Community Consolidated School District 181
Monroe School is proud to be a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon and Green Ribbon School. Monroe School strives for excellence and does what is best for every child. "Growing to Learn, Learning to Grow" is the school motto and one that is at the heart of what we do in this community. We help children grow and become responsible, respectful, well-educated citizens.
The original two-story school was constructed in 1928 and has undergone several renovations and additions over the years.
Monroe School was named a 2018 Green Ribbon School for its innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education. Monroe was one of 46 schools across the country to receive the award and one of four in Illinois. Monroe has a decades-long commitment to environmental education through its "Living Classroom Learning Lab," now in its 23rd year. To read about all of Monroe's Green efforts, click here.
Dear Parents and Staff,
We wanted to inform you of an accident in downtown Clarendon Hills earlier this morning where a truck crossing at Prospect was hit by a train. We were notified that this caused the car to roll over and catch on fire.
We wanted to let you know that all of our buses that traverse nearby routes arrived safely and were not affected. Additionally, we have determined that all of our students and staff arrived safely as well, though we know that some had unfortunately witnessed the accident during their commute. Staff is watching for any distress in students and will alert our school social workers as needed. Counseling will be available throughout the day for any students or staff who need to process the event.
In addition, we were notified by the Village of Clarendon Hills that the train track crossing at Prospect is closed to traffic and pedestrians until further notice. As a result, there may be a delay for some buses and students returning home from school this afternoon. They have been asked to use the west Hinsdale crossing or the Cass Avenue crossing in Westmont.
Please contact your school principal or my office if you have questions or concerns.
Dr. Hector Garcia
210 N. Madison St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Green and White
- Kindergarten AM: 8:40-11:25am
- Kindergarten PM: 12:20-3:05pm
- Grades 1-5: 8:40am -3:05pm
- Lunch Gr 1-5: 11:25am - 12:15pm