Education in Monroe County, Georgia

Monroe County Georgia SchoolsWe have a premiere school system known throughout the state for its tradition of educational excellence for all students. With a theme of “Honoring the Past while Creating the Future,” leadership looks to add to this tradition with a “Commitment to Excellence” in everything they do. All five schools in Monroe County also received a 5 Star rating (the highest rating) on School Climate, which is a measure of student discipline, stakeholder surveys, and staff and student attendance. The four year graduation rate for Mary Persons in 2019-2020 was 92.1%, the highest rate every achieved in the school’s history. The four year graduation rate for Mary Persons in 2018-2019 was 86.6%, eclipsing the state average of 82.0%.
  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 4,188 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Graduation Rate: 92% (Top 30% in GA)
  • Overall District Rank: Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency: 43% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency: 48% (Top 20%)

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Monroe County School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 221 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.

Monroe County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Georgia for:

  • Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
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Monroe County Schools

Monroe County Schools also recognizes the importance of having a quality board of education, engaged parents, and a supportive community in the continued success of students and teachers in our school system.     


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Monroe County is in the middle of everywhere with close proximity to I-75, I-675, I-285 and I-16.

Quality of Life

The beautiful countryside offering the residents a subtropical climate and a great place to raise a family.


Monroe County Schools ranks 9th in Georgia school systems with a high school graduation rate of 91%

Film Industry

Georgia is a leading film destination. Monroe County has a variety of unique locations already featured in several films.