Monticello School District- "Believing, Achieving, Succeeding"


It is the mission of the Monticello School District to create a safe and secure environment that fully supports all students as learners, all staff as professionals, and all parents, patrons, and community members as vital parts in establishing and promoting education as a life-long learning process.

Vision: Fostering A Community of Lifetime Learners

Sandra Lanehart, Superintendent

935 Scogin Drive, Monticello AR 71655


​​MSD will be using a new app for communication called SCHOOL RUSH next year to replace the SCHOOLWAY app. Parents should get an email/text invitation with your username and download instructions. If you do not get the email, contact the campus office to update your email and phone number.

Archery 2018-19

Ariene Thompson, a current 10th grade GT student at Monticello High School, has been accepted to the Arkansas and the World: Model United Nations summer camp. Her acceptance was based on an essay she wrote, along with a teacher recommendation. At the camp, students will enhance their understanding of international relations, diplomacy, and organizations in the 21st century. They will also participate in workshops on international relations, the United Nations, the fundamentals of Model United Nations, and other topics. As a culminating event, students will represent assigned countries in an interactive simulation of the United Nations General Assembly. Ariene is the daughter of Alisa Thompson.

Kasey Brown selected to participate in 40th Arkansas Governor’s School

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark.---Kasey Brown, a gifted and talented student of Monticello High School, is among a select group of rising high school seniors chosen as a member of the 40th Arkansas Governor’s School. Kasey is the daughter of Ramone and Felicia Brown.

Founded in 1979 by Gov. Bill Clinton, Arkansas Governor’s School serves up to 400 selected students from around the state during the summer before their senior year in high school. The 2019 Arkansas Governor’s School is scheduled for July 7-Aug. 3 on the Arkansas Tech University campus in Russellville.

The Arkansas Department of Education gifted and talented programs administrator supervises Arkansas Governor’s School with assistance from an advisory council appointed by the governor.

ATU is hosting Arkansas Governor’s School for the first time in 2019. On-campus leadership for the program is provided by Dr. Robin Lasey, associate professor of chemistry at ATU, and Dr. Jeff Woods, professor of history at ATU. They are assisted by a committee of ATU faculty, staff and students that includes representation from Arkansas Governor’s School alumni.


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On April 17, the Monticello Elementary Quiz Bowl team competed against area schools and came away with First Place.

Team members are: Front row, L to R: Zeke Babst, Trey Knight, Zach Akin, Cameron Armbrust.

Back row, L to R: Kaylie Jester, Teddy Headlee, Joselyn Camarena, Madeline Stanley, and Anita Skinner, Coach.

Congratulations to MSD Hot Rodders of Tomorrow team. Good luck at the national competition.