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
Superintendent's Update - February 2023; We are so proud of the determination that we witness every day in our El Monte Union students as they reach toward their academic and athletic goals. Their achievements are truly outstanding and we know none of them would be possible without the hard work of our staff, faculty and administrations. Two of those great achievements this month were South El Monte High School’s Academic Decathlon students becoming the first group of Eagles headed to the State Championships and Fernando R. Ledesma High School being recognized as a 2023 Model Continuation High School. Our students also saw successes in athletics, with many of our winter sports teams qualifying and competing in CIF and state championships, and taking titles in the Mission Valley League championship. Learn more about what our teachers, staff and students are up to in our February Superintendent's Update! Our e-newsletter archive, including additional languages, is available here.
Superintendent's Update - January 2023; In this video, Superintendent Dr. Edward A. Zuniga highlights the holiday festivities and community events that occurred throughout the month of December and exciting student achievement that happened this month, such as six El Monte Union students being named QuestBridge Scholars and the success of El Monte High School’s Cheer Team. Learn more about what our teachers, staff and students are up to in our January Superintendent's Update! Our e-newsletter archive, including additional languages, is available here.
Superintendent's Update - November 2022; As our fall semester draws to a close, we would like to congratulate all our hardworking students for their perseverance and academic excellence, and commend our outstanding teachers for their continued support of our scholars. El Monte Union students have achieved greatness in the performing arts this month, with mesmerizing performances from each of our schools at the Fall Choral Festival and 2022 Marching Band Showcase. Many of our fall athletic teams also made their way to CIF, representing their schools with pride and great competitive sportsmanship. Learn more about what our teachers, staff and students are up to in our November Superintendent's Update! Our e-newsletter archive, including additional languages, is available here.
Superintendent's Update - October 2022; In this video, Superintendent Dr. Edward A. Zuniga shares information about spirit weeks on campus, homecoming, Senior Night celebrations, Arroyo High School’s mental health and wellness awareness efforts and the construction of a new multipurpose building at Fernando R. Ledesma High School. 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.
El Monte Union Celebrates Pi Day, Holds Inaugural Districtwide Math Bee
El Monte Union High School District (EMUHSD) students celebrated the academic fun of Pi Day and “March Mathness” on March 14, going head-to-head in answering a series of math questions during the inaugural Districtwide Math Bee at Mountain View High School (MVHS).
El Monte Union Performing Arts Showcase Brings Together District Community
The El Monte community came together in a sea of colors, beats, and interpretive dance during the annual El Monte Union Performing Arts Indoor Showcase, held on March 3 at the El Monte High School gym. Dozens of students from all five El Monte Union comprehensive high schools displayed their creative talents, dazzling a packed house of friends and family, who responded with applause, foot stomps and cheers.
El Monte Union School Recognized as 2023 Model Continuation High School
Fernando R. Ledesma High School (FRLHS) has been recognized as a 2023 Model Continuation High School by the California Department of Education (CDE) for successfully providing a high-quality education to students through modern and innovative practices, including leading-edge technology, social and emotional wellness services and college and career pathways.
El Monte Union Senior Receives Posse Scholarship to Northwestern University
Rosemead High School senior Wendy Sar has a knack for numbers and the mindset of an explorer. As a member of the Riordan Scholars Program at UCLA, Sar served as team leader in a stock market analysis competition, guiding her team to first place. The rigorous weekend classes did more than provide Sar with a challenge; they helped propel her to an elite university.
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EMUHSD Board Meetings
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