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 - October 2021: We have already cleared the halfway point through our semester, our students and staff have risen to the challenges presented by the return to in-person learning and I am so proud to see our campuses bustling with activity, achievement and growth. Students across our District are engaging in deep learning through our innovative CTE pathways and rigorous curriculum, as well as participating meaningfully in our community through activities such as working to promote breast cancer awareness and volunteering to help build an urban garden on Arroyo High School’s campus. They are truly fulfilling the El Monte Union vision by becoming lifelong learners and contributing members of our global society. 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 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
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and reflection, a time to appreciate the good in our lives and remain hopeful for what is yet to come. As we have endured many months of hardship together this school year, our hope for a way out of this pandemic lies in how we must express our gratitude to one another this holiday season.
Fernando R. Ledesma High School has received a $5,000 grant from the Barona Band of Mission Indians to develop student literacy and promote a love of reading among underrepresented students.
Arroyo High School’s new math class – Mathematical Reasoning with Connections (MRWC) – provides students with a challenging, project-based and group-based approach to mathematics, all of which was presented to the Board of Trustees during an Oct. 20 meeting.
The El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees has approved the use of additional one-time funds totaling $22 million, provided through the Elementary Secondary Emergency Relief Plan (ESSER III), to place a greater focus on the academic, emotional and mental health needs of students and staff.