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 - October 2020: It is hard to believe that 10 weeks ago we kicked off the 2020-21 school year and we are already entering the holiday season. Our District thanks you all for your continued support during these times and acknowledges our students for their achievements. Learn more about what our teachers, staff and students are up to in our October Superintendent's Update! Our e-newsletter archive, including additional languages, is available here.
EMUHSD Update on Distance Learning and Services in 2020-21: Ten weeks ago, we began our journey into the 2020-21 school year. To say that this year has been unpredictable, abnormal and quite challenging for all of us, would be an understatement. For more, please read a Distance Learning and Services update from Superintendent Dr. Edward A. Zuniga.
Superintendent's Update - September 2020: The 2020-21 school year is well underway, and our teachers and students have shown incredible perserverance and dedication as they adapt and connect via distance learning. Learn more about our wonderful students, teachers, staff and parents in our September Superintenden't Update. Our e-newsletter archive, including additional languages, is available here.
El Monte Union to Provide Free Meals to Kids 18 and Younger: El Monte Union will launch a FREE grab-and-go meal service for all children 18 years and younger starting Tuesday, Sept. 15. Parents may only go to one location a day and can pick up three meals without children being present in the car.
Meals may be picked up at one of the following locations:
- Arroyo High School, 4921 Cedar Ave., El Monte
- El Monte High School, 3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte
- Mountain View High School, 2900 Parkway Drive, El Monte
- Rosemead High School, 9063 E. Mission Drive, Rosemead
- South El Monte High School, 1001 N. Durfee Ave., South El Monte
Arroyo High School’s Farm Lab, developed through a partnership between Eco Urban Gardens and the City of Hope, provides a template for sustainability that can help transform urban food deserts into rich sources of nutrition and biodiversity, while opening new doors for students eager to pursue careers in biology, environmental science and urban agriculture.
The El Monte Promise Foundation (EMPF) and El Monte Union High School are honoring 1,800 Class of 2020 graduates with 400 individualized banners that are on display around major corridors and streets across the three cities in which the District’s six high schools call home.
El Monte Union High School District will continue its distance learning program for the remainder of the fall 2020 semester, but is exploring the possibility of developing learning groups (pods) for students most in need, including those in special education programs and English learners. Students in these learning pods will continue distance learning while they are on campus.
El Monte High School art teacher Patrice Cooley has a flair for connecting with her students, encouraging beginning and experienced artists alike to bring a unique voice and passion to their art. For her exceptional ability to empower students, set standards for quality education and achieve the highest level of professionalism in art education, Cooley has been recognized as the California Art Education Association (CAEA) 2020 Outstanding Visual Art Educator of the Year.