|Monticello High School|
2270 Clyde Ross Drive
|School type||Public comprehensive|
|School district||School District|
|NCES School ID||50984000721|
|Teaching staff||59.40 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||10.69|
|Education system||ADE Smart Core|
Advanced Placement (AP)
|Athletics||Football, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Track, Cheer, Debate, Speech|
|Athletics conference||4A Region 8|
|Mascot||Billy Goats (spell)|
|Team name||Monticello Billies|
|USNWR ranking||Unranked (2012)|
|Newspaper||The Billie Buzz|
Monticello High School is an accredited public high school located in the rural community of Monticello, Arkansas, United States. The school provides comprehensive secondary education for approximately 600 students each year in grades 9 through 12. It is one of two public high schools in Drew County, Arkansas and the only high school administered by the Monticello School District.
Monticello High School is accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and is accredited as a charter member since 1924 of AdvancED (formerly North Central Association). The assumed course of study follows the Smart Core curriculum developed by the ADE, which requires students to complete 22 units prior to graduation. Students complete regular (core and elective) and career focus coursework and exams and may take Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams with the opportunity to receive college credit. Students completing at least 24 units of credit may be eligible for recognition as Honor Diploma, Honor Graduate, and Distinguished Honor Graduate, based on progressively higher grade point average (GPA) scores. The district and high school are members of the Southeast Arkansas (SEARK) Education Service Cooperative.
For 2012–14, the Monticello Billies compete in interscholastic activities within the 4A Classification via the 4A Region 8 Conference, as administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Billies participate in football, golf (boys/girls), cross country (boys/girls), speech, debate, basketball (boys/girls), cheer, dance, baseball, softball, tennis (boys/girls), and track and field (boys/girls).
- Football: The boys varsity team won the state champion in 2009–10.
- Golf: The boys golf team won the state champion in 1953–54.
- Cross Country: In 2012, a Monticello student-athlete won the individual girls' cross country state championship.
Clubs and traditions
Monticello students may engage in a variety of clubs and organizations. Organizations that students may self-select to join include: 8 to 5 (band), Science & Math (S.A.M.), Library Club, First Priority, FCCLA - Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (formerly FHA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Spanish Club, Speech Club, French Club, SkillsUSA, Opportunity Club, and Rodeo, Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT), and a Forensics and Debate team
Organizations which students may be selected to join:
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