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​Fact Sheet - Monticello High School​​​​​​

Home of the Mustangs

Embrace Students, Inspire Learning, and Innovate Opportunities

Monticello High School is a community of citizens committed to honor, service, technological competence, and lifelong learning. We strive to inspire, create and support a community of lifelong learners who value and respect diversity, take an active and responsible role in their own learning, and are equipped with the skills necessary to succeed as citizens of a constantly changing global society.

School Highlights

Embracing students, inspiring learning, and innovating opportunities are three of the guiding principles for the Monticello High School community.

We embrace students by building a strong sense of community within our school and our surrounding neighborhoods. Each student at Monticello works with an adult mentor on a regular basis during the year. At least twice per month, through their Mentorship program, students participate in team building activities designed to build relationships with their peers. Students and their mentors also use this time to build students’ online portfolios to showcase their learning. The Mentorship program ultimately is focused on providing each student with an adult mentor who will monitor their social and academic progress throughout the year and assist students with overcoming the challenges they face in the school. Community outreach efforts are expanding at Monticello each year. Staff members schedule multiple events in our Southwood and Scottsville communities, such as ice cream socials, to ensure that all students and their parents have an opportunity to get involved with the school.

Students are inspired to learn through many innovative opportunities at Monticello. A pilot program is underway to provide students with an alternative to the traditional high school experience by working with a team of teachers and learning in an authentic, interdisciplinary environment.

All students are encouraged to broaden their educational experience by participating in a wide range of elective programs. These include an innovative engineering lab and a strong drama and fine arts program. Students also have opportunities to participate in project-based learning activities in several different classes throughout the building. There also are dozens of clubs that all students are encouraged to participate in during the school day.

Assessment Data

Aggregate SOL Pass Rates (Percent)


Aggregate SAT Scores


Facility Information

​Built in 1998, two stories

249,195 square feet

70.0 acre site

2003: Addition of an academic wing containing 14 classrooms

2006: Addition of an athletic wing with an auxiliary gym, wrestling room, and weight-lifting room

2007: Addition of 850-seat auditorium 

2012: Parent drop-off and parking lot improvements

2013: Flooring replacement

2014: Track replacement; front entrance upgrade

2015: Career & Technical Education (CTE) Space; Media Center upgrades, including new shelving and carpet; solar photovoltaic array installed on roof; flooring replacement on Forum Stage​​​

2016: Team 20 learning space modernization

Monticello High School is the final destination of all Southern Feeder Pattern middle and elementary schools.​​​​​​​​​


Rick Vrhovac Rick Vrhovac, Principal
Reed Gillespie Reed Gillespie, Associate Principal
Henry Atkins Henry Atkins, Assistant Principal
Ashby Johnson Ashby Johnson, Assistant Principal

Principal History

Rick Vrhovac

Jesse Turner

Catherine Worley

John W. "Billy" Haun

Irving Jones

Student Demographics

(as of September 30, 2017)

Total Enrollment: 1,131

Male: 49.0%

Female: 51.0%

Black: 13.0%

Hispanic: 14.4%

White: 63.3%

English Learners: 7.3%

Disadvantaged: 32.3%

Students with Disabilities: 14.4%

Gifted: 14.2%

"Disadvantaged" students are those who receive free and reduced price meals under the federal program. "Students with Disabilities" are those identified for special education services, from speech pathology and learning disabilities to severe and profound disabilities.