2. One of region’s few mega-schools
The school system features one of the region’s few mega-schools, which covers grades 2-12 at its Yankee Road school campus. The younger grades and pre-school are housed in the Monroe Primary School, which opened its doors in 1954 and is one of the oldest schools in Butler County.
3. Abandoned high school building demolished
Until last year, when the more than century old and abandoned Lemon-Monroe High School building was demolished, Monroe Schools had one of the oldest schools still standing in the region, though it had not been used since 2005.
4. Enrollment nearly doubles in 17 years
In 2000 when the Monroe Schools came into existence, the enrollment was about 1,500 students. District enrollment now is about 2,700 students and growing.
5. Butler County’s fastest-growing city
Monroe, which was incorporated in 1995, is the area’s fastest-growing small city, according to 2016 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. It has a population of more than 14,000.