice in 2012 under Team Blake[citation needed].[6]

James Smith wrestles for the WWE developmental territory NXT under the ring name Bull Dempsey.[7]

Mike Tobey, basketball center who played at Monroe-Woodbury prior to attending a prep school.[citation needed]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

The Monroe Woodbury High School also boasts many extra-curricular activities, both athletic and academic, among them being Drama Club, 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.[8] 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.[9]


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