Monticello Middle School
Longview, WA 98632
About This School
In 2011, Monticello Middle School had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Washington average is 19 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Monticello Middle School Reviews
I attended Monticello from '89 to '92. Reading these comments, I can see not a lot has changed with the culture of Monticello bullies. It isn't the school, it's the community. When Longview's logging based economy tanked in the '70's due to heavy federal environmental fines, the whole town went sideways. Lake Sacajawea became a literal symbol of the enormous gap between upper class and poor; The man-made body of water will forever stand in my mind as the impossible achievement of middle class life in Longview. Depending on where you live, what side of the lake you live on, and how far from the lake, determines your rank there. I lived on the farthest block of 20th Avenue from the lake possible - in the wrong direction. I never felt my poverty as strong as when I lived in Longview... Monticello and RA Long are where the 'losers' send their kids to school in that town, and everyone knows it.
I think that this school has come a long ways. We are facing economic hard times and all that falls into the school. Cut teachers, cut classfied jobs, give the students less, and of course it is going to cause more problems. Monticello is thriving because it has caring and giving staff right down from the principal to the cleaning staff. Good school and I am proud to say I attended there.
I totally agree with Donna. My son is new to this school this year, and has been bullied from Day One. It is half way through the year and he still has not found one friend. It has affected his health to the point of being physically ill and missing school. Although, we have a great luck with the staff, especially Michelle Opgrande, who has gone out of her way to help my son and make him feel comfortable. Just yesterday, he called me on his way home crying. I am considering transfering my son to another school.
I think the school could be great. I am disappointed with how some of the kids prey on the weak or not so popular kids and how they send a child home cryibg. When a child brings it to an active parents attention and the parent goes to the principle the child is teased more. So we don't promote violence in schools and we want our kids safe but either the parents need to get involved with their children or we need more hall monitors to Stop the bullying so the weaker can survive and get the same education as the others. My child has been bullied since day one because he is a nerdy kid who strives to succeed nd wants to do good but is destracted by such evilness of others. We can't blame this on the teachers because it starts at home and how we teacher or kids. My son has goals and one of them is not to be mean to gain popularity or to bully someone to make himself look better. What my son has learned this year is to come home crying and not understand why he doesn't have a friend because he wants to learn. Is being bullied the best solution for kids? well i think not. Thank you Mr. Ofstun for putting this child under your wing and giving him the will to succeed. He deserves a chance and the bullies apparently don't want to learn so give them a class where they can bully each other and leave the others to learn before we have suicide on our hands.