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
We wanted to say a very heartfelt thank you to all of our parents, students, family members, staff, exhibitors, sponsors, and amazing presenters who participated in our 2023 College & Career Family Conference. Please enjoy this brief photo collage which highlights just some of the sessions and interactions that help make this conference such an incredible success each year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2024!
Superintendent's Update - October 2023; Amidst the changing season, El Monte Union would like to convey its deepest appreciation to our remarkable students, staff and families for an exceptional start to the fall semester. During the month of October, students were encouraged to consider their future college and career paths as they attended the District’s Fifth Annual College and Career Family Conference, Rosemead High School senior Viridiana Sanchez has earned a spot as a finalist for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses 2024 Rose Court and Arroyo High School’s mathematics teacher Catherine Flores has been named El Monte Union’s 2023-24 District Teacher of the Year. 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.
Superintendent's Update - September 2023; El Monte Union’s September Superintendent’s Update is here! Superintendent Dr. Edward Zuniga shares news about the District’s efforts toward clean mobility, Mountain View High School’s celebrations, including the VISTA Academy student podcast team hosting their first live event, the Districtwide College Night, Back-to-School Nights, club rushes and more. Dr. Zuniga also pays special tribute to Mr. Fernando R. Ledesma and his family. 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.
Superintendent's Update - July/August 2023; It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you all to the 2023-24 school year earlier this month as students and staff made their way to campuses, connecting on their summer adventures and excitement for the new year. El Monte Union would like to first congratulate our students who dedicated their summer to furthering their education and personal growth through our summer school programs. Your hard work and commitment have not gone unnoticed, and we commend your efforts. In August, our high schools hosted Link Crew leadership days, freshmen orientations, spirit assemblies and athletic competitions, showcasing school pride and vibrant student engagement. Our teachers and staff also had the opportunity to learn and connect during Teacher Professional Development days and were welcomed back with a fun and exciting Opening of School Celebration. Learn more about what our teachers, staff and students are up to in our July/August Superintendent's Update! Our e-newsletter archive, including additional languages, is available here.
El Monte Union High School District’s (EMUHSD) male students honed their leadership abilities through workshops during the District’s inaugural CABALLEROS: California Boys Acquiring Lifelong Learner Educational Resources On Success Event on Nov. 18 at El Monte High School (EMHS), which included keynote speakers and activities geared toward personal growth and success.
El Monte Union Students Learn Environmental Stewardship at California Air Resources Board Riverside Headquarters
A group of El Monte Union students with a strong interest in environmental science and sustainability received an inside look at the important work being done by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) at their newly built state-of-the-art Riverside Headquarters on November 8.
Longo Toyota, the world’s largest Toyota dealership, hosted an online auction for a Limited Edition 2023 Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO from October 18 to 24, with all proceeds set to be donated to the El Monte Union High School District, El Monte City School District and Vision To Learn.
The top administrative positions at three El Monte Union campuses have a new look for the 2023-24 school year, with four new assistant principals joining El Monte, Mountain View and Rosemead high schools. The new administrators are Sarah McLarty and Brian Covey at El Monte High School; Sandra Salge at Rosemead High School; and Anh Ligutom at Mountain View High School. Covey, Salge and Ligutom are all new to El Monte Union, while McLarty was most recently El Monte High’s athletic director.