Our Vision & Mission
The vision of the El Monte Union High School District is to empower and motivate our students to be resilient, college and career-ready, lifelong learners 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
- Promote college and career readiness skills for all students
El Monte Union Seeks Community Input on Trustee Area Maps, District Formation Process: The El Monte Union High School District is inviting the public to provide input on draft maps developed as part of the school district formation process. The District is transitioning from at-large elections to by-trustee area elections to comply with the California Voting Rights Act.
Draft maps and information about community Open Houses are available at emuhsd-by-area-trustees.com. The maps will be officially unveiled during a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The maps were created by a demographer hired to assist the District in establishing by-trustee area maps according to state and federal legal criteria. For more information, including opportunities to meet the mapping team and attend public hearings, click here.
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Superintendent's Update - September 2021: The 2021-22 school year is well underway, and our students and teachers are engaged in full, in-person learning once again. We are thrilled to see our students back on our campuses, where they are taking part in programs such as athletics, theater, music and more. This month we celebrated the official opening of our new Community Education Center, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology in an open and inviting space. The center currently serves as the hub for our Independent Study program and will be an important resource to students and the community for years to come. Learn more about what our teachers, staff and students are up to in our September Superintendent's Update! Our e-newsletter archive, including additional languages, is available here.
EMUHSD to Host Back to School Nights and FREE COVID-19 Vaccines: El Monte Union High School District community members are invited to attend Back to School Nights at each of their respective high schools. Free COVID-19 Vaccinations will be available. See the list below for when Back to School Night will be held at your school. Please click your school for more information:
Mountain View High School: 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2
Arroyo High School: 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8
Rosemead High School: 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14
El Monte High School: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16
Fernando R. Ledesma High School: 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17
EMUHSD to Host Public Hearing: The El Monte Union High School District is continuing its efforts to gather community input and boost voter participation as it begins the process of shifting from at-large elections to by-trustee area elections, holding its second in a series of public hearings on Wednesday, Sept. 1.
The shift means that instead of residents voting for any board candidate on the ballot within the District’s boundaries, residents will vote for a single candidate residing in their newly drawn trustee-area, usually one-fifth of the entire District. The change will go into effect November 2022.
For more information please visit: https://emuhsd-by-area-trustees.com/
The El Monte Union High School District recognizes that wearing face masks reduces the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The health and safety of our students and staff continue to be our priority.
El Monte Union is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all of our students and staff. On Oct. 6, the Board of Trustees directed the District to require that all eligible students who are 12 years of age and older be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Jan. 3 to continue to take part in on-site instruction. Student athletes must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 19. To be considered fully vaccinated, two weeks must have passed after receiving the second dose of the vaccine. Adding vaccination for COVID-19 to the existing vaccine requirements for our students ensures that we can safely continue offering the highest-quality public instruction, rigorous in-person learning, and extracurricular activities on our campuses that promote the growth and development of our students.
The El Monte Union High School District is launching a series of public meetings to gather community input as the process of shifting from at-large elections to by-trustee area elections begins. The shift means that instead of residents voting for any board candidate on the ballot within the District’s boundaries, residents will vote for a single candidate residing in their newly drawn trustee-area, usually one-fifth of the entire District. The change will go into effect November 2022. Our community is encouraged to participate in our live and virtual meetings, click the story title for more information on meeting opportunities.