Our Vision & Mission

  • The vision of the El Monte Union High School District is to cultivate and empower our students to be ethical, productive, successful and contributing members of our global society. The mission of the El Monte Union High School District is to:

    • Advocate, nurture and sustain a positive school culture through a challenging and rigorous, standards-based curriculum that promotes achievement for all students;
    • Ensure management of the organization, operations and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment that is conducive to student learning and staff professional growth;
    • Collaborate with families and community members, respond to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilize community resources;
    • Model a personal and institutional code of ethics and develop professional leadership capacity


  • Superintendent's Update - July 2020
    We are proud to welcome new administrators to our team for the 2020-21 school year, which will begin on a 100% distance learning schedule on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Learn more about our amazing educators and our schedule for the new year in our July Superintendent's Update. Our e-newsletter archive, including additional languages, is available here

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  • Return to Play: Athletics and Performing Arts Activities at El Monte Union
    EMUHSD has established a three-phase Return to Play program, along with safety protocols and role responsibilities, that will allow our performing arts students, scholar-athletes and coaches to safely return to a structured training program. LEARN MORE.

    Fall Sports Begin
    Sept. 8, 2020
    Fall Sports Begin
    Sept. 14, 2020
    Spring Sports Begin
    Oct. 19, 2020
    Spring Sports Begin
    Nov. 2, 2020
    Cross Country
    Competitive Cheer
    Marching Band
    Boys/Girls Tennis
    Track & Field
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  • El Monte Union Adopts 100% Distance Learning Model for Fall 2020: El Monte Union High School District will begin the 2020-21 school year on a 100% distance learning schedule, with the option of transitioning to a hybrid model later in fall semester should health conditions improve. Learn more on our Reopen and Reimagine Schools page. 

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  • Reopen and Re-imagine Schools: Virtual Community Forum, June 29: Community members, parents, and students will have the opportunity to learn about our Reopening of Schools planning, safety measures, and the learning options we are exploring for students and staff once the 2020-21 academic year launches on August 18 during a Virtual Community Forum at 4 p.m. on June 29. Bookmark this page

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District News

  • New El Monte High School Principal Channels His Inner Lion's Roar

    Eddie Cuevas first learned the significance of the El Monte High School Lion’s Roar when he arrived on campus as a freshman. As a Class of 1989 graduate, Cuevas began a successful career as a project manager in the private sector, but always felt his community calling him back. Today, Cuevas is preparing for his first year as El Monte High School’s newest principal, determined to give back to the school that provided him the vehicle for educational opportunities and the path in which to prosper.

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  • Longtime El Monte Union Educator Named Principal of Arroyo High School

    Longtime El Monte Union educator Gabriel Flores, an El Monte High School Class of 1992 graduate, has been selected to serve as Arroyo High School’s new principal. Flores, who has spent his entire 22-year education career in El Monte Union, succeeds Angelita Gonzales, who retired in June.

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  • El Monte Union Welcomes New Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

    After 35 years of working in El Monte Union, Robin Torres has acquired a deep understanding of its history and culture. From coaching volleyball to serving as principal of El Monte High School for seven years, Torres continues to grow professionally. Torres has now been promoted to the District’s assistant superintendent of human resources, officially taking on the role July 1.

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  • NBC: Saluting the Class of 2020 - South El Monte High School

    NBC 4 Los Angeles Salutes the South El Monte High School Class of 2020! Watch the video!

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District Newsletters

  • View District Newsletters Here View the latest, as well as our entire archive, of El Monte Union High School District Newsletters here: www.emuhsd.org/news

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