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MOHS Fact Sheet

​Fact Sheet - Monticello High School​​​​​​

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Embrace Students, Inspire Learning, and Innovate Opportunities

Monticello High School (MoHS) is a community of citizens committed to honor, service, technological competence, and lifelong learning. We strive to inspire, create and support a community of lifelong learners who value and respect diversity, take an active and responsible role in their own learning, and are equipped with the skills necessary to succeed as citizens of a constantly changing global society.

School Highlights

Embracing students, inspiring learning, and innovating opportunities are three of the guiding principles for the Monticello High School community.

We embrace our diverse student body by building a strong sense of community within our school and our surrounding neighborhoods. Each student at Monticello works with an adult mentor who monitors his or her social and academic progress throughout the year and assists with overcoming challenges in school. The mentorship class, which meets on Fridays, is designed to build community through relationships. Students also develop their digital portfolios during this time. Our outreach efforts ensure that all students and their parents have an opportunity to get involved in the school.

Students are inspired to learn through many a variety of innovative opportunities. Monticello provides an alternative to the traditional high school experience whereby 9th and 10th grade students with work with a team of teachers and learn in an authentic, interdisciplinary environment. Core classes, like math, English, science, and social studies, integrate and allow teachers to work together and implement problem- and project-based learning experiences to engage students both in and out of the classroom. Our Health and Medical Sciences Academy provides opportunities for students interested in healthcare careers. Across all classes, curriculum is designed to prepare students for postsecondary education and the workforce.

All students are encouraged to broaden their educational experience by participating in a wide range of elective offerings. These include an innovative engineering lab and strong drama and fine arts programs. Students also have opportunities to participate in project-based learning activities in several classes, including Tools and Manufacturing and Design. There also are dozens of clubs, like Beekeeping, Monticello Mentors, or Fishing, in which all students are encouraged to participate during the school day.

Assessment Data

Aggregate SOL Pass Rates (Percent)


Aggregate SAT Scores


Facility Information

​Built in 1998, two stories

249,195 square feet

70.0 acre site

2003: Addition of an academic wing containing 14 classrooms

2006: Addition of an athletic wing with an auxiliary gym, wrestling room, and weight-lifting room

2007: Addition of 850-seat auditorium 

2012: Parent drop-off and parking lot improvements

2013: Flooring replacement

2014: Track replacement; front entrance upgrade

2015: Career & Technical Education (CTE) Space; Media Center upgrades, including new shelving and carpet; solar photovoltaic array installed on roof; flooring replacement on Forum Stage​​​

2016: Team 20 learning space modernization

Monticello High School is the final destination of all Southern Feeder Pattern middle and elementary schools.​​​​​​​​​


Rick Vrhovac Rick Vrhovac, Principal
Reed Gillespie Reed Gillespie, Associate Principal
Henry Atkins Henry Atkins, Assistant Principal
Melissa Hankins Melissa Hankins, Assistant Principal

Principal History

Rick Vrhovac

Jesse Turner

Catherine Worley

John W. "Billy" Haun

Irving Jones

Student Demographics

(as of September 30, 2017)

Total Enrollment: 1,131

Male: 49.0%

Female: 51.0%

Black: 13.0%

Hispanic: 14.4%

White: 63.3%

English Learners: 7.3%

Disadvantaged: 32.3%

Students with Disabilities: 14.4%

Gifted: 14.2%

"Disadvantaged" students are those who receive free and reduced price meals under the federal program. "Students with Disabilities" are those identified for special education services, from speech pathology and learning disabilities to severe and profound disabilities.​

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