About Monroe-Woodbury

District Mission Statement

Little Miracles graduate celebrates with high school instructor.Monroe-Woodbury Central School District is committed to academic achievement and success for all students in a safe environment.

In partnership with families and our community, the district’s mission is to promote confidence, inspire a passion for learning, and to prepare students to become responsible global citizens.

The M-W Community

The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District is located approximately 45 miles north of New York City and geographically includes the towns of Monroe, most of Woodbury and parts of Tuxedo, Chester and Blooming Grove.

M-W serves a population of approximately 36,585 people with 65 percent employed outside the area. Its unique location in the “Lake Region” of Southern Orange County at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains offers the charm of a clean suburban/rural countryside within easy driving distance of New York City. The community has traditionally offered outstanding support for the school district.  A quality education is a major community priority.


During the 2020/2021 school year, approximately 6,701 pupils are enrolled in the seven instructional buildings in the M-W district.

  • M-W High School, Grades 9-12:  2,445 students
  • M-W Middle School, Grades 6-8:  1,657 students
  • Pine Tree Elementary, Grades 2-5:  836 students
  • Central Valley Elementary, Grades 2-5:  509 students
  • North Main Elementary, Grades 2-5:  514 students
  • Sapphire Elementary, Grades K-1:  259 students
  • Smith Clove Elementary, Grades K-1:  481 students

The academic achievements of M-W students are recognized throughout New York State. In addition to the academic offerings, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports on the interscholastic and intramural levels. In an effort to continue the total development of all students, there are many co-curricular activities for students of all ability levels. The district’s goal is to provide what students require to achieve their true potential.