Principal Message

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    Mr. James Cecil

    July 15, 2023

    Dear Monarch High School Community,

    I am elated to welcome you to Monarch High School for the 2023-2024 school year. We hope that everyone has had a wonderful and safe summer. We are very excited about our success and wish to thank everyone involved in our tradition of excellence in The Castle and in the community.

    We believe that our success stems from the hard work of excellent students, passionate teachers, dedicated staff, and the strong support for education from our parents and community partners. We will ensure that our students and teachers have all the tools they will need to continue the fine tradition of excellence here at Monarch High School. We have a strong academic focus, with many elective offerings, and various extra-curricular sports and clubs. Our faculty and staff are committed to developing critical/creative thinkers and compassionate citizens who are motivated to follow their passion in life. 

    We are very proud of our staff, students, and parents here at Monarch. We have an amazing Cambridge Program that provides rigorous coursework and allows our students to graduate with a diploma that qualifies them for the top Bright Futures Scholarship possible. In fact, 63 Monarch graduates earned the prestigious Cambridge Diploma last year. Some other accomplishments include district championships in football, soccer, and individual swimmers and wrestlers. We were regional champions in competitive cheer. Our fine arts department earned superior ratings at the district and state level for band and drama. The Monarch JROTC Program scored a 99% on their formal inspection this year which is the highest score in the district in the past 20 years and is considered a unit of distinction. We continue to strive to make this school an amazing place of learning for all students.

    We appreciate our parents and business partners for their invaluable support. There are many ways that you can contribute time, talent, or treasure. Please go to, email our PTSA at, or call the school at 754-322-1400 to become a part of this incredible support system.

    Open House for parents will be held Tuesday, August 29th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

    I am thrilled to begin another successful year at our incredible school and remember …


    James Cecil
    Proud Principal of Monarch High School