Front view of Monroe Road Elementary

We are very proud of our students, programs, and building. We believe that quality education can be achieved through high expectations of student performance and behavior; strong family/school/community/ partnerships; and a dedicated, enthusiastic staff committed to providing the best education possible for the students at Monroe Road Elementary.


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Monroe Road Elementary (MRE) opened in August 2001 as the fifth elementary building for Bedford Public Schools. Our school serves 680 students in grades K-6 in Lambertville, Michigan. During that first year, our students chose the ‘mustang’ as our mascot. They also voted to be a ‘multi-colored’ school so our school colors are many – red, blue, green, orange and yellow with brown added to give the mustang its natural color. We are proud of the achievement of our students, the team work of our staff, and the active involvement of our parents. We invite you to explore our website to see why our theme for this year is “Bedford Strong! ... MRE Proud!”

Our Beliefs…
Together everyone achieves more.
Education should extend beyond the classroom walls including field studies, access to community resources, and an emphasis on the great outdoors.
All children can learn and should grow academically and socially each year.
Making technology an integrated part of our learning environment will help children to live and learn in an ever-changing world.
When children see their school as a community, and are provided opportunities for community service at school and in their neighborhoods, it builds citizenship.
Our curriculum is mapped, varied, integrated, and based on high standards.
Responsibility for oneself and others and their individual differences creates an environment where everyone can thrive.
Keeping our school improvement goals focused on enhanced learning for all students will provide direction for our program.

Our staff…
MRE has 26 classroom teachers, 1 physical education teacher, 1 art teacher, 1 general music teacher, 1 exploratory teacher, 2 special education teachers,4 SIP's (student intervention providers), 1 speech pathologist, 1 media specialist (shared), 1 reading specialist, 1 psychologist (shared), 1 social worker (shared), 1 student support coordinator, 1 building secretary, 1 media secretary, 1 technology lab assistant, 1 health aide, 1 latchkey director, 13 paraprofessionals, 4 food service employees, 2 playground supervisors, 4 custodians, 1 Interim Dean of Students, and 1 principal.

Our parental involvement…
Much of our early success at MRE has been due to the many parents who have freely given their support, time, and energy to enhance our students’ learning opportunities. Our PTA has provided programs, finances, and time to enrich our staff and students’ time at MRE. Our many parent volunteers have cut, pasted, copied, read, colored, dug, planted, cooked, painted, baked, sold,
and …(the list goes on and on and on)

Our Website…
MRE’s website is maintained by Cheryl Lykowski. Please visit our website often and see for yourself the many wonderful things happening at our school. You’re welcome to visit our school in person to see for yourself what all of us Mustangs are up to. We encourage feedback in regards to our website. If anyone has any thoughts, comments, or concerns regarding our website please email Cheryl Lykowski.

  • MRE office opens at 7:30 a.m.
  • School Doors open at 8:15 a.m. (Do not arrive before 8:15 a.m.)
  • Crossing Guard walks students across Monroe Rd. at 8:15 a.m.
  • Class begin at 8:20 a.m. Students are tardy if arrival is after 8:25 a.m.
  • Students are marked absent for the a.m. if late arrival is after 9:55 a.m.
  • Classes are dismissed at 3:20 p.m.
  • Office closes for business at 4:00 p.m.



Please keep our students safe by being patient while dropping students off before school and picking students up at the end of the day. Please pull around the circle as far as possible and drop/pick up on the curb side of the driveway. We have had several accidents when someone tries to cut in front of other cars. We will have school staff assisting in the front to keep it safe for everyone. Please watch for their signals. ~Thank you

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