Monroe-Woodbury CSD: At-A-Glance

District Mission Statement

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.

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Monroe-Woodbury Central School District

278 Route 32
Central Valley, NY 10917
(845) 460-6000

Superintendent of Schools

Elsie Rodriguez
[email protected]
(845) 460-6200 ext 6201

Deputy Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Tracy Norman
[email protected]
(845) 460-6200 ext 6201

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 2023/2024 school year, 6,772 pupils (as of December 28, 2023) are enrolled in the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District, including all Pre-kindergarten students attending school at Sapphire and off-site, as well as students attending out-of-district placements.

  • M-W High School, Grades 9-12:  2,357 students

  • M-W Middle School, Grades 6-8:  1,575 students

  • Central Valley Elementary, Grades 2-5:  395 students

  • North Main Elementary, Grades 2-5:  565 students

  • Pine Tree Elementary, Grades 2-5: 743 students

  • Sapphire Elementary, Grades Pre-K-1:  400 students

  • Smith Clove Elementary, Grades K-1:  474 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 help students achieve their true potential.

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students at lunch

Academic Achievements 2022-2023

  • 1 National Merit Scholarship finalist

  • 195 National Honor Society members

  • 196 National Junior Honor Society members

  • College offerings: AP - 14 courses; College/Dual-enrollment - 24 courses

  • 142 World Language Honor Society member

  • 44 New York State Seal of Biliteracy recipients

  • Odyssey of the Mind: 10 teams competed regionally;
    4 teams competed at States

  • 12 students competed at Science & Engineering Fair, 5 recognized for high achievement

Additional Achievements

  • 71 interscholastic competitive sports teams, 2,800 participants

  • 2 unified basketball teams, 30 participants

  • Special Olympics: Elementary, MS, HS teams, 50 participants

  • 11 Section IX champions

  • Numerous individual state and national qualifiers

  • Athletics ranked highly at state and national levels

  • Boys Track & Field Champions - 3200m & 3200m relay; 90% fall and winter teams earned Scholar-Athlete designation

  • Regionally and nationally acclaimed art and music programs

  • Named among the "Best Communities for Music Education" for 11 consecutive years

  • 1 student, All Eastern; 4 student (+3 alternates), All-State Band/Orchestra/Chorus

  • 430 students, NYSSMA Solo Festival participants

  • 250 students, NYSSMA Major Organizational Festival;

  • 2 students, NYSBDA

  • 180 students, All-County Music Festival

  • MWMS student earned the NYS PTA Distracted Walking Poster Contest

  • MWMS student wins regional spelling bee, moves on to national competition

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student at desk